Lahaag won a Yarmouth maiden in June but that form is nothing special and, though unexposed, he's been done no favours by the handicapper here. Border Legend looks more interesting as he was given plenty to do when third at Sandown last month and has the beating of Dixie's Dream on that run. He has more scope than the likes of Magic Destiny and Oddysey but Emman Bee returned to form at Newmarket last time, though this trip has stretched her in the past. ASCRIPTION only had a head to spare over the second when getting off the mark at Haydock and is 8lb higher here. However, the first two pulled well clear of the remainder so the form may be decent and Ed Dunlop's Dansili colt can score again with more improvement likely.
Lahaag 15-8 (9-1) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Yarmouth 1m mdn stks (5) gf in Jun beating Barkis (9-1) by 2l, 9 ran.
Border Legend 9-1 (9-4) Took keen hold, held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, stayed on to 3rd inside final furlong, never going pace to challenge, 3rd of 10, 3l behind Gaul Wood (9-6) at Sandown 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Sep.
Dixie's Dream (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Held up in last pair, effort and switched left inside final furlong, stayed on, nearest finish, 4th of 10, 4l behind Gaul Wood (9-6) at Sandown 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Sep.
Ellaal 11-1 (9-0) Pressed leader over 1f, tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon lost place, last of 8, 15l behind Van Der Art (8-13) at Haydock 1m 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Aug.
Stellar Express (IRE) 9-1 (9-10) Led, headed over 5f out, tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 10th of 11, 27l behind Dubai Sunshine (9-7) at Southwell 1m Apprentice Handicap (0-75) (3yo) (5) fbs in Aug.
Magic Destiny 5-1 (8-9) Held up towards rear, pushed along and headway over 1f out, kept on to take 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 4l behind Lady Macduff (8-11) at Haydock 1m fll hcp (2) gd in Aug.
Equation Of Time 33-1 (9-4) Held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, never on terms, 7th of 10, 8l behind Storm King (9-0) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Aug.
Ascription (IRE) 4-1fav (9-2) Held up in rear, not clear run from 3f out, still plenty to do 2f out, headway entering final furlong, ridden and soon edged left, stayed on to lead post, won at Haydock 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Jul beating Hi There (8-10) by hd, 12 ran.
Boris Grigoriev (IRE) 18-1 (8-6) Led, pushed along 3f out, pressed 2f out, headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 7th of 9, 8l behind Trail Blaze (9-2) at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Sep.
Emman Bee (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Raced centre, tracked leader, ridden and effort over 1f out, kept on one pace, went 2nd post, 2nd of 15, 1 1/4l behind Medici Time (9-4) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Oddysey (IRE) 6-4fav (9-6) Tracked leaders in 3rd, went 2nd over 3f out, every chance over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 5l behind First Class Favour (9-3) at Carlisle 1m flls hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Aug.
Mutafaakir (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Always towards rear, 12th of 15, 7l behind Fieldgunner Kirkup (9-1) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Sep.
Mick Slates (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) Held up mid-division, raced far side from over 3f out until switch to stand side and headway over 2f out, soon led, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Ingleby Angel (9-2) at Ayr 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in Sep.
Sarmatian Knight (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, outpaced over 2f out, weakened and eased inside final furlong, 15th of 16, 16l behind Keepax (9-7) at Doncaster 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.