A particularly weak bumper and Bear Island is likely to go off favourite with McCoy in the saddle, despite only managing fourth place when a strong fancy at Uttoxeter eight days ago. We'd rather side with RADHARC NAHABHAINN after a promising start to his career under Rules at Stratford. All Riled Up and Rest And Be may be best of the rest unless newcomer Mrs Rooney proves above average.
Bear Island Flint 6-5fav (11-2) Mid-division in touch, joined leader on outside 5f out, led over 3f out, headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, lost 2 places near finish, 4th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Minella Hero (10-13) at Uttoxeter 2m NH flat (6) gd in Jul.
Polden Prince 125-1 (11-1) Held up towards rear, tailed off over 5f out, last of 11, well behind Squeeze Me (10-8) at Worcester 2m NH flat (6) gd in Jul.
Radharc Nahabhainn (IRE) 14-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders in 4th, went 2nd before 3f out, led 2f out, headd inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 11, nk behind G'dai Sydney (11-1) at Stratford 2m cond NH flat (6) gd in Jul.
All Riled Up 20-1 (10-5) Raced very wide and keen, led after 2f until 8f out, led again 7f out until over 6f out, weakened quickly, tailed off, 10th of 13, 48l behind Monita Bonita (10-10) at Southwell 2m mares n h flat (6) gd in Jul.
Mrs Rooney Morpeth mare out of Lucky Mo.
Rest And Be (IRE) 50-1 (10-6) Held up towards rear, ridden before 3f out, never dangerous, 8th of 13, 32l behind Kilmurvy (11-2) at Taunton 2m 1f mdn NH flat (5) gd in Nov.
Tanner Bet 40-1 (10-2) Held up in rear, weakened over 5f out, 7th of 8, well behind Dardanella (10-9) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f mdn NH flat (5) gf in Jul.