Unlike most of these, PLUNDER is holding his form and is up only 2lb for winning at Wolverhampton last week. This is tougher but Tectonic failed to cope with a 6lb rise on his latest start and Yorksters Prince was well beaten in a claimer here recently having won at Redcar before that. Berlusca and Titus Bolt were both way below par last time and Royal Straight has yet to show any improvement for his slide down the weights.
Tectonic (IRE) 13-2 (9-10) In touch, not clear run entering final 3f, soon switched left, ridden and ran on final furlong, not reach leaders, 3rd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Absent Amy (9-9) at Carlisle 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Berlusca (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, effort over 2f out, no impression, 8th of 15, 15l behind Dana's Present (11-0) at Doncaster 1m stks 0-70 (5) gs.
Up Ten Down Two (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) In touch in rear, ridden over 6f out, outpaced 4f out, last of 6, 27l behind Body Language (9-11) at Beverley 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Titus Bolt (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Held up in mid-division, switched left 2f out, no impression, 9th of 12, 13l behind Chancery (9-11) at York 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Royal Straight 20-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 4l behind Demolition (8-11) at Musselburgh 1m 1f clm stks (6) gd.
Tussie Mussie 20-1 (8-2) Mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 12, 21l behind Aeronwyn Bryn (8-8) at Thirsk 1m flls hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Plunder 9-1 (9-2) Tracked leader after 1f, led over 2f out, soon clear, stayed on well, ridden out, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol beating Konzert (8-10) by 3l, 9 ran.
Yorksters Prince (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Led, headed well over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 8, 11l behind Demolition (8-11) at Musselburgh 1m 1f clm stks (6) gd.