The progressive Shared Equity may not have finished improving yet after landing a double with victory at Pontefract. But more is needed raised a further 8lb while Mr McLaren has a 5lb rise to contend with after scoring at Thirsk. Lady Artiste, Talent Scout and Escape To Glory were all beaten last time having been raised in the weights for earlier wins so a chance is taken on ALMUHEET. He wasn't beaten that far when sixth in a Class 2 event at Goodwood and is facing an easier task in this.
Johnny Cavagin 13-2 (9-3) Reared up as stalls opened and came out without rider, in a race won by King Torus (9-3) at Doncaster 7f stks 0-90 (3) gf in Jul, 8 ran.
Escape To Glory (USA) 7-1 (10-0) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, ran on, never nearer, 3rd of 9, 7l behind Wilde Inspiration (9-0) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-90 (3) sft.
Talent Scout (IRE) 11-4fav (10-4) Raced keenly, soon led, ridden over 1f out, headed final strides, 2nd of 9, hd behind Silver Rime (10-7) at Carlisle 1m (4) gd.
Reposer (IRE) 10-1 (9-12) Tracked leaders, 5th before straight, 6th under 2f out, dropped to 10th and no extra from over 1f out, 12th of 15, 9l behind Captain Cullen (9-7) at Roscommon 7f hcp gd in Sep.
Gatepost (IRE) 8-1 (8-13) In touch, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 10th of 15, 9l behind Related (9-6) at Goodwood 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Illustrious Prince (IRE) 12-1 (9-6) Held up, ridden and outpaced when not clear run and switched left over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, no threat, 6th of 15, 6l behind Fieldgunner Kirkup (9-9) at Redcar 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
Almuheet 20-1 (8-2) Mid-division on inside, headway 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders, 6th of 13, 3l behind Safety Check (9-0) at Goodwood 7f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jul.
Shared Equity 5-4fav (9-7) Chased leaders, went 2nd on inside over 2f out, ridden and hung left over 1f out, driven and stayed on to lead final 100 yards, won at Pontefract 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr beating Smidgen (8-12) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.
Mr McLaren 10-3 (9-6) Close up, effort entering final 2f, led approaching final furlong, ran on, won at Thirsk 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul beating King Of Macedon (9-6) by 3/4l, 6 ran.
Cara's Request (AUS) 2-1fav (9-7) Tracked leaders, driven to challenge over 2f out, soon lost place, 6th of 8, 6l behind Strong Man (9-10) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Lady Artiste (IRE) 7-2 (9-10) Slowly away towards rear, ridden over 3f out, switched left over 2f out, no impression, 8th of 9, 15l behind Cara's Request (8-12) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Lightnin Hopkins (IRE) 13-2 (9-12) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, soon eased, last of 9, 25l behind Layla's Hero (9-1) at Ayr 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Jul.
Take It To The Max 28-1 (9-9) Soon tracked leader, weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 32l behind Border Bandit (9-12) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jul.
Sakhalin Star (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) Held up in touch, took keen hold, headway over 4f out, edged right over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 6l behind Bahamian C (9-3) at Hamilton 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.