UNKNOWN REBEL continued his good progress when winning over a shorter trip at Hamilton last time. Kevin Ryan's charge may be capable of even better over this longer distance and is taken to land his hat-trick. Chookie Hamilton just got the better of Meetings Man over 1m4f at this track recently and they're closely matched, while a good run from Grandad Bill in the previous race would boost confidence in Simonside who finished a length behind the former at Ayr last month. Zennor has been running well in amateur races and it was also an amateur event that Jewelled Dagger won over C&D in July.
Meetings Man (IRE) 13-2 (9-5) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, soon strongly challenged, headed inside final furlong, kept on well, 2nd of 10, nk behind Chookie Hamilton (9-9) at Musselburgh 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Zennor 9-2fav (10-2) Held up towards rear, headway to 3rd 3f out, switched right over 1f out, kept on to 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with unchallenged winner, 2nd of 11, 6l behind Megalala (9-12) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f ldy hcp (4) gd in Aug.
Spirit of A Nation (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, every chance 1f out, held by winner when edged left well inside final furlong, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Red Fama (9-0) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Aug.
Chookie Hamilton 12-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, ridden to challenge over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ridden out, won at Musselburgh 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug beating Meetings Man (9-5) by nk, 10 ran.
Jewelled Dagger (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Led, ridden and headed over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 12th of 13, 27l behind Manifestation (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Simonside 6-1 (9-11) Wide and headway to track leader after 2f, ridden over 3f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 6th of 12, 3/4l behind Grandad Bill (8-12) at Ayr 1m 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Aug.
Cat O' Nine Tails 13-2 (9-13) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 6l behind Flying Power (9-0) at Leicester 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
The Galloping Shoe 16-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway 2f out, one pace inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Lucky Windmill (10-0) at Hamilton 1m 3f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul.
Los Nadis (GER) 6-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders on inside, ridden and effort over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 11, 10l behind Beat The Shower (8-13) at Thirsk 2m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul.
Unknown Rebel (IRE) 6-1 (8-13) Made all, ridden clear over 2f out, kept on well final furlong, won at Hamilton 1m 3f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug beating Carragold (9-3) by 2l, 12 ran.
Forrest Flyer (IRE) 6-1 (9-4) Held up in rear, ridden over 4f out, switched left and headway over 1f out, stayed on, nearest finish, 4th of 8, 1 1/4l behind Jewelled Dagger (9-0) at Ayr 1m 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Mason Hindmarsh 5-1 (10-0) In touch, effort 2f out, no impression final furlong, 4th of 9, 7l behind Mohawk Ridge (9-10) at Catterick 2m hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Jonny Delta 5-1 (9-3) Hampered start, towards rear, driven and headway over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on under pressure final furlong, never reached leaders, 5th of 12, 5l behind Unknown Rebel (8-13) at Hamilton 1m 3f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Sharp Sovereign (USA) 2-1 (9-6) Led, ridden over 3f out, rider dropped whip over 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 6, 9l behind Jeu De Vivre (9-2) at Hamilton 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.