Blue Dune has decent claims on his recent placed efforts on the Polytrack if handling the soft ground. The inconsistent Madame Lilibet has no problems with the going but has a bit to prove over the longer distance so a chance is taken on A SOUTHSIDE BOY. He has yet to attempt today's trip but scored over 1m4f in heavy going at Hamilton last time and the lightly-raced four-year-old has scope for further improvement. Bijou Dan was third over C&D in similar conditions recently and may reverse form with runner-up Finellas Fortune, well beaten at Redcar since.
Descaro (USA) 8-1 (9-3) Mid-division, took keen hold, headway when not much room 2f out, no impression after, 9th of 15, 10l behind Jawaab (9-9) at Pontefract 2m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Sep.
Finellas Fortune 15-2 (9-7) Mid-division, headway on outside 5f out, chased leaders 4f out, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 13th of 14, 31l behind Major Domo (10-0) at Redcar 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Sep.
Bijou Dan 8-1 (9-10) Pushed along to lead for 3f, chased leader until 7f out, chased leading pair, reminder 5f out, led over 4f out, headed over 2f out, driven and lost 2nd entering final 2f, kept on same pace, 3rd of 9, 7l behind Solar View (9-0) at Catterick 2m hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Aug.
Strikemaster (IRE) 9-2 (9-9) Always towards rear, 8th of 10, 21l behind Grand Art (9-0) at Musselburgh 2m hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Sep.
Bocamix (FR) 17-2 (10-9) Keen prominent, led over 7f out, ridden over 4f out, headed over 3f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 10, 14l behind Veloso (10-4) at Southwell 1m 6f am hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Aug.
Petrocelli 15-2 (9-4) Held up behind, headway on outside over 2f out, went 2nd 2f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, no chance with winner, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 14, 5l behind Gosforth Park (9-5) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Aug.
A Southside Boy (GER) 12-1 (8-9) Took keen hold, tracking leaders, driven to challenge over 2f out, led over 1f out, edged right inside final furlong, held on well, won at Hamilton 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in Aug beating Finity Run (9-4) by 3/4l, 6 ran.
Amir Pasha (UAE) 14-1 (9-4) Took keen hold, in touch, headway to 3rd 4f out, soon pushed along, weakened over 2f out, 5th of 9, 18l behind Solar View (9-0) at Catterick 2m hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Aug.
Josie's Dream (IRE) 9-2 (10-0) Tracked leaders, not much room and lost place over 6f out, never back on terms, 8th of 14, 8l behind Into The Wind (10-9) at Warwick 1m 7f am hcp 0-60 (6) sft.
Shirls Son Sam 28-1 (8-11) Steadied start, held in in rear and keen, headway over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on, 4th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Porcini (9-2) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Sep.
Dunaskin (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Prominent, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, 10th of 11, 20l behind Iceman George (9-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.
Dan's Heir 16-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear, ridden and short of room on inside 4f out, never a factor, 6th of 9, 20l behind Solar View (9-0) at Catterick 2m hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Aug.
Blue Dune 11-8fav (8-13) Led, pushed 10 lengths clear 2f out, readuced lead inside final furlong, caught final strides, 2nd of 11, hd behind Lady Mandy (8-0) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Madam Lilibet (IRE) 9-2fav (8-13) Never better than mid-division, 7th of 14, 22l behind Gosforth Park (9-5) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Aug.
Dimashq 40-1 (8-12) Mid-division, outpaced 3f out, never on terms, 9th of 13, 20l behind Hawdyerwheesht (9-5) at Musselburgh 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Sep.