COMMON TOUCH just got the better of Capaill Liath at Ayr last time when the latter was subsequently disqualified for his rider forgetting to weigh-in. No Poppy came out of the race and won at York last Saturday and Richard Fahey's charge is fancied to go in again. Xilerator has a bit to find with both of the above on recent running while Roninski and Green Howard arrive in fine form but have something to prove in the prevailing slow ground. Klynch acts on the surface but 7f could be a problem for him.
Common Touch (IRE) 9-1 (9-2) Held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, led inside final furlong, just held on near finish, won at Ayr 7f hcp 0-95 (3) hvy in Sep beating No Poppy (8-8) by shd, 12 ran.
Capaill Liath (IRE) 4-1fav (9-1) Held up towards rear, not clear run over 2f out, headway over 1f out, went 2nd and edged left inside final furlong, ran on, not able to get to winner, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Big Note (9-3) at Chester 7f hcp 0-95 (3) hvy in Sep.
Xilerator (IRE) 9-1 (9-4) Prominent, took keen hold, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 13, 3 1/2l behind Big Note (9-3) at Chester 7f hcp 0-95 (3) hvy in Sep.
Diescentric (USA) 20-1 (8-11) Raced far side tracked leader until ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 21, 11l behind Idler (8-5) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Sep.
Powerful Presence (IRE) 33-1 (8-10) Led, headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 13th of 16, 8l behind Cape Classic (8-10) at Doncaster 6f hcp 105 (2) gd in Sep.
Roninski (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, went 3rd over 2f out, switched right over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 15, 2 3/4l behind Chosen Character (9-2) at Chester 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Sep.
Klynch 12-1 (9-6) Raced far side, chased leaders, ridden to challenge over 2f out, led that group over 1f out, kept on under pressure, no chance with stand side group, 5th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Take Cover (8-12) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-90 (3) hvy in Sep.
Clockmaker (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Mid-division on outside, headway over 4f out, ridden and no impression from over 1f out, 6th of 13, 8l behind Big Note (9-3) at Chester 7f hcp 0-95 (3) hvy in Sep.
Green Howard 7-4fav (9-12) Tracked leaders, pushed along 3f out, slightly outpaced over 1f out, headway entering final furlong, ridden to lead well inside final furlong, ran on, won at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Aug beating Rough Rock (8-10) by 1/2l, 5 ran.
New Leyf (IRE) 20-1 (9-6) Chased leaders stands side, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, no impression, 7th of 23, 7l behind Jack Dexter (9-8) at Ayr 6f hcp (4) hvy in Sep.
Kingscroft (IRE) 9-1 (9-4) Held up in mid-division, ridden 2f out, never on terms, 11th of 15, 8l behind Chosen Character (9-2) at Chester 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Sep.
Green Park (IRE) 5-1 (8-9) Awkwardly away, in rear, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 6th of 8, 19l behind Barkston Ash (8-7) at Ayr 6f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy.