Moral Issue was engaged to run at Newcastle yesterday but has been raised a harsh-looking 12lb for his earlier win at Beverley. CARA'S REQUEST carries a penalty after dead-heating for first at Musselburgh during the week with Perfect Words back in fourth but this looks no tougher so he's gets a tentative vote. Orpsie Boy and Whipphound were both placed on the Polytrack last time without threatening the winner while Lil Sophella has a shout on her recent second at Leicester.
Moral Issue 5-2fav (9-4) Held up, smooth headway over 2f out, shaken up to lead over 1f out, ridden and ran on, won at Beverley 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf beating Violent Velocity (9-3) by 6l, 15 ran.
Cara's Request (AUS) 9-2fav (8-11) Towards rear, headway on outer over 3f out, led over 1f out, joined on line, won at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gd deadheating with Summer Dancer (9-3), 11 ran.
No Quarter (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 8th of 12, 9l behind Illustrious Prince (9-4) at Redcar 7f app hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Orpsie Boy (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden and headway 2f out, bumped well over 1f out, led inside final furlong, soon headed, unable to quicken, 2nd of 11, 3l behind Malaysian Boleh (9-6) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
My New Angel (IRE) 13-2 (9-7) Led early, tracked leaders, outpaced over 3f out, soon lost place and behind, last of 5, 10l behind First Class Favour (8-13) at Carlisle 1m flls hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
Legal Bond 6-1 (8-5) Led, ridden and edged left over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no impression in 3rd final 100 yards, 3rd of 10, 4 1/2l behind Teetotal (9-0) at Pontefract 6f all hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Whipphound 7-2fav (9-7) Chased leaders on outside, effort 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 11, 2 1/2l behind Gaelic Wizard (8-10) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Shamrocked (IRE) 12-1 (9-11) Close up, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 16, 10l behind Imperator Augustus (9-6) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Aug.
Drive Home (USA) 25-1 (8-12) Mid-division, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 11, 19l behind Cara's Request (8-11) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Perfect Words (IRE) 14-1 (8-10) In touch in 5th, ridden over 1f out, kept on and lost 3rd place inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Cara's Request (8-11) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Clumber Place 8-1 (9-10) Led until ridden over 2f out, chased leaders, weakened well over 1f out, last of 11, 14l behind Lucy Bee (9-3) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Aug.
Wotalad 5-2 (9-6) Chased leaders, driven over 2f out, ridden and kept on same pace final furlong, never on terms, 4th of 5, 2 1/2l behind A J Cook (9-2) at Redcar 5f mdn hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Red Cobra (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, weakened well over 1f out, 8th of 9, 15l behind Gold Beau (9-0) at Hamilton 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Aug.
Lil Sophella (IRE) 5-1 (8-12) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, ran on to go 2nd post, 2nd of 16, 2l behind Imperator Augustus (9-6) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Aug.
Logans Legend (IRE) 28-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, pushed along over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 14, 9l behind Dhhamaan (9-4) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Aug.