Reason To Believe won a division of this last year from a 2lb higher mark though the going was soft that day. Jupiter Fidius also needs a bit of cut and River Ardeche is still looking high enough in the weights. OAKBROOK didn't handle heavy going at Hamilton but had run very well when runner-up over this C&D earlier and looks good enough to go one better. Carrie's Magic has been running consistently from around this sort of mark and also looks likely to be in the mix but though Last Destination should be finishing strongly another furlong wouldn't have gone amiss.
River Ardeche 20-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, led over 5f out, headed over 1f out, kept on, 4th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Hayek (9-6) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Aug.
Divertimenti (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Prominent, led 3f out, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened 1f out, 13th of 14, 12l behind Clear Spring (9-5) at Warwick 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
Jupiter Fidius 9-1 (8-8) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, one pace and no impression, 5th of 8, 8l behind Chosen Character (9-6) at Haydock 1m app hcp (5) gs in Jul.
Mango Music 25-1 (9-10) Mid-division, effort over 1f out, one pace and no impression, 10th of 15, 10l behind Steel Stockholder (9-8) at Newcastle 6f app hcp (6) gs in Aug.
Last Destination (IRE) 15-2 (8-13) Held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 4th of 10, 6l behind Chookie Royale (9-10) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Reason To Believe (IRE) 7-1 (10-0) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, never on terms, 9th of 16, 5l behind Spread Boy (9-9) at Carlisle 6f ladies hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Aug.
Geeaitch 125-1 (9-3) Always behind, never on terms, 11th of 14, 10l behind Coco Rouge (9-7) at Kempton 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Jul.
Gertmegalush (IRE) 40-1 (8-5) Slowly into stride, always behind, 10th of 11, 17l behind Regency Art (8-5) at Leicester 7f clm stks (6) gf in Oct.
Georgebernardshaw (IRE) 9-1 (9-5) Ridden leaving stalls, soon close up, led over 4f out, headed and head high well over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 4th of 9, 4l behind Marah Music (9-6) at Chepstow 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Oakbrook 4-1 (9-6) Mid-division, ridden to chase leaders 2f out, kept on same pace, gradually weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 8l behind Windygoul Lad (9-1) at Hamilton 6f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) hvy in Aug.
Overwhelm 12-1 (9-9) Reared start, outpaced, some headway and switched left over 1f out, no chance final furlong, 9th of 15, 9l behind See Clearly (10-1) at Thirsk 6f ladies hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Aug.
Carrie's Magic 6-1 (9-2) Prominent, took keen hold, ridden over 2f out, switched left over 1f out, stayed on, 4th of 13, 3l behind Dubai Celebration (9-5) at Musselburgh 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Brave Battle 12-1 (9-2) Held up mid-division, effort over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 9th of 15, 10l behind Steel Stockholder (9-8) at Newcastle 6f app hcp (6) gs in Aug.
Clapped 33-1 (8-9) Short of room soon after start, chased leaders, effort over 2f out, stayed on same pace, 4th of 8, 10l behind Shena's Dream (9-4) at Lingfield 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Maggie Mey (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Awkwardly away and slowly into stride, behind until kept on inside final furlong, never nearer, 9th of 16, 10l behind Ingleby Angel (8-12) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-55 (6) gd in Aug.
Pelican Rock (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Prominent, ridden to lead over 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 12, 9l behind Community (8-13) at Southwell 7f hcp (6) fbs in Aug.