It was soft ground when KENNY THE CAPTAIN finished a close-up fourth over track and trip last month. He can race off the same mark today and dropping down in class so Tim Easterby's charge gets the nod. False Witness has a shout on his handicap debut but Arabda looks a bigger threat as she's been competing in better company since winning her maiden at Catterick back in May. Neighbother and Straits Of Malacca have both won over 5f with the former preferred having slipped 10lb down the weights since scoring at Warwick early in the season.
Kenny The Captain (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 4th of 15, 1 3/4l behind Black Treacle (9-1) at Ayr 6f 2yo hcp (2) sft in Sep.
Pensax Lad (IRE) 11-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, ridden inside final 2f, kept on same pace final furlong, lost 3rd towards finish, 4th of 8, 6l behind Deeds Not Words (8-11) at Bath 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Pennine Warrior 9-2 (9-5) Chased leader racing on rail, lost 2nd 2f out, 3rd and one pace final furlong, 3rd of 13, 6l behind Inyordreams (9-0) at Thirsk 6f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Aug.
Straits Of Malacca 5-1 (8-4) Pressed leader, driven over 2f out, ridden and lost place over 1f out, soon behind, last of 7, 6l behind Flying Bear (8-8) at Ascot 5f 2yo hcp (2) gd in Sep.
False Witness (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 2 1/2l behind State Anthem (9-0) at Catterick 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Sep.
Neighbother 33-1 (8-8) Held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, faded final furlong, 8th of 11, 7l behind Remember (9-5) at York 7f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Arabda 9-2 (9-6) Led after 1f, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 6l behind One Penny Piece (9-2) at Pontefract 6f 2yo hcp (4) gf in Jul.
Mount Cheiron (USA) 11-1 (7-12) Chased leaders, lost place 4f out, soon weakened, last of 7, 18l behind Ventura Quest (9-2) at Catterick 7f 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) gs.
Bashiba (IRE) 80-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 9th of 11, 16l behind True Comment (9-0) at Haydock 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Sep.
Romantic Bliss (IRE) 9-1 (8-2) Went left start, behind, ridden over 1f out, never a factor, 9th of 11, 8l behind Signore Piccolo (9-3) at Catterick 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Raise A Billion 100-1 (8-1) Mid-division, went 4th over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Signore Piccolo (9-3) at Catterick 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) gs.