Al Freej is only a pound higher than when winning at Wolverhampton last month while Talent Scout has won eight times including twice over a mile here, though is still 10lb higher than for his last success. The three-year-old SKYTRAIN was beaten in his hat-trick bid at Beverley but raced a little too freely behind the leaders. He eventually lost third place to Dubai Dynamo but, if settling better here, can get reverse the form and get back on track. Green Park was only beaten a neck at Thirsk last week and a repeat effort should the see the 10-year-old in the firing-line again.
Talent Scout (IRE) 9-2 (9-3) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, outpaced when not much room and switched left over 1f out, kept on under pressure in 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 1l behind King Torus (9-9) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Dubai Dynamo 9-2 (9-10) Towards rear, ridden and headway entering final furlong, kept on towards finish, not trouble leaders, 3rd of 8, 5l behind Kohlaan (9-1) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Skytrain 9-2 (9-3) Tracked winner until over 3f out, ridden to chase winner again over 1f out until inside final furlong, soon weakened, 4th of 8, 7l behind Kohlaan (9-1) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Al Freej (IRE) 7-1 (9-12) Held up mid-division, took keen hold, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on to lead towards finish, won at Wolverhampton 7f fll hcp (0-75) (3yo+) (5) pol in Aug beating Miss Avonbridge (9-6) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Day Of The Eagle (IRE) 10-1 (9-9) Mid-division, driven inside final 3f, weakened soon after, last of 15, 21l behind Sound Advice (9-11) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Green Park (IRE) 22-1 (8-6) Tracked leaders on outside, took keen hold, lost place 5f out, headway 2f out, led over 1f out, headed last strides, 2nd of 13, nk behind Our Boy Jack (8-8) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Chiswick Bey (IRE) 5-1fav (9-2) Held up mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, one pace in 5th from over 1f out, 5th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Llewellyn (8-10) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.