Red Warrior was enterprisingly ridden at Nottingham last time but was easily picked off by the odds-on Thouwra, though the winner is useful on his day. He's likely to have most of these on the stretch if taken to the front again but MUTHAFAR could be the one to reel him in this time. Willie Haggas' gelding has only had two starts and his latest third at Newmarket in July has worked out really well. Llanarmon Lad should be winning soon judged on his comeback second over 1m2f here three weeks ago while the well-bred Life And Times should also have more offer and looks the pick of the remainder.
Life And Times (USA) 5-2fav (9-3) Held up, steady headway over 2f out, went modest 3rd entering final furlong until n extra and lost 2 places close home, 5th of 17, 5l behind Waiter's Dream (9-3) at Newbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Jul '10.
Llanarmon Lad (IRE) 5-1 (9-13) Tracked leaders, effort when not much room on inside over 1f out, switched right and stayed on inside final furlong, went 2nd final 50 yards, no impression with winner, 2nd of 12, 2 1/2l behind Jeeraan (9-5) at Newcastle 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gs in Aug.
Let's Go Live 33-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, always in rear, 5th of 8, 18l behind Zain Eagle (9-5) at Ripon 1m 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gd in Aug.
Moissanite 50-1 (9-3) Raced wide close, ridden over 2f out, soon edged left and weakened, last of 8, 30l behind Cosseted (9-0) at Pontefract 1m mdn stks (4) gf in Aug.
Muthafar (IRE) 11-2 (9-5) Tracked leaders, chased leader 3f out, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 6, 7l behind Narmin (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 3yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Red Warrior (IRE) 40-1 (9-5) Led, ridden 2f out, headed approaching final furlong, kept on one pace, 2nd of 12, 2 3/4l behind Thouwra (9-5) at Nottingham 1m 3yo mdn (5) gs in Aug.
Top Line Banker 25-1 (9-5) Dwelt, pushed along in rear, never a factor, 9th of 11, 8l behind Mukhabarat (9-5) at Doncaster 6f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf in Aug.
Abbotsfield (IRE) Sakhee's Secret filly out of May Day Queen.
Miss Rebero Cockney Rebel filly out of One Zero.
Redalani (IRE) Redback filly out of Zafaraya.
Slip Of A Girl (IRE) 100-1 (9-0) Always behind, beaten when eased 2f out, 10th of 12, 37l behind Jeeraan (9-5) at Newcastle 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gs in Aug.
Witch Way Went 200-1 (8-12) Soon outpaced, always behind, 13th of 16, 16l behind Rich Forever (9-3) at Newcastle 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Sep '12.