Alqaahir has run well in the main since winning here in the spring and has to be on the short-list at this level with a draw in 13 to his advantage with Mataram, Flying Valentino and Unlimited others to bear in mind. Rain On The Wind is sure to be popular as he attempts to try and make all from his high draw and he holds an obvious chance but this trip has just seemed to stretch him thus far so a better option, each-way, may be HAVING A BALL. Peter Cundell's charge needs a strong pace and luck in running as he's usually held-up but he regularly hits the frame over this course and distance, has won for Chris Catlin and holds an obvious chance at the weights.
Red Suede Shoes 28-1 (9-7) Dwelt, never travelling towards rear, driven along on inside well over 2f out, soon struggling, tailed off, last of 10, 38l behind State Gathering (9-2) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Jul.
Alqaahir (USA) 14-1 (10-1) Raced stands' side, in rear, merged with far side halfway, headway 2f out, not trouble leaders, 5th of 13, 9l behind Gross Prophet (10-4) at Salisbury 1m ladies hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Aug.
King's Sabre 16-1 (8-10) Held up mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 11, 2l behind Commando Scott (8-10) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Aug.
Musashi (IRE) 4-1fav (9-2) Started very slowly and lost 12 lengths, remiders soon after start rapid headway, on wide outside to chase leaders halfway, ridden over 2f out, weakened soon after, 9th of 12, 9l behind Leelu (9-1) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jun.
Mataram (USA) 13-2 (8-11) In rear, ridden and effort approaching 1f out, no impression final furlong, 4th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Fremen (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f clm stks (6) pol in Apr.
Unlimited 15-2 (9-10) Very slowly away, always in rear, last of 11, 21l behind Tallawalla (8-7) at Yarmouth 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Aug.
Affordable (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Took keen hold in touch, headway 4f out, losing place when edged right and bumped well over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 6, 17l behind Killing Moon (9-7) at Hamilton 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Beauchamp Wizard 16-1 (9-9) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 10, 14l behind Tilsworth Glenboy (9-0) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Aug.
Rain On The Wind (IRE) 4-1 (8-11) Led, ridden 3f out, hung right and headed over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 8, 3l behind Royal Holiday (8-6) at Southwell 1m Apprentice Handicap (0-75) (3yo) (5) fbs in Aug.
Flying Valentino 3-1 (8-2) Tracked leaders, driven over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong to go 3rd post, no impression with leading pair, 3rd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Sunnyside Tom (9-13) at Hamilton 1m clm stks (6) gd in Aug.
Having A Ball 20-1 (8-7) In rear, ridden 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, never nearer, 8th of 13, 6l behind Sweet Clementine (9-3) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Aug.
Daniel Thomas (IRE) 6-1 (9-12) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 21l behind Desert Hunter (8-6) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
War And Peace (IRE) 14-1 (10-6) Raced stands' side, held up, merged with far side halfway, not trouble leaders, 6th of 13, 11l behind Gross Prophet (10-4) at Salisbury 1m ladies hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Aug.
Gra Adhmhar (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) In rear, ridden and headway on outer over 1f out, never near leaders, 5th of 12, 11l behind Syrian (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 3yo clm stks (6) pol in Aug.