Archie's Advice finished with a rare rattle to score over a longer trip here last time. But today's shorter distance is not certain to suit either him or World Record, who won over the stiff mile at Beverley last month. WARFARE has been in better form on the all-weather of late having tumbled 13lb down the weights this year. It could be his turn again today and he gets the nod ahead of other frustrating types such as Running Reef and Royal Holiday.
World Record (IRE) 5-4fav (9-13) Tracked leader until 3f out, outpaced and no impression final 2f, 5th of 6, 7l behind Hard Core Debt (9-8) at Hamilton 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Royal Holiday (IRE) 12-1 (9-11) Led, ridden and headed 3f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 11, 6l behind Thankyou Very Much (9-7) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.
Warfare 9-2 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 2 3/4l behind Messila Star (9-12) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Running Reef (IRE) 7-2fav (9-7) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, one pace and no impression, 5th of 8, 6l behind Shamaheart (10-0) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Archie's Advice 11-4 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden and hung right over 2f out, driven and switched left over 1f out, hung right and led well inside final furlong, driven out, won at Carlisle 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul beating Suni Dancer (8-10) by 1l, 6 ran.
Last Supper 33-1 (9-7) Took keen hold in touch, pushed along 3f out, edged right and weakened over 2f out, 12th of 13, 15l behind Sonnetation (9-2) at Kempton 1m hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Petergate 18-1 (8-10) Mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, soon ridden, no impression, last of 13, 16l behind In Focus (8-9) at Beverley 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.
Card High (IRE) 80-1 (8-6) Rearing in stalls, outpaced in last pair, never on terms, 7th of 10, 5l behind Goadby (9-5) at Catterick 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul.
Saythatagain (IRE) 20-1 (8-4) Close up, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 6, 30l behind Special Fighter (9-1) at Beverley 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.