A full-blown handicap cavalry charge to end proceedings and HIGHLAND COLORI makes as much appeal as any. Highly progressive with four wins to his credit already this year, he handles all types of ground and his apprentice has a fine strike rate for Andrew Balding this year. Charlie Bishop is also good value for his claim and Boogie Shoes can figure if handling the going while Compton scored over C&D last time and should be thereabouts again. Zacynthus has been in fine form on faster ground of late and Redvers is a C&D winner not easily overlooked. Kingscroft remains on a winning mark, despite a penalty for his recent win at Musselburgh, while Ayr winner Jack Dexter is at his best in soft going and has a shout if staying the longer trip along with the unexposed Well Painted and Smarty Socks, usually thereabouts over track and trip.
My Freedom (IRE) 5-4fav (9-0) Keen held up towards rear, headway 2f out, soon chased leader, ridden 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 7, 2l behind Justonefortheroad (9-0) at Thirsk 7f stks (3) sft in Apr.
Primaeval 10-3 (9-0) Tracked leaders early, held up, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 8th of 11, 8l behind Pearl Mix (8-10) at Kempton 1m stks (3yo+) (4) pol in Sep.
Rodrigo De Torres 33-1 (8-13) Chased leader stands rail, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, soon eased, tailed off, 25th of 26, 34l behind Captain Ramius (9-0) at Ayr 6f hcp (2) hvy in Sep.
Highland Colori (IRE) 6-1fav (9-6) Slowly into stride, mid-division far side group, headway 2f out, led far side group and overal leader inside final furlong, caught close home, 2nd of 23, shd behind Mass Rally (9-9) at Ayr 6f hcp (3) hvy in Sep.
Boogie Shoes 8-1 (9-10) Took keen hold and prominent centre, effort 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, soon pressed, headed and not quicken final 130 yards, 2nd of 11, nk behind Basseterre (8-8) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Sep.
Misplaced Fortune 22-1 (8-13) Held up in mid-division, ridden over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, not pace of leaders, 4th of 14, 2 3/4l behind Regal Parade (9-3) at York 6f hcp 105 (2) sft.
Anderiego (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Mid-division, came stand side over 3f out, not clear run and driven over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, never able to challenge, 7th of 13, 8l behind No Poppy (8-10) at York 1m hcp 0-100 (2) hvy.
Smarty Socks (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Raced far side close up, headway to lead this group and chased winner over 1f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 21, 6l behind Idler (8-5) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Sep.
Bertiewhittle 9-1 (9-0) Raced centre held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 4th of 21, 6l behind Idler (8-5) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Sep.
Well Painted (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) Switched left soon after start, held up in rear, headway when not clear run and switched left over 1f out, hanging left when not clear run inside final furlong, never able to get on terms, 5th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Van Ellis (9-7) at Chester 7f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Jun.
Citrus Star (USA) 12-1 (9-0) Raced centre in touch, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 18th of 21, 17l behind Idler (8-5) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Sep.
White Frost (IRE) 13-2 (9-6) Took keen hold, held up in touch, weakened over 2f out, 9th of 12, 8l behind Common Touch (9-2) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-95 (3) hvy in Sep.
Swiss Cross 10-1 (8-9) Raced stands side, chased winner, ridden 2f out, stayed on final furlong, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Ballista (8-12) at Leicester 5f cond Stakes (3) gd in Sep.
Kaldoun Kingdom (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden and headway when edged left over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 2l behind Pearl Blue (9-1) at York 5f hcp 0-95 (3) sft.
Compton 8-1 (9-3) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, driven out, held on well, won at Ascot 7f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) sft beating Subtle Knife (8-9) by 1/2l, 13 ran.
Jack Dexter 5-1fav (9-8) Held up mid-division far side, ridden and headway inside final 2f, soon challenged, led overall inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Ayr 6f hcp (4) hvy in Sep beating Cheveton (9-5) by 2 1/4l, 23 ran.
Lightning Cloud (IRE) 12-1 (9-8) Held up towards rear stand side, ridden over 2f out, never a factor, 15th of 23, 10l behind Mass Rally (9-9) at Ayr 6f hcp (3) hvy in Sep.
Zacynthus (IRE) 6-1 (9-1) Dwelt, held up mid-division, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on, won at Haydock 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Sep beating Able Master (9-6) by nk, 12 ran.
Johnny Castle 8-1 (8-13) Raced centre close up, outpaced 2f out, kept on final furlong, not trouble leaders, 10th of 21, 9l behind Idler (8-5) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Sep.
Axiom 11-2 (8-10) Keen held up, headway to track leaders 5f out, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 7, 4l behind Moone's My Name (9-7) at Newmarket 1m hcp 105 (2) sft.
The Confessor 8-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders on outside, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 13, 12l behind Big Note (9-3) at Chester 7f hcp 0-95 (3) hvy in Sep.
Sir Reginald 14-1 (8-11) In rear, ridden entering final furlong, kept on and no impression, 7th of 16, 5l behind Cape Classic (8-10) at Doncaster 6f hcp 105 (2) gd in Sep.
Forgotten Hero (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Pulled hard, raced center chased leader, merged with stand side 6f out, led this group over 3f out until 2f out, soon weakened, last of 12, 33l behind Trumpet Major (9-1) at Newmarket 1m 3yo Grp 3 (1) gs in Apr.
Atlantic Sport (USA) 8-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, led over 4f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 7, 5l behind Moone's My Name (9-7) at Newmarket 1m hcp 105 (2) sft.
Redvers (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Raced centre held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on to go 2nd close home, no chance with winner, 2nd of 21, 4 1/2l behind Idler (8-5) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Sep.
Loving Spirit 33-1 (8-10) Raced near side, beind, pushed along 3f out, no progress final 2f, 20th of 33, 14l behind Bronze Angel (8-8) at Newmarket 1m 1f hcp (2) gd in Sep.
Silverheels (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 7th of 14, 2 3/4l behind Belgian Bill (9-7) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) pol.
Kingscroft (IRE) 18-1 (8-9) Held up in touch, headway over 3f out, led over 1f out, ran on well, won at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-95 (3) sft beating Green Park (8-7) by 1 1/2l, 12 ran.
King Of Eden (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Dwelt mid-division, ridden over 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 11th of 15, 10l behind Verse Of Love (7-8) at Chester 1m hcp (2) gd in Sep.