Seattle Drive was conceding 4lb when getting up on the line to catch EXTRATERRESTRIAL over this trip at Carlisle. The runner-up is 1lb better off and this sharper track can see him take revenge and land this. Demolition found 1m4f too far at York and this is his trip and grade so he has to be a threat along with Jebel Tara, who won five handicaps earlier this summer including three on this track and has been struggling from his new mark subsequently.
Seattle Drive (IRE) 2-1fav (10-2) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, every chance inside final furlong, stayed on to lead post, won at Carlisle 1m 1f ladies clm stks (5) gs in Aug beating Extraterrestrial (9-13) by shd, 8 ran.
Bling King 16-1 (9-3) Towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, no impression, 9th of 12, 12l behind Multi Bene (9-10) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Extraterrestrial 5-2fav (9-7) Held up behind centre, headway under pressure over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong to lead narrowly final 50 yards, just held on, won at Newcastle 1m clm stks (6) gs in Aug beating King Pin (9-1) by shd, 9 ran.
Jebel Tara 28-1 (9-10) Held up mid-division in 5th, one pace and no impression, 5th of 8, 6l behind Red Charmer (9-1) at Hamilton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Prime Exhibit 14-1 (9-3) Behind, outpaced over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace under pressure final furlong, never troubled leaders, 5th of 11, 7l behind Mr David (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f clm stks (5) pol.
Yorksters Prince (IRE) 13-8fav (9-4) Soon led, made rest, clear over 4f out to 2f out, soon ridden, kept on under pressure final furlong, held on near finish, won at Redcar 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul beating Taro Tywod (9-12) by 3/4l, 9 ran.
Royal Straight 20-1 (9-5) Dwelt in rear, ridden over 3f out, headway over 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 9, 7l behind Wellingrove (9-1) at Hamilton 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Aug.
Demolition 16-1 (8-11) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 13th of 15, 24l behind Montefeltro (9-3) at York 1m 4f app hcp 0-80 (4) gd.