SLEEPY JOE returns to the track where he made a winning debut in April. He's been a little disappointing since but only found one too good in a better contest at Newmarket over this trip two runs ago and had valid excuses on the Polytrack last time. With a claimer taking off 7lb, Mick Channon's charge could be the one to beat as Der Blaue Reiter has finished last in both starts since winning at Yarmouth in the spring and his stamina to prove, though is taking a huge drop in class. Autopilot also has his sights lowered but is in danger of becoming disappointing and Princess Tamay tries 7f for the first time. Sukari Gold would need first-time blinkers to have an effect for her to get involved and it's worrying to see Kantara Castle starting off at this lowly level.
Der Blaue Reiter (IRE) 66-1 (8-7) Chased leaders centre, ridden and lost place 2f out, weakened 1f out, last of 24, 32l behind Peniaphobia (8-8) at Newbury 5f 2yo aut (2) gf in Jul.
Sleepy Joe (IRE) 7-2 (9-6) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 10l behind Limegrove (7-12) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo clm stks (6) pol in Aug.
Autopilot 9-4fav (9-5) Held up in touch in 4th, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 8l behind Imshivalla (9-0) at Epsom Downs 7f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Casper Lee (IRE) 25-1 (8-10) Slowly into stride, in rear, ridden inside final 2f, switched inside and headway inside final furlong, not clear run and switched left towards finish, took 4th final stride, nearest finish, 4th of 9, 5l behind Song of Rowland (9-0) at Thirsk 6f Maiden Claiming Stakes (2yo) (4) gd in Aug.
Kantara Castle (IRE) Baltic King colt out of Arbitration.
Lambeth Palace 66-1 (8-13) In touch, pushed along over 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 9, 19l behind Threetimesalady (8-6) at Chepstow 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Jul.
Mr Childrey (IRE) 25-1 (8-6) Always towards rear, weakened from 3f out, never dangerous, 9th of 10, 26l behind Morally Bankrupt (9-3) at Kempton 7f 2yo clm stks (6) pol.
Secret Ocean (IRE) 6-1 (8-4) In rear, ridden well over 2f out, never dangerous, last of 10, 30l behind Morally Bankrupt (9-3) at Kempton 7f 2yo clm stks (6) pol.
Viking Hall (IRE) Halling gelding out of Magdalene.
Escarlata Rossa 20-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 10th of 13, 9l behind Jazri (8-8) at Kempton 1m 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Aug.
Flower Arranger (IRE) 22-1 (8-9) Soon outpaced in rear, last of 8, 24l behind Heskin (9-0) at Chester 7f 2yo stks (4) gd in Jun.
Lovely Lily 33-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 18l behind Baytown Kestrel (9-5) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo clm stks (6) pol in Aug.
Mildenhall 12-1 (9-4) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 11th of 13, 12l behind Jazri (8-8) at Kempton 1m 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Aug.
Princess Tamay (IRE) 25-1 (8-8) Never better than mid-division, weakened from 2f out, 11th of 17, 13l behind Vallado (8-10) at Curragh 6f 2yo aut gd in Aug.
Sukari Gold (IRE) 14-1 (8-9) Mid-division, weakened from 2f out, last of 7, 15l behind Bandolier (8-8) at Hamilton 6f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.