BID FOR GOLD has been in great form throughout the summer months and looks set to land the odds once again at the expense of Toto Skyllachy and Inter Vision. The selection landed back to back races at Hamilton and Carlisle during the summer and was not beaten far off a career high mark at Newcastle last time out. He has a nice racing weight to carry and although this looks like one of his stiffest tasks to date is sure to give his supporters another good run for their money. Toto Skyllachy is only lightly raced and ran right back to his best after finishing third to Dance And Dance at Kempton last time out. He has conditions in his favour once again so another bid can be expected. Inter Vision is well exposed and has not won for over eighteen months. That said he is now well handicapped on his best form so any market moves should be noted. Bid For Gold is the form horse in the race and with luck in running he will be difficult to oppose.
Bond City (IRE) 33-1 (8-8) Held up mid-division, kept on from over 1f out, one pace, 7th of 12, 8l behind Ingleby Arch (8-13) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-95 (3) fbs.
Malcheek (IRE) 13-2 (9-2) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 17th of 19, 22l behind Felday (9-4) at York 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Turn Me On (IRE) 20-1 (9-6) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 8th of 19, 12l behind Felday (9-4) at York 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Toto Skyllachy 33-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders on outside, challenged over 2f out, slight lead over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 12, 3l behind Dance And Dance (8-12) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Favourite Girl (IRE) 33-1 (8-9) Behind, outpaced over 2f out, stayed on final furlong, never nearer, 8th of 15, 7l behind The Nifty Fox (8-6) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Boy Blue 14-1 (9-3) In touch, under pressure halfway, soon faded, 7th of 11, 15l behind Mcconnell (9-1) at Southwell 1m fll hcp (4) fbs in Sep.
Glenridding 9-1 (9-3) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 18l behind Spate River (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Inter Vision (USA) 10-1 (8-10) Behind, outpaced over 2f out, ridden and headway on outside over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never troubled leaders, 5th of 10, 6l behind Go Go Green (8-9) at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Grissom (IRE) 12-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, soon no impression, 7th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Rasaman (9-2) at Chester 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Sep.
Conry (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Mid-division, raced keenly, headway 5f out, ridden over 1f out, beaten when not much room entering final furlong, 7th of 12, 8l behind Audemar (9-2) at Kempton 1m fll hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Memphis Man 22-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear, some headway towards stands side rail 3f out, never on terms, 9th of 15, 9l behind Arthur's Edge (9-5) at Brighton 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Cara's Request (AUS) 16-1 (9-1) Led, ridden and headed over 3f out, weakened approaching 2f out, soon hung right, last of 19, 25l behind Felday (9-4) at York 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Sea Salt 8-1 (8-12) Led stand's side group until headed by that group when hung left over 2f out, kept on same pace, 7th of 16, 5l behind Misplaced Fortune (9-2) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Bid For Gold 14-1 (8-13) Chased leaders stand's side group, ridden over 2f out, led over 1f out, headed by stand side group towards finish, 4th of 16, 3/4l behind Viva Volta (9-0) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Guertino (IRE) 66-1 (8-11) Slowly away, raced stands side, always in rear, 16th of 18, 12l behind Russian Spirit (9-2) at York 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.