TRUMPET VOLUNTARY was totally unfancied on his debut at Carlisle but ran on strongly to land the spoils after running green in the early stages. He can only improve and, as Richard Fahey has a good record in this contest, looks the one to beat today. Chooseday tackles this ground for the first time but wasn't disgraced on his handicap debut at Haydock and looks the pick of Kevin Ryan's two runners, while it will be interesting to see how Redcar winner Deepsand copes with the step up in grade. Act Your Shoe Size was biting off more than he could chew at York last time but has winning form on a soft surface and should do a lot better here.
Mitchum 66-1 (9-1) Raced stand side, chased leaders, under pressure when groups merged over 2f out, soon weakened, 19th of 23, 15l behind Power (9-1) at Royal Ascot 6f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gd in Jun.
Al Shaqab (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Went left and bumped start, held up, pushed along 3f out, ridden 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never on terms, 4th of 7, 4l behind See Clearly (8-11) at Catterick 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Aug.
Chooseday (IRE) 10-1 (8-10) Took keen hold, chased leading pair, ridden and edged left over 1f out, one pace and no impression when lost 3rd last strides, 4th of 9, 2 1/2l behind Democretes (8-9) at Haydock 6f 2yo hcp (2) gf.
Act Your Shoe Size 16-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 12, 11l behind Risky Art (8-8) at York 1m 2yo hcp (2) gd in Aug.
Trumpet Voluntary (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Mid-division on inside, headway halfway, chased leaders 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, led final 100 yards, won going away, won at Carlisle 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Aug beating Star City (9-3) by 1l, 12 ran.
Queens Sandridge (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 11, 15l behind Poetic Lord (9-4) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-75 2yo (5) gs.
Deepsand (IRE) 6-4fav (9-3) With leaders, ridden to lead inside final 2f, hard pressed inside final furlong, driven and stayed on well towards finish, won at Redcar 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) sft in Aug beating Master Bond (9-3) by 3/4l, 14 ran.
Nameitwhatyoulike 33-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 9th of 12, 13l behind Ghostwriting (9-4) at Doncaster 7f 2yo hcp (2) gd.
Pen Bal Crag (IRE) 7-2 (9-4) Went left start, with leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 14l behind Bop It (8-10) at Hamilton 6f 2yo hcp (6) gd in Jul.