Both Zalzilah and Steventon Star were well beaten in the Windsor Castle over track and trip in June and the former has something to find with STRAITS OF MALACCA on latest running at Thirsk. The latter finished third on that occasion and Kevin Ryan's colt is fancied to find the necessary improvement to land this. Flying Bear had Ifwecan back in fifth over 6f at Goodwood last month but Mark Johnston's charge is a course and distance winner and may well turn the tables today.
Zalzilah 5-1 (9-7) Chased leader, ridden to challenge over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 5, 6l behind Fast Track (9-2) at Thirsk 5f 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Aug.
Steventon Star 10-3 (9-3) Bumped rival slightly soon after start, chased leaders, ridden 2f out, one pace inside final furlong, 5th of 6, 4 1/2l behind Salford Red Devil (9-0) at Chester 5f 2yo stks (2) gf in Jul.
Ifwecan 7-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 14, 9l behind Bahamian Heights (9-4) at York 6f 2yo hcp (2) gf in Aug.
Straits Of Malacca 7-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, hung left throughout, effort over 1f out, never able to challenge, 3rd of 5, 2 3/4l behind Fast Track (9-2) at Thirsk 5f 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Aug.
Flying Bear (IRE) 14-1 (8-0) Chased winner, ridde and lost 2nd over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 14, 4l behind Bahamian Heights (9-4) at York 6f 2yo hcp (2) gf in Aug.
Tableforten 14-1 (8-5) Disputing 2nd in centre, pushed along halfway, ridden and lost 2nd over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 9l behind Deeds Not Words (8-2) at Goodwood 6f 2yo hcp (2) gf.
Gym Shoes 13-2 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 11, 6l behind Makin The Rules (9-5) at Carlisle 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Aug.