Gold Club improved to finish second over track and trip last month but the runner-up has since let the form down. ROGUE WAVE looks worth another chance after the combination of a longer trip and rise in class proved beyond him at York last time. He'd separated a couple of subsequent winners when runner-up over course and distance before that and can land this with a similar effort. Brian Noble wears his owners first colours ahead of Our Red Devil and could prove best of the remaining pair of newcomers.
Brian Noble Royal Applause colt out of Little Greenbird.
Gold Club 9-2 (9-5) Led, headed 4f out, regained lead over 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra towards finish, 2nd of 6, 1 3/4l behind We'll Shake Hands (9-5) at Haydock 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Aug.
Our Red Devil (IRE) Dandy Man colt out of Candela Bay.
Rogue Wave (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Soon chasing leader until 4f out, chased leaders, weakened 2f out, eased, last of 12, 22l behind Golden Town (9-5) at York 7f 2yo mdn (2) gs in Aug.
Rostrum Farewell 20-1 (9-5) Towards rear, ridden halfway, never on terms, 6th of 8, 10l behind See The Sun (9-5) at Pontefract 5f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Aug.