Bowsers Brave makes a quick reappearance after finishing runner-up over a longer trip at York on Friday and he looks to have every chance. Shabak Hom won over 1m4f at Ffos Las in July and is only 1lb higher today, but the vote goes to RUSTIC DEACON. He's been kept to a mile in only four runs on the turf this season, but he's won twice over today's trip on the Polytrack and Willie Musson's charge drops down a grade here. Hidden Glory did better at Redcar last time but, along with Silver Alliance, has yet to win on turf while another Polytrack winner, Obsession, is returning from lay-off.
Tartan Gigha (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Mid-division, outpaced 3f out, never on terms, 9th of 15, 10l behind Jonny Lesters Hair (9-3) at Ripon 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Shabak Hom (IRE) 11-4fav (11-12) Took keen hold in touch, headway to track leaders over 3f out, soon ridden, kept on to go 3rd near finish, 3rd of 6, 2l behind Loyaliste (11-5) at Goodwood 1m 1f am hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Rustic Deacon 9-1 (9-0) Chased leading trio on inside, went 2nd inside final 2f, no impression on winner, dropped to 3rd close home, 3rd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Loyalty (9-6) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
African Cheetah 66-1 (8-13) Dwelt and switched left start, held up in rear, headway on stands' rail over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 16, 7l behind Oriental Scot (9-1) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gs in Sep.
Bowsers Brave (USA) 8-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, held up in last trio, steady headway on outside 3f out, sustained run to lead inside final furlong, caught close home, 2nd of 14, nk behind Trip The Light (9-3) at York 1m 4f app hcp (0-85) (4yo+) (4) gd.
Embsay Crag 28-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders and keen, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 7th of 8, 6l behind Snow Hill (8-10) at Haydock 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Sep.
Lyric Poet (USA) 12-1 (9-7) Towards rear, ridden 4f out, headway over 2f out, driven and stayed on final furlong, never troubled leaders, 6th of 10, 5l behind Judicious (9-9) at Leicester 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Looking On 8-1 (8-11) Took keen hold, raced wide chasing leaders, pushed along 3f out, weakened 2f out, 10th of 12, 10l behind Sure Route (9-4) at Sandown 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Hidden Glory 9-2 (9-6) In rear, headway on outer over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed towards finish, 2nd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Phluke (9-0) at Redcar 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Obsession (IRE) 5-2 (9-7) Mid-division on inside, lost place inside final 3f, soon beaten, 8th of 11, 11l behind Royal Reverie (9-1) at Windsor 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Bilidn 25-1 (9-1) Chased leaders early, mid-division, no headway final 2f, 10th of 17, 8l behind Imaginary World (9-1) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Sep.
Silver Alliance 11-2 (9-4) Held up towards rear, headway on inside well over 1f out, chased leader over 1f out, carried left and led inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep beating Yourinthewill (8-13) by 3/4l, 12 ran.
Smirfy's Silver 25-1 (9-4) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 12, 6l behind Miss Blink (9-5) at Redcar 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Sep.
Spring Secret 7-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened inside final 3f, 5th of 8, 15l behind Jordaura (9-7) at Bath 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Sep.
Gallego 16-1 (11-1) Held up well in rear, ridden 2f out, some late headway, never on terms, 6th of 10, 13l behind Desert Vision (11-3) at Nottingham 1m 2f am hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Sep.
Transfer 15-2 (11-2) In touch, ridden to chase leaders over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 13, 1 3/4l behind Dancing Primo (11-7) at Haydock 1m 4f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) gs in Sep.
Very Well Red 14-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 14th of 16, 16l behind Adorable Choice (9-5) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Sep.