Ian Williams has a strong hand in this with Mexican Mick open to further progress after finishing third at Doncaster last month. But stablemate AN CAT DUBH is just preferred as he'd gone close on his last two starts when trained in Ireland and Franny Norton is booked to ride on his first start for new connections. Shaleek and Sabore are a frustrating pair having both gone close on numerous occasions though the former is rated 8lb higher while Pull The Pin will need to step up on his latest placed effort in a Leicester seller if he's to figure.
Heart Beat Song 66-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, ridden and edged left over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 6, 50l behind Safe House (8-12) at Musselburgh 7f mdn stks (5) sft in Jun.
House Of Mirrors (USA) 9-2 (9-3) Held up in rear, pushed along over 3f out, effort on outer 2f over out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 8, 12l behind Alfred Hutchinson (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol in Jan.
Smirfys Emerald (IRE) 100-1 (9-11) Towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, effort over 1f out, never dangerous, 10th of 12, 18l behind Mean It (9-3) at Haydock 1m mdn stks (5) gs in Jul.
An Cat Dubh (IRE) 7-2 (9-5) Attempted to make all, headed and kept on same pace under pressure inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Strike Action (9-0) at Dundalk 6f 3yo mdn stks pol in Jul.
Artillery Train (IRE) 66-1 (7-11) Chased leaders until ridden halfway, weakened final furlong, 4th of 5, 6l behind Decision By One (9-7) at Ayr 5f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul.
Mexican Mick 25-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Macchiara (8-12) at Doncaster 6f mdn stks (5) sft in Jul.
Pull The Pin (IRE) 33-1 (8-7) Keen, tracked leaders, effort over 1f out, soon chased winner, no impression inside final furlong, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 8, 1/2l behind Tooley Woods (8-5) at Leicester 7f 3yo & 4yo sll (6) gf.
Zenafire Firebreak colt out of Zen Garden.
Lady Bentinck (IRE) 100-1 (8-5) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 12, 6l behind Tahlia Ree (8-5) at Hamilton 6f mdn stks (5) sft.
Sabore 5-4fav (8-12) Led, ridden over 1f out, caught close home, 2nd of 10, hd behind Ever Fortune (9-3) at Redcar 7f mdn auc stks (5) gf.
Shaleek 6-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, chased clear leader halfway until ridden over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Night Trade (9-5) at Ffos Las 6f flls hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Jul.