There may be more to come from Descaro, who stepped up successfully in trip at Ripon last time and is gradually finding improvement for connections but with his 4lb rise here we will take him on with the well-handicapped SUMMER SOUL. Lucinda Russell's eight-year-old has been seen winning over hurdles more recently than his last Flat success, but he has scored over two miles on good to soft at Newcastle on the level from a mark of 70 and he can go well when fresh, so a bit of a break might see him able to take advantage of a mark of just 64 now. Tillietudlem would be a popular local winner but has never yet won on ground slower than good, while the same applies to Whispering Death, who returns after a long lay-off from a stiff mark. Wicked Daze is not badly handicapped but prefers faster ground and Forrest Flyer may not stay.
Wicked Daze (IRE) 13-2fav (9-13) Led, ridden 3f out, soon headed, weakened 2f out, 12th of 15, 30l behind Simonside (9-0) at York 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Whispering Death 7-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 7, 35l behind Four Miracles (8-13) at York 2m 2f hcp (3) gf in Jul '08.
Forrest Flyer (IRE) 20-1 (8-2) Tracked leader, ridden 4f out, lost place over 3f out, stayed on same pace under pressure final 2f, 5th of 14, 5l behind Hawk Mountain (8-7) at York 2m hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Aug.
Tillietudlem (FR) 7-2 (9-9) Tracked leaders, outpaced over 3f out, no impression from 2f out, 4th of 5, 5l behind Lady Hestia (10-0) at Thirsk 2m hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Aug.
Summer Soul (IRE) 9-2 (11-0) Raced wide, held up, soon pushed along, headway to track leader 10f out, until 4f out, ridden and kept on one pace, 3rd of 10, 9l behind Los Nadis (10-11) at Musselburgh 2m am hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Descaro (USA) 5-1 (9-8) Held up in mid-division on inside, switched left to outside and headway and edged right over 2f out, hung right over 1f out, chased leader 1f out, stayed on to lead final 50 yards, won at Ripon 2m hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Aug beating Petella (8-13) by 1/2l, 11 ran.