Recent Wolverhampton winner Amoure Medici has a 5lb rise cancelled out by an apprentice's claim but was well beaten over C&D last month. Evanescent is open to improvement despite a modest handicap debut at Thirsk but Iffraam has failed to figure on Turf since scoring on the Polytrack in June. A visor replaces the usual blinkers on FAYR FALL and may give him the edge he needs to get his head back in front after three placed efforts. Mitchum his struggling to reproduce last year's best form but has slipped down the weights as a result and could bounce back.
Amoure Medici 11-4fav (9-6) Raced keenly, led but pressed, ridden over 1f out, headed well inside final furlong, rallied gamely to lead again post, won at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol beating Sir Bruno (9-2) by shd, 8 ran.
Evanescent (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Chased leader, ridden to challenge 2f out, every chance until weakened final 100 yards, 4th of 9, 4l behind Mick Slates (8-2) at Thirsk 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Aug.
Iffraam (IRE) 9-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 7, 18l behind Alkadi (8-12) at Pontefract 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Aug.
Fayr Fall (IRE) 10-3fav (9-3) Held up in touch, went 2nd 2f out, led entering final furlong, headed final 75 yards, held close home, 3rd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Right Result (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
I'll Be Good 50-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, held up in touch, headway to chase leaders 3f out, ridden 2f out, hung left and weakened over 1f out, 11th of 17, 9l behind Broctune Papa Gio (9-7) at Redcar 7f all hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Mitchum 11-2 (9-7) Led, headed over 1f out, weakened and lost 3rd place inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 7l behind Ingleby Angel (8-8) at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Aug.
Daunt (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, took keen hold, tracked leaders, weakened over 4f out, last of 10, 39l behind Hayek (9-6) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Aug.
Winter Hill 14-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, in rear and pushed along, mid-division over 4f out, ridden and headway over 2f out, not much room over 1f out, one pace, 6th of 12, 7l behind Sardanapalus (9-7) at Thirsk 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Sabore 7-4 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase leading pair over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, just failed for 2nd, 3rd of 6, 2 1/4l behind Legal Bond (9-3) at Hamilton 6f mdn stks (5) hvy in Aug.