Well below his last winning mark and showing signs of form RACCOON gets the call in another wide open handicap. A winner off a mark of 72 in the past Ruth Carr's runner was only just held by the re-opposing Alacity and with that rival now under a penalty that form should be reversed. Rio Sands was only just denied last time and off a comparable weight must have every chance and Tamarind Hill is also one of the more likely after a solid bid from this rating last time out. A few if buts and maybes but Raccoon looks the best call.
Liberty Ship 10-3fav (9-5) Soon pushed along in rear, kept on final furlong, not trouble leaders, 5th of 7, 5l behind Caranbola (9-2) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Mayoman (IRE) 9-2 (9-9) Broke smartly, soon crossed over to lead under stands side rail, ridden clear over 1f, caught post, 2nd of 10, hd behind Dickie Le Davoir (9-9) at Hamilton 6f app hcp (6) gd.
Alacity (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Mid-division, headway entering final furlong, soon edged left, kept on to lead last 50 yards, won at Catterick 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf beating Raccoon (9-7) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
Raccoon (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, soon ridden and wandered entering final furlong, stayed on to take 2nd place towards finish, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Alacity (9-2) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Tamarind Hill (IRE) 10-1 (8-9) Held up, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, never troubled leaders, 5th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Bertie Southstreet (9-5) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Speedy Senorita (IRE) 10-1 (8-8) Led, headed well over 1f out, soon ridden and weakened, last of 7, 8l behind Mey Blossom (9-2) at Hamilton 5f flls hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jul.
Kyzer Chief 11-2 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden and not much room entering final furlong, kept on, 5th of 11, 3l behind Alacity (9-2) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Rio Sands 40-1 (8-2) Mid-division, headway when not clear run over 2f out, led inside final furlong, headed post, 2nd of 11, shd behind Frognal (9-7) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Embra (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Mid-division, pushed along 3f out, soon behind, 13th of 15, 16l behind Cross of Lorraine (8-13) at Newcastle 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Jul.
Windjammer 20-1 (8-9) Led, ridden and headed entering final furlong, soon weakened, 4th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Galpin Junior (9-0) at Catterick 5f clm stks (6) gs in Jul.
Spirit of Coniston 28-1 (9-2) Pushed along behind and outpaced, 9th of 11, 5l behind Alacity (9-2) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Archilini 16-1 (8-12) Keen in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, never dangerous, 8th of 11, 7l behind Who's Winning (9-7) at Brighton 6f sell stks (6) gd in Aug '08.