Autumn Harvest would be interesting if turned out after run at Pontefract however JUDICIARY will relish the step back up in trip and is preferred to Lauberhorn and Patavium in a competitive handicap. Mahmood Al Zarooni's colt was a winner at York in May but has dropped in trip for his two runs since. Now back up to a mile and a half and with quick ground in his favour he is expected to bounce back with a win. Lauberhorn has a 6lb penalty for his Pontefract victory and his ease of win that day suggests that he must go close this evening, with John Fahy good value for his 5lb claim. Patavium has more experience than those three-year-old's but his best efforts have come in lesser races with a bit of cut in the ground, Buckie Boy should come on for his run behind Dirar at Ayr and he looks very attractively handicapped with the trainer booking former jockey Tom Queally, whilst Kames Park tends to travel well in his races and is feasibly handicapped however he is better in lesser races. An open contest then despite the smallish field and the vote is only tentatively given to Judiciary.
Autumn Harvest 15-2 (10-0) Steadied start, held up in last pair, headway on inside over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders, 4th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Monkton Vale (9-1) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Kames Park (IRE) Evensfav (9-8) Slowly into stride, held up in last, headway on outside going well over 2f out, shaken up to lead 1f out, edged right, comfortably, won at Beverley 1m 4f clm stks (6) gf in Jun beating Chocolate Caramel (9-3) by 1 3/4l, 6 ran.
Buckie Boy (IRE) 16-1 (8-3) Always behind, never a factor, 6th of 8, 9l behind Dirar (9-7) at Ayr 1m 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jun.
Patavium (IRE) 4-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, switched slightly left to come through gap over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 1l behind Danehillsundance (9-7) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Judiciary (IRE) 7-2 (8-13) Tracked leaders, outpaced over 2f out, no impression from over 1f out, 4th of 8, 8l behind The Galloping Shoe (9-6) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Lauberhorn 10-3 (9-7) Held up, headway 3f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, edged left and ran on, won at Pontefract 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun beating Sheiling (9-3) by 3 1/2l, 9 ran.