CHEEKY WEE RED makes her seasonal reappearance but is only a pound higher than when second over a mile here when last seen and has two course victories to her name. Alistair Whillans' mare may well be good enough against modest opposition the best of which may be maiden Bapak Pesta, though his best form has been over shorter trips. Gonindaethat has been out of sorts recently, and likewise Viking Warrior, but Ad Vitam was second over 6f at Redcar on his return to action and should improve on that. Deliberation also has claims as he's been dropped a couple of pounds since his latest run at Catterick.
Cheeky Wee Red 9-4fav (9-1) Tracked clear leader, ridden and headway well over 2f out, led over 1f out, headed final 100 yards, no extra, 2nd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Glenluji (9-2) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Aug '12.
Bapak Pesta (IRE) 9-4fav (8-8) Dwelt, outpaced in rear, switced left well over 1f out, headway under pressure over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders, 4th of 9, 2 1/4l behind Gold Beau (9-0) at Hamilton 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Aug.
Goninodaethat 18-1 (8-7) In touch, went 2nd 5f out, led over 3f out, headed 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 10, 13l behind Llewellyn (8-10) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Sep.
Drive Home (USA) 25-1 (8-12) Mid-division, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 11, 19l behind Cara's Request (8-11) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Sep.
Viking Warrior (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, 12th of 14, 10l behind George Fenton (9-4) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Sep.
Flipping 9-1 (8-7) Very slowly away, always towards rear, 6th of 8, 8l behind Ralphy Boy (8-13) at Musselburgh 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Deliberation (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, lost place entering final furlong, one pace, 7th of 14, 5l behind George Fenton (9-4) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Sep.
Hellbender (IRE) 14-1 (9-8) Mid-division, lost place after 2f, ridden 3f out, no impression, 9th of 11, 20l behind Cheers Buddy (9-0) at Hamilton 1m app hcp 0-55 (6) gf in Aug.
Nonaynever 33-1 (8-10) Slowly into stride, soon in touch, headway to chase leaders halfway, weakened over 2f out, behind and eased final furlong, last of 15, 39l behind Uncle Brit (9-4) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Sep.
Ad Vitam (IRE) 28-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, ridden to lead 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 13, 1l behind Mercers Row (8-13) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Sep.
Maillot Jaune (IRE) 66-1 (8-11) Towards rear, effort over 2f out, never a factor, 9th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Goal (9-4) at Musselburgh 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Sep.
Spread Boy (IRE) 20-1 (8-5) In touch, ridden over 2f out, not trouble leaders, 7th of 11, 6l behind Mysterious Wonder (8-10) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Sep.
Amy Farah Fowler (IRE) 7-2 (8-9) Towards rear, ridden 3f out, never on terms, 7th of 10, 12l behind Tatting (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.
Troy Boy 6-1 (8-9) Led centre group and overall leader, ridden and headed over 2f out, soon lost place, 10th of 12, 18l behind Sakash (8-12) at Yarmouth 7f 3yo hcp 0-55 (6) gf in Aug.