State Anthem is too inconsistent to have much faith in though her best form, when second at Leicester earlier in the month, is good enough to land this. But a chance is taken MISSOURI SPIRIT improves past the latter on the back of a recent third at Newcastle. Sketch Map also made the frame at Newcastle last time and makes more appeal than the likes of Southwell runner-up Annie's Rose and Breakable.
False Witness (IRE) 80-1 (8-12) Soon chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 5th of 12, 9l behind Comino (9-5) at Thirsk 7f 2yo mdn (4) gs.
Garfunkel (IRE) 9-2 (9-1) Mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 11, 4 1/2l behind White Flag (8-1) at Redcar 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) sft.
Missouri Spirit 25-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, chased leader halfway, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Royal Banker (9-5) at Newcastle 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd.
Orient Class 8-1 (9-5) Ridden leaving stalls, towards rear, outpaced 3f out, well beaten final 2f, 5th of 7, 20l behind Aeolus (9-5) at Chester 6f 2yo mdn (4) gs.
Royal Connoisseur (IRE) 9-1 (9-5) Raced keenly, tracked leaders on inside, lost place inside final 2f, soon weakened, last of 9, 14l behind No Leaf Clover (9-5) at Carlisle 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Aug.
Sketch Map (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Slow into stride outpaced, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 9, 4l behind Kenny The Captain (9-5) at Newcastle 6f 2yo mdn (5) gs.
Annie's Rose 6-5fav (8-4) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, not pace of winner, 2nd of 6, 2 3/4l behind Britain (8-4) at Southwell 5f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) fbs in Aug.
Breakable 33-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, outpaced and lost place over 3f out, switched right over 1f out, kept on well towards finish, 4th of 8, 3l behind Augusta Ada (9-0) at Catterick 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
State Anthem 33-1 (8-5) Chased leader until ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 14, 7l behind Aqlaam Vision (8-8) at Doncaster 6f 2yo fll hcp (2) gs.
Take A Break 100-1 (9-0) Behind and soon outpaced, lost touch 2f out, tailed off, 9th of 10, 39l behind Roachdale House (9-5) at Newcastle 7f 2yo mdn (4) gs in Aug.