BABY STRANGE finally showed some improvement for his slide down the weights when runner-up at Newmarket and gets the nod to go one better. Kommander Kirkup went close at Ripon last time and Richard Hughes takes over the reins today while Cruise Tothelimit finished ahead of Can You Conga when third at Thirsk and can also figure. Rasaman is a rare winner nowadays and still looks a shade high in the weights.
Tamayuz Star (IRE) 8-1 (10-2) Led, pushed along 3f out, headed 2f out, chased leaders, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 13, 11l behind See The Storm (9-9) at Ascot 7f ladys hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jul.
Bahamian Heights 25-1 (9-4) Prominent, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 11th of 12, 22l behind Mr Win (9-0) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Aug.
Can You Conga 25-1 (9-5) Raced far side, chased leaders, went 2nd in group final furlong and kept on, no chance with near side, 8th of 18, 5l behind Compton Park (9-12) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Aug.
Powerful Presence (IRE) 7-1 (9-10) Chased leader until over 1f out, soon weakened, 7th of 9, 10l behind Khelman (9-9) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Rasaman (IRE) 22-1 (9-7) Held up mid-division, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Red Pike (9-7) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Aug.
Baby Strange 7-1 (8-12) In rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, not quicken near finish, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Moonspring (8-7) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Aug.
Cruise Tothelimit (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Switched right after start to race on near side, chased leaders, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, soon lost 2nd and kept on in 3rd, 3rd of 18, 2l behind Compton Park (9-12) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Aug.
Kommander Kirkup 10-3 (9-4) Outpaced in 5th, headway over 2f out, chased winner entering final furlong, kept on well closing stages, 2nd of 5, 1/2l behind Pennine Warrior (9-1) at Ripon 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Bachotheque (IRE) 6-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, weakened well over 1f out, 5th of 7, 8l behind Lexi's Hero (9-10) at Chester 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Aug.