Gran Maestro and Ailsa Craig finished practically upsides behind Dolphin Village here last month and both have claims. Bayan Kasirga was well beaten in the same race when starting favourite and ROSIE REBEL is preferred. The latter has more scope than most of todays' rivals and this longer trip may well bring further improvement. Dame Nellie Melba is another three-year-old to consider along with last month's Newcastle winner Vicky Valentine.
Mohawk Ridge 7-1 (9-5) Led until over 4f out, weakened over 3f out, 6th of 7, 33l behind Picalily (9-4) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) fbs in Aug.
Ailsa Craig (IRE) 13-2 (8-2) Broke well, held up in rear, not much room on bend over 2f out, edged right over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Dolphin Village (7-11) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp (2) gd in Sep.
Gran Maestro (USA) 11-2 (9-4) Dwelt, held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Ebony Express (9-0) at Redcar 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sep.
Bayan Kasirga (IRE) 3-1fav (8-0) Held up, switched right over 2f out, hung left and stayed on inside final furlong, never on terms, 7th of 9, 5l behind Dolphin Village (7-11) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp (2) gd in Sep.
Peaks Of Fire (IRE) 11-10fav (10-0) Raced in 2nd, challenged and on terms 2f out, led over 1f out, quickly headed and no impression inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Beliar (9-12) at Tramore 1m 4f clm stks gf in Aug '11.
Rosie Rebel 5-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, behind, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 3l behind Aloha (8-10) at Lingfield 1m 3f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Sep.
Up Ten Down Two (IRE) 11-1 (9-6) Slowly into stride, pushed along towards rear, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 19l behind Berlusca (9-7) at Musselburgh 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Sep.
Underwritten 25-1 (9-9) Led, ridden and headed 3f out, chased leaders, weakened over 2f out, 5th of 7, 23l behind Thecornishcowboy (9-4) at Pontefract 1m 4f app hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sep.
Dame Nellie Melba 5-2fav (9-0) Tracked leading pair, pushed along well over 2f out, hung left unbalenced and weakened over 1f out, no impression when switched right inside final furlong, last of 4, 9l behind Evangelist (9-4) at Warwick 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
How Fortunate 28-1 (9-2) Mid-division, plugged on final 2f, never on terms with leaders, 4th of 13, 19l behind Princess Loulou (8-12) at Thirsk 1m mdn stks (5) sft in Sep.
Dynastic 33-1 (9-3) Held up behind, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 8th of 14, 9l behind Ebony Express (9-0) at Redcar 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sep.
Chant (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Tracked leader until 7f out, tracked leaders, went 2nd again 5f out, led 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 3l behind Thecornishcowboy (9-4) at Pontefract 1m 4f app hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sep.
Pinotage 12-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, 8th of 9, 14l behind Party Line (9-4) at Beverley 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug '12.
Vicky Valentine 11-1 (8-6) Tracked winner, ridden and tried to challenge inside final furlong, no impression when edged left and lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Gabrial The Master (9-7) at Chester 1m 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.