Cheers Buddy pulled hard but kept on well to repel all challengers in an apprentices' race at Hamilton last time. First Class Favour popped up at generous odds here two weeks ago and may still be on a decent mark while Apache Rising and Confusing should be thereabouts. Aramist has been given more time to grow and is also worth watching while Oratory is a course and distance winner in fair form and Cape Samba bids to follow up a game victory at Newcastle. BLUE MAISEY found 7f too sharp at Thirsk and, with a decent 7lb claimer on board here, should give supporters a run for their money at decent odds.
Cape Samba 10-1 (9-8) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders over 2f out, stayed on strongly to lead well inside final furlong, all out, won at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug beating Moral Issue (9-0) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
Rex Romanorum (IRE) 11-2 (8-12) Tracked clear leader until over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Altharoos (9-6) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Oratory (IRE) 6-1 (9-6) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 13, 2 1/2l behind Siouxperhero (9-2) at Leicester 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
Ralphy Boy (IRE) 9-1 (10-7) Went left start led, clear 2f out, headed inside final furlong, 2nd of 12, 1l behind Piceno (10-1) at Chester 1m Amateur Handicap (0-80) (3yo+) (4) gd in Aug.
Dialogue 8-1 (9-7) Dwelt, in rear, headway 1f out, stayed on to take 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 13, 1 1/2l behind Just The Tonic (9-10) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
Blue Maisey 12-1 (8-4) Dwelt, behind, soon outpaced, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, never nearer, 3rd of 13, 2 1/4l behind Celtic Sixpence (9-0) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Apache Rising 13-8fav (9-7) In touch in rear, headway on inner over 3f out, led 3f out, ridden and headed 2f out, rallied inside final furlong, no extra near finish, 3rd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Megamunch (9-2) at Southwell 1m Apprentice Handicap (0-75) (3yo) (5) fbs in Aug.
Dance For Georgie 9-4fav (8-11) Prominent, led 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra close home, 4th of 8, 2 3/4l behind Violent Velocity (7-13) at Musselburgh 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Aramist (IRE) Evensfav (9-0) Chased leader, pushed along over 4f out, ridden over 3f out, one pace, 4th of 11, 8l behind Cranach (10-0) at Redcar 1m 2f mdn auc stks (5) gf in May.
Confusing 2-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders on outer, headway over 2f out, one pace, 3rd of 6, 10l behind Rocket Ronnie (9-4) at Beverley 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
Indian Giver 20-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 8l behind True Pleasure (9-3) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
Border Bandit (USA) 9-2 (8-7) Chased leaders, pushed along over 2f out, not much room over 1f out, switched left inside final furlong, stayed on towards finish, 2nd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Violent Velocity (7-13) at Musselburgh 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Camerooney 33-1 (10-4) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 3l behind Lothair (10-7) at Hamilton 6f am hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
First Class Favour (IRE) 9-1 (8-13) Soon tracked clear leader, driven over 3f out, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, held on under pressure inside final furlong, won at Carlisle 1m flls hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug beating Absent Amy (9-12) by 3/4l, 5 ran.
Cheers Buddy (IRE) 7-2fav (9-0) Prominent, took keen hold, switched right over 4f out, led 3f out, kept on well, won at Hamilton 1m app hcp 0-55 (6) gf in Aug beating Taxiformissbyron (8-12) by 3/4l, 11 ran.