MORAL ISSUE had been threatening to win a race before a very impressive victory over Violent Velocity at Beverley last week. She's been hit with an incredible 12lb rise but runs with a 6lb penalty so should gain a quick double. Skyfire battled on gamely to see off No Quarter at Ripon and should be in the firing-line once again while King Pin has had his last seven runs on the track, scoring in April and going very close in a claimer last time. Monel scored on soft ground at Ayr in July and produced another very good effort over 6f here last time.
Thackeray 16-1 (9-3) Raced wide towards rear, pushed along halfway, never on terms, 5th of 8, 18l behind Frontier Fighter (9-7) at Southwell 1m hacp 0-70 (5) fbs in Mar.
King Pin 6-1 (9-1) Held up behind centre, headway under pressure 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, pressed winner final 50 yards, just held, 2nd of 9, shd behind Extraterrestrial (9-7) at Newcastle 1m clm stks (6) gs in Aug.
Skyfire 8-1 (8-13) Tracked leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, strongly pressed well inside final furlong, held on gamely, won at Ripon 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug beating No Quarter (8-13) by nk, 10 ran.
Violent Velocity (IRE) 9-1 (9-3) In touch, headway 3f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 15, 6l behind Moral Issue (9-4) at Beverley 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Moral Issue 5-2fav (9-4) Held up, smooth headway over 2f out, shaken up to lead over 1f out, ridden and ran on, won at Beverley 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf beating Violent Velocity (9-3) by 6l, 15 ran.
Royal Holiday (IRE) 7-1 (8-10) Led, pushed along over 4f out, soon ridden, weakened over 1f out, eased inside final furlong, 11th of 12, 26l behind Sofias Number One (8-12) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Aug.
Dandarrell 7-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, outpaced over 3f out, no impression after, well held over 1f out, 6th of 9, 19l behind Manchestar (9-6) at Musselburgh 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Indian Giver 33-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, always towards rear, 8th of 11, 9l behind Confusing (9-3) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Charles De Mille 11-4fav (9-7) Held up mid-division, headway 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 10, 13l behind Emeralds Spirit (9-6) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Jun '12.
Uncle Brit 14-1 (9-10) Led early, held up, headway over 2f out, went 3rd 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 4l behind Master Of Song (9-4) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Aug.
Hayek 11-1 (10-4) In touch, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 9, 12l behind Silly Billy (9-5) at Beverley 1m am hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Aug.
Monel 12-1 (9-6) In rear, ridden and headway entering final furlong, not reach leaders, 5th of 15, 3l behind Lothair (10-0) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-55 (6) gs.
Nonaynever 20-1 (8-11) In rear, ridden over 2f out, kept on, never nearer, 7th of 15, 16l behind Moral Issue (9-4) at Beverley 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Gadobout Dancer 33-1 (10-7) Reared start, held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 17, 8l behind Eeny Mac (11-3) at Redcar 1m am hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jul.
Baraboy (IRE) 13-2 (8-4) Held up towards rear, some headway over 2f out, soon driven and beaten, 7th of 11, 20l behind Artful Prince (9-0) at Ayr 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Aug.
Throwing Roses 8-1 (8-5) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, stayed on same pace from over 1f out, 4th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Master Of Song (9-4) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Aug.