ELSPETH'S BOY has tumbled down the weights this season and showed signs of a revival when third at Wolverhampton, his first start since May. He gets the speculative vote ahead of Violent Velocity who may well figure dropping down into this grade. Camerooney also ran well on the Polytrack last time having won at Hamilton before that while Silly Billy won a lowly handicap at Wolverhampton a week ago beating Mudaawem by over three lengths and should be thereabouts again.
Violent Velocity (IRE) 33-1 (8-0) Held up mid-division, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 11th of 13, 6l behind Ingleby Symphony (8-0) at Ayr 1m hcp (3) sft.
Royal Straight 12-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, headway on inner over 3f out, faded entering final furlong, 3rd of 8, 8l behind Berlusca (9-7) at Musselburgh 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Sep.
Elspeth's Boy (USA) 16-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, driven over 2f out, ridden to chase leader briefly 1f out, no extra in clear 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Greensward (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep.
Camerooney 5-2fav (9-3) Led, ridden and pressed 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Icy Blue (8-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Assizes 5-2fav (8-12) In touch in 4th, led over 4f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 4l behind Auto Mac (8-10) at Redcar 1m 2f sell stks (6) gd in Sep.
Charpoy (USA) 16-1 (9-3) Led in centre and overall, pushed along and headed 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 13th of 14, 19l behind Cape Samba (9-5) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Mujarrad (USA) 12-1 (9-4) Always towards rear, 8th of 10, 22l behind Trixie Malone (8-2) at Ayr 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Sep.
Samoan (IRE) 20-1 (9-10) Dwelt, in touch, lost place over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 12th of 13, 33l behind Silver Lace (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Sep.
Jonny Lesters Hair (IRE) 50-1 (8-0) Led until over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 15th of 17, 20l behind Ingleby Angel (9-5) at Redcar 1m hcp (2) gf.
Silly Billy (IRE) 11-10fav (9-8) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden to lead inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Mudaawem (9-0) by 3 1/2l, 10 ran.
Monthly Medal 11-1 (8-6) Towards rear, headway under pressure over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 8th of 16, 10l behind Artful Prince (9-10) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Sep.
Meglio Ancora 9-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, no impression, 9th of 11, 10l behind Tatting (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app hcp 0-55 (6) pol in Sep.
Mudaawem (USA) 5-1 (9-0) Chased leader, ridden over 2f out, led 2f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Silly Billy (9-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Inniscastle Boy 22-1 (8-5) Towards rear, pushed along over 4f out, weakened over 3f out, 8th of 13, 12l behind Camerooney (9-5) at Hamilton 1m 1f app hcp (6) gd in Sep.