HORATIO CARTER is worth sticking with here. He ended a long losing run at Thirsk last week on his first start for David O'Meara and has won off much higher marks in the past. He's taken to follow-up as he had previous Carlisle scorer Silly Gilly well behind last time and recent Redcar winner Whispered Times has yet to score off today's new mark. Edas has claims back at today's trip after his third over 1m2f at Redcar, while both Brockfield and Social Rhythm showed a bit more when placed on their latest starts and could figure.
Horatio Carter 8-1 (8-13) Always prominent, led over 2f out, held on, all out, won at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd beating Fazza (9-6) by hd, 10 ran.
Whispered Times (USA) 20-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, chased leader over 3f out, led and hung left 2f out, kept on final furlong, won at Redcar 1m sell stks (5) gf beating Orange Ace (8-10) by 3/4l, 14 ran.
Thoroughly Red (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, faded final furlong, 10th of 14, 7l behind Keys of Cyprus (8-11) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Fibs And Flannel 11-1 (8-3) Tracked leaders on inside, outpaced over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression, 6th of 14, 7l behind Focail Eile (8-7) at Musselburgh 1m hcp (4) gd.
Law To Himself (IRE) 5-1fav (9-5) Held up, kept on final furlong, never near leaders, 7th of 15, 6l behind Desert Vision (9-8) at Carlisle 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Silly Gilly (IRE) 10-1 (8-2) Held up in rear, stayed on from over 1f out, no chance with leaders, 5th of 10, 9l behind Horatio Carter (8-13) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Captain Macarry (IRE) 50-1 (9-4) In rear, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 10th of 17, 8l behind Thinking (9-4) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Aug.
Edas 9-1 (9-10) Behind, headway 3f out, ridden and effort on outside over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 11, 4l behind Black Coffee (9-10) at Redcar 1m 2f ladies hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Aug.
Striking Priorite 40-1 (8-8) Always in rear, 10th of 12, 11l behind Stevie Gee (8-5) at Wolverhampton 7f clm stks (5) pol.
Brockfield 9-2 (9-4) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, rallied inside final furlong, one pace towards finish, 2nd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Botham (9-4) at Hamilton 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Social Rhythm 14-1 (8-11) Held up behind, headway 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong to go 3rd near finish, not reached leading pair, 3rd of 14, 2l behind Just The Tonic (8-13) at Musselburgh 1m hcp (4) gd.
Madrasa (IRE) 9-1 (9-4) Tracked leading pair, pushed along over 3f out, no chance with front pair final 2f, weakened 1f out, 3rd of 4, 23l behind Lordofthehouse (9-2) at Newcastle 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Aug.
Classic Descent 33-1 (8-12) Towards rear, headway 2f out, ridden over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, not able to reach leaders, 4th of 16, 1 1/2l behind Adorable Choice (9-5) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
North Shadow 4-1 (8-12) Led, ridden and headed over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 21l behind Gadobout Dancer (8-4) at Hamilton 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Aug '10.
Idealism 66-1 (8-7) Led, ridden over 2f out, soon headed and weakened, last of 9, 30l behind Brouhaha (9-7) at Haydock 1m 2f app hcp (5) gs.