NEWS SHOW hasn't been seen since running on the Fibresand at Southwell in July but, while an absence has to be a concern, David Simcock's filly shouldn't have too much bother with staying today's trip as she was successful over a similar distance and going at Yarmouth. Daneking has been on the end of two heavy defeats in his last two starts though it would be folly to dismiss him just yet as he looked a decent prospect earlier in the year. Bold Cuffs is typical of the type of three-year-old Sir Mark Prescott goes to war with in staying handicaps although he hasn't quite progressed as anticipated. Nice Rose has had plenty of chances while Bank Bonus is still be a maiden, though he was beaten only two lengths by St Leger seventh Guarantee in a fair Newbury event and has shaped as if his turn in the winner's enclosure isn't too far away.
Bank Bonus 6-1 (9-1) Raced wide soon in mid-division, ridden and headway over 2f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 13, 8l behind Fleur De Cactus (8-10) at Lingfield 1m 5f mdn stks (5) pol in Aug.
Daneking 7-1 (9-7) Always towards rear, 8th of 9, 25l behind Somemothersdohavem (8-8) at Kempton 2m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
News Show 11-10fav (9-0) In rear, close on leaders 4f out, went 3rd over 3f out, ridden to chase winner 2f out, no impression, 2nd of 5, 2 1/2l behind Three Bards (9-7) at Southwell 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Jul.
Nice Rose 11-2 (9-1) Held up towards rear, headway when not much room over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, one pace and no impression, last of 6, 3 1/2l behind Singalat (9-2) at Beverley 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) fm.
Bold Cuffs 11-2 (8-7) Tracked leader, led over 5f out, riddn over 2f out, headed 2f out, no extra towards finish, 4th of 8, 2 3/4l behind Stormy Weather (9-9) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Young Lou 100-1 (8-12) Held up mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, soon weakened, last of 8, 29l behind Momentary (8-12) at Newbury 1m 2f 3yo lst fll (1) gs in May.
Gabrial's King (IRE) 6-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, went 2nd when not clear run inside 2f out, led 1f out, soon headed, unable to quicken final 100 yards, 3rd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Miss Cap Estel (9-7) at Chester 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd.