Fossgate and BOGULA look the two to concentrate on here and the latter gets the vote, while Chichen Daawe is another one for the short-list. The selection is very much open to improvement after just four starts thus far, and her first experience of handicapping at Pontefract last time will stand her in good stead for this. Connections clearly feel that this trip is the one for her, while fast ground clearly suits and with a top amateur on plus a good draw we'll side with her. Serena Brotherton has a good record in these sort of contests and she partners Fossgate, who looks eminently capable from this mark, but has not won over this short since 2006 and is therefore worth taking on. Chichen Daawe took a Ffos Las handicap earlier in the month, staying on well over this trip, and this uphill finish should suit. She is upped just 3lbs for that and with a high draw looks a leading candidate. Silly Gilly pops up now and again on fast ground, but she has not yet won over this far and there are stamina doubts. Efidium is back on a very handy mark now and the old boy could have a major say, though he too might struggle to get home and Bogula can score.
Thunderstruck 40-1 (10-11) Slowly into stride, took keen hold in rear, rapid headway on wide outside to track leader over 8f out, weakened inside final 3f, 13th of 14, 39l behind No Wonga (10-3) at Haydock 1m 4f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) gf.
Efidium 16-1 (8-9) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, hanging left over 1f out, soon beaten, 11th of 19, 8l behind Carnivore (9-6) at Redcar 7f all hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Silly Gilly (IRE) 6-1fav (8-7) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 19, 2 3/4l behind Carnivore (9-6) at Redcar 7f all hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Fossgate 5-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, hung right well over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Wee Charlie Castle (10-0) at Beverley 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) fm in Aug.
Bogula (IRE) 9-1 (8-8) Slowly into stride, soon prominent, raced keenly, pushed along 4f out, ridden and beaten over 1f out, one pace, 4th of 8, 5l behind Baltimore Jack (9-4) at Pontefract 1m 2f all hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Dimashq 13-2 (9-3) In touch, headway to chase leaders 2f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Barbirolli (8-9) at Beverley 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Aug.
Hurricane Thomas (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, held up, headway halfway, chased leaders over 2f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 11, 6l behind Shifting Gold (9-4) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Wellesley 8-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 11, 10l behind King Of Connacht (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Aug.
Bernix 66-1 (9-6) Always in rear, 12th of 14, 17l behind Wiseman's Diamond (10-7) at Beverley 1m am hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Aug.
Tivers Song (USA) 9-2 (8-4) Held up towards rear, headway under pressure over 2f out, never dangerous, 5th of 13, 12l behind Patavium (8-4) at Beverley 1m 2f app hcp (6) gf in Aug.
Cecina Marina 20-1 (8-5) Set steady pace, quickened 3f out, ridden and joined over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 2nd of 4, 1 3/4l behind Graceful Descent (9-3) at Hamilton 1m 3f clm stks (6) sft in Aug.
Smart Pick 100-1 (8-2) Went left start, raced wide in mid-division, ridden and behind final 4f, last of 10, 21l behind Masterofceremonies (9-3) at Musselburgh 1m 1f 4yo sell stks (6) gd in Jul.
English Archer 66-1 (8-13) Tracked leader, lost place over 3f out, soon behind, last of 15, 44l behind Sendali (9-0) at Newcastle 2m hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Chichen Daawe 3-1fav (8-6) Mid division, headway over 2f out, stayed on to lead well inside final furlong, won at Ffos Las 1m 2f hcp 0-55 (6) gd beating Screaming Brave (9-2) by nk, 11 ran.
Persian Tomcat (IRE) 10-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, ridden to chase winner over 5f out until over 2f out, soon weakened, 5th of 13, 14l behind Eloise (8-9) at Southwell 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-50 (7) fbs in Aug.
Bold Bomber 16-1 (8-3) Slowly away, behind, made some late headway, 9th of 15, 11l behind Future Gem (8-12) at Carlisle 6f 3yo hcp 0-55 (6) gs in Aug.