Not the easiest of races to predict but a chance is taken on a return to form by GREEN EARTH. Pat Phelan's charge loves this track and trip and won from a higher mark than this a year ago. He hasn't been in the best of form but neither have most of his rivals and he should start a fair price. One Way Or Another ran well when a close third behind Eager To Bow here last month and the winner could give the form a boost earlier on the card while Bedibyes ran well at Lingfield and has dropped to his lowest ever mark. Mark Anthony has run his best races of the season here and would only need to repeat to get into the mix.
Inpursuitoffreedom 20-1 (8-13) Held up in rear, not clear run over 2f out, soon switched left, headway over 1f out, hung left entering final furlong, no impression, 8th of 16, 6l behind Semeen (9-1) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
One Way Or Another (AUS) 33-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, weaved through over 1f out, stayed on to 3rd final 100 yards, not pace of leading duo, 3rd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Eager To Bow (9-9) at Brighton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
Phluke 14-1 (9-12) Broke well, soon mid-division, lost place halfway, tailed off, 8th of 9, 23l behind Camrock Star (8-11) at Ffos Las 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Aug.
Green Earth (IRE) 4-1 (9-8) Behind, moderate headway in centre over 1f out, 9th of 12, 9l behind Paphos (9-4) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Aug.
Baby Driver 8-1 (8-12) Took keen hold, held up in touch, ridden over 3f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 8l behind Meglio Ancora (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Aug.
Mark Anthony (IRE) 7-2 (8-0) Chased leaders on outer, pushed along halfway, soon weakened, last of 7, 17l behind Johnny Cavagin (9-6) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
Bedibyes 16-1 (8-8) Dwelt in rear, ridden 3f out, headway final furlong, went 3rd near finish, not reach leaders, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Duke Of Destiny (8-13) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Aug.
Wishbone (IRE) 22-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, always behind, 10th of 11, 16l behind Juarla (8-10) at Bath 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Aug.
Divine Rule (IRE) 25-1 (9-4) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, soon chasing leaders, weakened final furlong, 9th of 13, 9l behind Pindar (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in Aug.
Chicamia 22-1 (8-8) In rear, pushed along over 3f out, never dangerous, 6th of 11, 10l behind Join Up (8-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Putin (IRE) 6-1 (8-3) Dwelt soon switched right to race alone stand side, prominent, ridden and hung left over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 27l behind Wordismybond (9-4) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Aug.
Pastoral Jet 20-1 (8-5) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, ran on well inside final furlong, went 2nd last strides, too much to do, 2nd of 12, 3 1/2l behind Perfect Mission (9-3) at Kempton 1m app hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) pol in Aug.