A high draw is not such a disadvantage at this track when the going rides soft. So Straightothepoint, beaten only a head in soft going at Musselburgh in June, and Baron Spikey, could still figure. Rock Follies will be of interest among the low numbers representing a powerful yard, though her ability to handle the surface has to be taken on trust. ZAZA ZEST is related to a couple of prolific winners who scored in testing ground and she rates a speculative selection getting plenty of weight under today's terms. Bushtiger is a half-brother to winning sprinters and is worth noting on his debut.
Baron Spikey (IRE) 22-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden and effort to challenge over 1f out, kept on, not pace of winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 6, 4l behind Polarisation (9-5) at Ayr 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Jul.
Cheeky Chapman 100-1 (9-5) Held up mid-division, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 12, 18l behind Spring Offensive (9-5) at Redcar 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jul.
Myboydaniel 22-1 (8-12) In touch, lost place over 1f out, 10th of 11, 15l behind Chances Are (9-0) at Thirsk 5f 2yo mdn (4) gs.
Star Cracker (IRE) 11-2 (9-5) Towards rear, kept on inside final furlong, not trouble leaders (improve), 7th of 11, 9l behind Grey Zeb (9-5) at Thirsk 5f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Bushtiger (IRE) Bushranger colt out of Emma's Surprise.
Cloak And Degas (IRE) Sakhee's Secret gelding out of Coup De Torchon.
Straightothepoint 3-1 (8-13) Chased leader, challenged 2f out, led soon after, ridden and headed over 1f out, chased winner, held when edged right inside final furlong, lost 2nd final 50 yards, 3rd of 9, 2l behind Fast Act (9-4) at Carlisle 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Jun.
Aneto Peak 66-1 (9-5) Mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 27l behind Park Glen (8-11) at Newcastle 6f 2yo mdn aut (6) gs.
Pancake Day 100-1 (9-5) Dwelt, towards rear, weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 42l behind Toocoolforschool (9-5) at Ripon 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd.
Rock Follies 11-4 (8-9) Dwelt, held up in rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on strongly closing stages, no chance with winner, 2nd of 7, 2 3/4l behind Lightscameraction (8-12) at Lingfield 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) gf in Jul.
Threatorapromise (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Always in rear, 8th of 9, 25l behind Adulation (9-0) at Catterick 5f mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Jebediah Shine 18-1 (9-0) In touch, ridden halfway, never nearer, 6th of 9, 9l behind Adulation (9-0) at Catterick 5f mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Zaza Zest (IRE) 14-1 (8-7) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, never a factor, 7th of 11, 5l behind Horsforth (8-7) at Beverley 5f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (5) gf in Jul.
Cabelo (IRE) Azamour filly out of Fringe.