THOUSAND MILES is selected with Faithful Ruler and Celtic Change others to make appeal. Peter Chapple-Hyam's horse was tried in listed company in France without much in the way of success but he has shaped well in two recent outings over seven furlongs and if the going stays on the slow side of good, he can give a good account of himself at the likely odds. Faithful Ruler has gone up 1lb for a near miss at Ayr. This assignment will be his toughest to date though he has managed to hold his form. Celtic Change is from a stable that have enjoyed rich fortunes over the last few months. Any firming up of the surface will prove helpful. Veiled Applause would have chances on some of his older form though he seems to have lost his way on the level. Spirit Of Nation ran with a lot of credit on his reappearance for David Brown. A dual scorer last term, he clearly maintains a degree of ability. Doric Echo has ran well at this course before and with a recent fourth to his name over today's course and distance, he can give a good account off his very light racing weight. Cases can be made for the majority of these runners though the most compelling is held by Thousand Miles.
Spirit of A Nation (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Slowly away, in rear, wide into straight 3f out, headway approaching final furlong, ran on, nearest finish, 3rd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Bomber Command (9-7) at Kempton 1m app hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Exit Smiling 25-1 (8-7) Mid-division on inside, ridden well over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression, 5th of 16, 6l behind Wannabe King (9-3) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Aug.
Celtic Change (IRE) 17-2 (9-4) Slowly into stride, quickly recovered to lead, ridden over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Collateral Damage (8-12) at Redcar 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Faithful Ruler (USA) 5-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, led over 2f out, kept on, headed towards finish, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Keisha Kayleigh (8-2) at Ayr 1m 1f hcp 66-85 (4) sft in Aug.
Ezdeyaad (USA) 5-1 (9-12) Set good gallop, headed 3f out, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 8l behind Royal Destination (9-11) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jul.
Kinsya 16-1 (9-0) In rear, ridden halfway, never nearer, 7th of 13, 12l behind Foolin Myself (9-11) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-90 (3) fbs in Aug.
Thousand Miles (IRE) 13-2 (9-6) Dwelt, held up, ridden over 2f out, effort when hung left over 1f out, never dangerous, 5th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Sir Isaac (9-1) at Sandown 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Aug.
Veiled Applause 12-1 (9-6) Mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 13th of 19, 13l behind Arizona John (9-3) at Redcar 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Aug.
Moves Goodenough 33-1 (9-8) Dwelt, always behind, last of 19, 32l behind Arizona John (9-3) at Redcar 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Aug.
Island Chief 10-1 (8-3) Led, headed over 3f out, soon weakened, last of 9, 31l behind Tiger Reigns (9-1) at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) sft.
Doric Echo 25-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, headway to track leaders 6f out, ridden 3f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 4th of 14, 8l behind Collateral Damage (9-3) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Aug.