Graceful Act's latest second at Newcastle is misleading as she finished 10 lengths behind the winner. MISHAAL made a belated seasonal debut at the same track recently and was also well beaten. However, with that run under his belt and back on faster ground, Michael Herrington's charge gets the vote as last year's best efforts give him every chance in this company. North Pole was unfancied on his Turf debut at Leicester and ran accordingly. He now gets first-time headgear applied while Snap Music was beaten out of sight on her debut and will need more time on that evidence.
Benidorm 33-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 7, 18l behind Gold Beau (9-5) at Redcar 6f mdn auc stks (5) gf in Jun.
Eastlands Lad (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Took keen hold in 5th, headway to 3rd over 2f out, driven and no impression when lost 3rd over 1f out, weakened, 9th of 12, 15l behind Talent Scout (9-7) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Graceful Act 20-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, no chance with winner, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 10, 10l behind Zibelina (8-12) at Newcastle 7f fll mdn stks (5) gs in Jun.
Dennis 7-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 5th of 9, 6l behind Funding Deficit (9-5) at Beverley 5f mdn stks (5) gf.
Echo Of Lightning 10-1 (9-5) Led, pushed along and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 11l behind Dairam (9-5) at Beverley 1m 3yo mdn aut (5) gd in Jun.
Indie Banned 10-1 (9-3) Dwelt, towards rear and soon outpaced, 4th of 5, 22l behind Exzachary (9-3) at Hamilton 6f 2yo mdn (5) hvy in Sep.
Mishaal (IRE) 11-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, pushed along over 3f out, soon beaten, last of 4, 11l behind Unknown Villain (9-0) at Newcastle 7f 3yo stk 0-75 (5) gs in Jun.
North Pole 16-1 (9-1) In touch, ridden halfway, soon in rear, 6th of 8, 19l behind Lovesome (8-8) at Leicester 7f 3yo mdn 0-70 (5) gf.
Helterskelter Girl 20-1 (8-12) Held up in touch, ridden over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 9th of 12, 12l behind Cupertino (9-3) at Ripon 1m mdn stks (5) gf.
Lilly May (IRE) 50-1 (8-3) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, went 2nd 6f out, ridden over 3f out, weakened from 2f out, 5th of 6, 29l behind Curl (8-1) at Warwick 1m 3f 3yo sll (6) gf.
Snap Music (USA) 16-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, lost place over 2f out, 6th of 7, 17l behind Gold Hunter (9-5) at Doncaster 7f 3yo mdn (5) gf.