TWELVE STRINGS gets a tentative vote. He's been well backed on more than one occasion since scoring at Haydock back in April but has Seven Veils behind when third at Epsom last time and gets one more chance. Recent winners Arley Hall and Maybeagrey couldn't cope with a rise in the weights when beaten in the same race at Ripon last month when the latter finished runner-up while Croftamie has his first run for new connections having won a lowly claimer at Catterick last time for Mark Johnston. The latter runs the so far disappointing Rythmic in this while Mistress Of Rome continues to find at least one too good.
Twelve Strings (IRE) 7-2fav (9-4) Slowly into stride, in rear, ridden over 5f out, headway and hung left from over 1f out, ran on, nearest finish, 3rd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Enery (9-1) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Arley Hall 4-1 (9-7) Led after 1f, headed over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, no extra last 100 yards, 5th of 8, 3l behind Hyperlink (9-0) at Ripon 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Maybeagrey 3-1fav (9-5) Held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased winner over 1f out, kept on, 2nd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Hyperlink (9-0) at Ripon 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Seven Veils (IRE) 4-1 (9-4) Pushed along leaving stalls, soon dropped back into mid-division, ridden and headway over 6f out, challenged 4f out, weakened final 100 yards, 6th of 10, 8l behind Enery (9-1) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Croftamie 6-4fav (8-5) Tracked leader, ran wide on stable bend after 2f, soon lost place, went 2nd over 3f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, pressed inside final furlong, just held on close home, won at Catterick 1m 4f Claiming Stakes (0-75) (3yo+) (6) gf in Aug beating Eijaaz (9-1) by shd, 7 ran.
Mistress Of Rome 7-2 (9-1) Chased leaders, carried wide on 1st turn, ridden along over 4f out, stayed on to 2nd over 1f out, kept on well, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Dorry K (9-0) at Thirsk 1m 4f fll hcp (5) gs in Aug.
Rythmic 9-1 (9-2) Led, headed 2f out, soon ridden and lost 2nd, weakened soon after, 9th of 10, 20l behind Astra Hall (7-12) at Lingfield 1m 3f fll hcp (5) gs in Jul.
Willy Mcbay 33-1 (8-1) With leader, every chance over 3f out, soon pushed along and lost place, last of 7, 29l behind Dean Iarracht (9-7) at Redcar 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Aug.