Recent Newcastle winner Captain Macarry and Olney Lass, who landed a double last month, drop back in trip today. Starbound also returns to sprinting having won over a mile at Brighton in July and preference goes to PARADISE SPECTRE. He won twice over today's trip on fast ground in August and a close-up fourth at Pontefract last time suggests he can score off today's mark. Newmarket winner Brave Dream and Arrivaderci have form over the distance, but Tislaam could prove a bigger threat in first-time headgear and a 7lb claimer back on board.
Tislaam (IRE) 6-1 (8-13) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, kept on final furlong, 5th of 12, 6l behind Dancing Freddy (9-1) at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Sep.
Paradise Spectre 3-1fav (9-0) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, headway and hung left over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 1 1/4l behind Mount Hollow (8-12) at Pontefract 6f all hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Sep.
Captain Macarry (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Held up mid-division, soon chased leaders, led 2f out, kept on well inside final furlong, won at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Sep beating Whispered Times (9-9) by 3 1/2l, 14 ran.
Moral Issue 33-1 (8-10) Chased winner, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Shotley Mac (9-3) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Sep.
Bermondsey Bob (IRE) 7-1 (9-10) Led until halfway, under pressure approaching final furlong, soon one pace, 4th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Paradise Spectre (9-0) at Warwick 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Rainy Night 11-1 (8-5) Soon led, headed after 1f, pressed leader, ridden over 2f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 4l behind Penny's Pearl (8-1) at Wolverhampton 6f clm stks (6) pol in Sep.
Volito 15-2 (8-11) Slowly away in rear, kept on towards finish, never a factor, 5th of 7, 3l behind Sluggsy Morant (9-5) at Goodwood 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Starbound (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Led early, prominent, led over 3f out, headed well over 1f out, no extra final 125 yards, 6th of 14, 6l behind Thatcherite (9-4) at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Sep.
Dubai Celebration 22-1 (8-11) Always behind, 9th of 10, 7l behind Spanish Plume (9-2) at Chester 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sep.
Brave Dream 15-2 (9-4) Led 1f, tracked leader, ridden and every chance over 2f out, driven and edged right over 1f out, kept on same pace, 8th of 12, 4l behind Mount Hollow (8-13) at Leicester 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
Arrivaderci 5-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on to chase winner inside final furlong, no impression, 2nd of 6, 4 1/2l behind Question Times (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Too Many Questions (IRE) 11-2 (9-1) Pressed leader until approaching final 2f, weakened soon after, 6th of 7, 14l behind Minety Lass (9-6) at Bath 6f 3yo app hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Sep.
South African Gold (USA) 8-1 (9-0) Soon outpaced, 13th of 14, 12l behind Whitecrest (9-4) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Sep.
Wolf Slayer 16-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden and every chance 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 15, 3 1/2l behind Secret City (9-0) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Sep.
Mark Anthony (IRE) 6-1 (9-4) With leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace under pressure final furlong, 3rd of 15, 2 1/2l behind Meandmyshadow (9-5) at Ripon 6f app sell stks (6) gd in Sep.
Olney Lass 11-8fav (9-0) In rear, headway to chase leading pair entering final 3f, ridden to lead and edged left inside final furlong, ran on, won at Brighton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Sep beating Timpanist (8-13) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Besty 6-1 (8-12) Led, headed over 2f out, hung left over 1f out, soon weakened, 12th of 13, 10l behind Downhill Skier (8-10) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Sep.