Carcinetto finished third over track and trip on his latest start and looks sure to go close again in this lower grade. Zafeen's Pearl has been in better form on the turf of late with a couple of placed efforts and she's not out of it either, but the vote goes to the lightly-raced SO WISE. He's shown steady progress this season and registered his first victory over C&D last month. Only 3lb higher today, Keith Dalgleish's charge can go in again. Ashgrove Nell left her previous form behind when popping-up at a big price here last time, but Know No Fear was engaged to run at this track yesterday.
Carcinetto (IRE) 9-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 3f out to chase winner, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Count Bertoni (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.
Zafeen's Pearl 5-1fav (8-13) Went left start, chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, stayed on to 2nd over 1f out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 14, 3 1/2l behind Push Me (8-12) at Salisbury 1m hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Sep.
Thoroughly Red (IRE) 22-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden well over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 7th of 14, 14l behind Captain Macarry (9-3) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Sep.
Woolston Ferry (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) In touch on rails, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, 10th of 14, 16l behind Push Me (8-12) at Salisbury 1m hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Sep.
Holiday Snap 5-2fav (9-6) Soon led, clear going well 2f out, ridden carried head high and not run on over 1f out, headed well inside final furlong, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Polemica (9-9) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Sep.
So Wise (USA) 9-4fav (9-2) Chased leaders, effort on inside over 1f out, led inside final furlong, driven out, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Sep beating Aussie Blue (9-4) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Know No Fear 8-1 (8-6) Made most, hung badly right towards far side over 2f out, narrowly headed 2f out, stayed challenging under pressure, no impression on winner, still pressing for 2nd when rider eased up last strides, 3rd of 15, 1l behind Prince Of Passion (9-3) at Leicester 7f app hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Folly Drove 14-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, towards rear most of way, 11th of 14, 16l behind Push Me (8-12) at Salisbury 1m hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Sep.
Ashgrove Nell (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Took keen hold, led until over 7f out, tracked leaders, ridden and hung left over 1f out, led and hung left inside final furlong, ran on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Sep beating Rigid (8-12) by 1l, 11 ran.
Le Reveur 66-1 (8-9) Held up towards rear, effort over 1f out, kept on final furlong, no impression, 5th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Flowing Cape (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f clm stks (6) pol.
Bertie Boo 100-1 (8-7) Pushed along towards rear, tailed off before halfway, eased, last of 9, well behind Royal Dignitary (9-7) at Southwell 1m clm stks (6) fbs in May '09.