A different test for Legal Legacy given the bigger field and a penalty so preference instead is for the in-form MIAMI GATOR. Ridden by Charlie Swan in this one-off Charity Race (under rules), Elaine Burke's gelding should get every assistance from the saddle and his uncomplicated front-running style might be advantageous. Legal Legacy had to wait ages for a gap at Thirsk when upped to this trip for the first time but he quickened nicely and is considered, along with the hold-up horse Grand Diamond and the in-form Rising Kheleyf. The market might be informative in this race, with any sustained support for Aflaam, Archie Rice or Army Of Stars (trained and ridden by Jamie Osborne, as Eastern Gift is by Gay Kelleway) to be taken seriously. Dark Moment is well handicapped, a comment that also applies to Kinsya and Nevada Desert.
Legal Legacy 4-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, not much room well over 1f out, switched right entering final furlong, led inside final furlong, held on well, won at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf beating Rosbay (8-11) by nk, 8 ran.
Aflaam (IRE) 6-1 (9-11) Close up, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed and stayed on inside final furlong, 2nd of 12, nk behind Nisaal (9-10) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Aug.
Archie Rice (USA) 16-1 (9-6) Always towards rear, struggling over 2f out, 10th of 11, 19l behind Sequillo (9-11) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Aug.
Army of Stars (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Narrow lead untilentering final 2f, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 11, 11l behind Boogie Diva (9-7) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
Daring Dream (GER) 6-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 3l behind Arabian Spirit (9-8) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Dark Moment 10-1 (9-8) Held up behind, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 13, 8l behind Frontline Girl (9-10) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Aug.
Eastern Gift 16-1 (9-8) Close up, ridden and every chance 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 10, 11l behind Shesells Seashells (9-6) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Aug.
Grand Diamond (IRE) 5-1 (7-10) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, kept on under pressure, won at Ayr 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug beating Veroon (8-10) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Jackson (BRZ) 40-1 (9-2) Steadied in rear, never a factor, 10th of 13, 14l behind San Cassiano (9-0) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jul.
Kinsya 13-2fav (8-8) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, no extra final 75 yards, 8th of 19, 2 3/4l behind Kindest (9-5) at York 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Nevada Desert (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Dwelt, towards rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 14, 12l behind Sunnyside Tom (9-10) at Beverley 7f clm stks (5) gf in Aug.
Rising Kheleyf (IRE) 20-1 (9-9) Chased leaders,ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on to take 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 13, 1 3/4l behind Frontline Girl (9-10) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Aug.
Cape Kimberley 12-1 (8-2) Prominent, ridden 2f out, stayed on to chase winner inside final, 2nd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Basle (8-4) at Leicester 6f clm stks (5) sft in Aug.
Master Of Dance (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Always in rear, 6th of 7, 5l behind Tukitinyasok (8-12) at Ripon 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Miami Gator (IRE) 9-4fav (9-2) Made all, ridden 2f out, stayed on strongly final furlong, won at Carlisle 1m 3yo clm (6) sft in Aug beating Jupiter Fidius (8-7) by 2 1/2l, 6 ran.
Plenty O'toole 8-1 (9-7) Held up, pulled hard, headway over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 11l behind Sweet Secret (8-10) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Aug.
Chief Red Cloud (USA) 2-1fav (9-7) Took keen hold, chased leading trio, smooth headway over 2f out, led inside final 2f, hard ridden well inside final furlong, just held on, all out, won at Ripon 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug beating Ours (9-5) by nk, 9 ran.
Hustle (IRE) 14-1 (10-1) Always in rear, 7th of 8, 17l behind Inspirina (10-7) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f ldy hcp (4) gd in Aug.
First In The Queue (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Made virtually all, pushed along and in command final furlong, stayed on well, won at Lingfield 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gf beating Negotiation (9-9) by 1l, 12 ran.