Zaraee failed to improve for the step up to 7f last time and Lincoln makes more appeal. The latter is usually thereabouts without being quite good enough but Jaeger Train's recent placed effort is misleading given he was beaten a long way at Pontefract. HIGHLAND ACCLAIM won at York last month and ran well again off a higher mark subsequently when third at Ascot. This looks less competitive and David O'Meara's charge gets the vote.
Zaraee (IRE) 9-1 (9-4) Close up, ridden over 2f out, one pace and edged right inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Ticking Katie (9-2) at York 7f app hcap (3) gf.
Highland Acclaim (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Slowly away, held up in rear, headway when not clear run 1f out, switched left inside final furlong, ran on well, 3rd of 15, 1 3/4l behind Shore Step (9-9) at Ascot 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Lincoln (IRE) 9-2 (9-1) Close up, not clear run and switched right over 1f out, headway soon after, went 2nd inside final furlong, no threat to winner, 2nd of 5, 2l behind Telmeyd (9-7) at Ripon 6f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Crisis Averted (IRE) 13-2 (9-4) Towards rear and in touch, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 9, 6l behind Money Team (9-5) at Redcar 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Jaeger Train (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed well over 1f out, no chance with winner, lost 2nd final 150 yards, 3rd of 7, 8l behind Boy In The Bar (9-0) at Pontefract 6f 3yo stk 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Election Night 11-2 (8-13) Taken to post early, pulled hard led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 11, 7l behind Jacquotte Delahaye (9-4) at Carlisle 7f 3yo fll hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.