Not too many of these arrive here in great form and Miami Gator is the exception, however he is now being asked a serious question and he might be vulnerable to SPREAD BOY. Alan Berry's gelding was doing all of his best work at the business end at Musselburgh last month, his first run in a handicap. A 2lb drop is a plus, although he does have it to prove on this ground, but at the price he might be worth chancing. Miami Gator is clearly very much respected and he does act on the ground, though most of his winning has been in claimers and he carries a penalty today. Big Wave Bay is interesting now dropped to a trip that pedigree suggests will suit and market support would probably be significant, while connections swap cheekpieces for blinkers on Opening Nite who did not look an easy ride at Yarmouth but does at least act on the ground. (Jonathan Doidge)
Miami Gator (IRE) 9-2fav (11-2) Made all centre, ridden over 1f out, stayed on strongly, driven out, won at Doncaster 1m stks 0-70 (5) gd beating Legal Legacy (11-13) by 1 3/4l, 16 ran.
Viking Warrior (IRE) 15-2 (9-2) Chased leaders, weakened over 2f out, 5th of 9, 14l behind Red Scintilla (8-13) at Newcastle 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Aug.
Opening Nite (IRE) 8-1 (8-8) Reminders on leaving the stalls, soon tracked leader, ridden and every chance over 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 6, 4 1/2l behind Nelson's Bounty (9-4) at Yarmouth 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Aug.
Jibrrya 8-1 (8-11) In touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 19l behind Zubova (8-10) at Musselburgh 1m clm stks 0-70 (6) gd in Aug.
Spread Boy (IRE) 25-1 (9-4) Slowly away, in rear, headway on inside over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on, one pace, 4th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Military Call (8-6) at Musselburgh 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
North Central (USA) 8-1 (9-3) Held up, headway 3f out, ridden and no impression from over 1f out, 5th of 8, 2 1/4l behind Hail Bold Chief (9-6) at Hamilton 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Tribal Myth (IRE) 15-2 (9-0) Chased leader, led 3f out until over 2f out, stayed challenging and every chance 1f out, weakened final 100 yards, 5th of 11, 2 3/4l behind State Fair (9-1) at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
Big Wave Bay (IRE) 6-1 (9-2) Mid-division and ran in snatches, pushed along over 8f out, driven along over 3f out, weakened soon after, 9th of 11, 23l behind Halyard (8-11) at Kempton 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Leitzu (IRE) 5-1 (8-11) In touch, ridden to chase leading pair 2f out, stayed on under pressure final furlong, no impression, 3rd of 10, 4l behind Clumber Place (8-7) at Newcastle 7f flls hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Aug.
Blue Moon 8-1 (8-11) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 2f out, hung left and not clear run over 1f out, ran on towards finish, 3rd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Out Of Nothing (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Petrocelli 50-1 (8-8) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 14, 1 3/4l behind Cherry Bee (9-4) at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Hades (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) Close up, ridden over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 7th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Hail Bold Chief (9-6) at Hamilton 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Lofthouse 50-1 (8-8) Switched left soon after start, always in rear, last of 12, 13l behind Mirabella (9-6) at Lingfield 7f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Wolf Rock 20-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, outpaced 3f out, never on terms, 7th of 15, 12l behind Mainland (9-11) at Ripon 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gd in Aug.