Hot Rod Mamma goes from strength-to-strength but she's now 44lb higher than when her winning run began and has gone up 12lb since scoring against weaker opposition over a shorter trip at Thirsk earlier in the month. The odds must be against her completing the six-timer. Emirates Dream will be all the better for his run at York but Mirrored disappointed at Doncaster after chasing home Scrapper Smith at Ripon and lacks consistency. Three-year-olds Seattle Drive and Las Verglas Star could be interesting, however, and Space War finished second in an above-average claimer at York 11 days ago. NORTHSIDE PRINCE is 7lb higher than when just touched off in this 12 months ago but he's been lightly-raced this year and may be fresher than most. The soft ground won't be a problem and Alan Swinbank's charge can go one better now.
Emirates Dream (USA) 18-1 (9-1) In touch, headway travelling well 3f out, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 18, 11l behind Navajo Chief (9-3) at York 1m hcp (2) gs in Aug.
Hot Rod Mamma (IRE) 11-4fav (9-10) Held up in rear, headway on bit from over 2f out, led over 1f out, clear inside final furlong, eased towards finish, won at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd beating Violent Velocity (9-2) by 4 1/2l, 10 ran.
Medicinal Compound 33-1 (9-5) Dwelt, held up towards rear stands side group, ridden and weakened well over 2f out, 18th of 22, 21l behind Eton Forever (9-7) at Doncaster 1m hcp (2) gd in Apr.
Northside Prince (IRE) 12-1 (9-10) Keen in touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 15, 11l behind Status Symbol (9-2) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Aug.
Pleasant Day (IRE) 8-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, headway and effort 2f out, soon ridden, chased winner over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression when lost 2 places inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 7l behind Scrapper Smith (8-10) at Ripon 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gs in Aug.
Mirrored 10-1 (9-4) Dwelt, always behind, 11th of 16, 15l behind Beaten Up (8-11) at Doncaster 1m 2f stks 0-85 (3) gd.
Space War 16-1 (9-5) Keen hold in mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased winner entering final furlong, kept on well under pressure, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Demolition (9-4) at York 1m 2f clm stks (4) gd.
Scrapper Smith (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Held up behind, headway 3f out, not clear run when switched left and effort 2f out, led over 1f out, driven clear inside final furlong, comfortably, won at Ripon 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gs in Aug beating Mirrored (9-10) by 4 1/2l, 13 ran.
Seattle Drive (IRE) 7-2 (9-4) Held up behind, effort and not much room over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 5l behind Maraheb (9-5) at Haydock 1m 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Aug.
Las Verglas Star (IRE) 7-2 (8-9) Raced keenly, tracked leader, ridden to lead 2f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 7, 3l behind Sud Pacifique (8-10) at Beverley 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gs in Aug.
Zenella 25-1 (9-4) Never better than mid-division, 10th of 17, 11l behind Shesastar (8-7) at York 7f fll hcp (2) gs in Aug.