EXCUSE TO LINGER found only subsequent handicap winner Titled Gent too good over C&D last month. She was five lengths clear of the rest of the field and can add to her stable's excellent strike rate at this track. Captain McCaw had shaped better on his debut at Folkestone than he did at Salisbury last time but may be thereabouts while Carina Palace looks capable of improving past the likes of Hit The Lights and Layla's Oasis. Enzaal is a half-brother to a winner and any strong support for him on his debut could prove significant.
Attenshun (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Dwelt reminders soon after start, behind and driven along, kept on final furlong, never a factor, 8th of 13, 7l behind Reliant Robin (9-3) at Lingfield 6f 2yo mdn aut (6) gs in Jun.
Captain Mccaw 20-1 (9-2) Led early, prominent, pushed along over 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, 8th of 10, 10l behind Annecdote (8-4) at Salisbury 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) sft in Aug.
Enzaal (USA) Invasor colt out of Ekleel.
Excuse To Linger 11-10fav (9-3) Dwelt, soon chasing leaders, not clear run on inside over 2f out until well over 1f out, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Titled Gent (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Aug.
Fly Fisher (IRE) 7-2 (8-12) With leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, one pace, 2nd of 5, 5l behind Lord Avonbrook (8-8) at Southwell 6f 2yo clm stks (6) fbs in Jul.
Hit The Lights (IRE) 9-1 (9-3) Pulled hard, chased winner until inside final 2f, ridden approaching final furlong, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 15, 7l behind Beach Club (9-3) at Thirsk 6f 2yo mdn (4) gs in Aug.
Smart Spender (IRE) Chineur gelding out of Smart Starprincess.
Carina Palace 33-1 (9-0) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, kept on final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 12, 6l behind Spokeswoman (9-0) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol.
Layla's Oasis 9-2 (9-0) Led centre, ridden and headed by stands side leader over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Red Turban (9-0) at Haydock 6f 2yo stks (5) gf.
Sand Orchid Sandwaki filly out of Doliouchka.