Several of these arrive in good form, including last-time winners Rafaaf, Best Be Careful and Cool In The Shade. Madame Kintyre has been knocking on the door again and may appreciate a drop back to the minimum, though her stable is struggling for winners at present and she has a bit to find with both Best Be Careful and Whitecrest on past form. Black Annis Bower is better than she showed at Ayr last month and Gottcher is now 4lb lower than when successful at Haydock in July. But this can go to SHOWBOATING, who has been showing plenty of pace over longer trips and could well be suited by a first try over 5f. Consistent, he's still on a decent mark and his yard is going well at present.
Tom Sawyer 20-1 (9-3) Held up in last pair, outpaced over 2f out, never on terms, 5th of 6, 10l behind Louis The Pious (9-6) at Newcastle 6f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gs in Jul.
Showboating (IRE) 7-2fav (9-4) Ridden leaving stalls, led after 1f, ridden and headed inside final furlong, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Titus Gent (8-11) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.
Whitecrest 7-2fav (9-4) Mid-division, not much room and switched right after 1f, soon ridden along, headway over 1f out, not able to trouble leaders, 5th of 12, 2 1/4l behind Best Be Careful (8-6) at Nottingham 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Sep.
Rafaaf (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Held up towards rear on rail, switched left to outside halfway, chased leaders and strong run over 1f out, led inside final furlong, soon drew clear, won at Sandown 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sep beating Gooseberry Bush (8-11) by 1 3/4l, 12 ran.
Best Be Careful (IRE) 7-1 (8-6) In rear, switched left and headway 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Nottingham 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Sep beating Irish Boy (8-11) by 3/4l, 12 ran.
Gottcher 11-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, lost place 2f out, soon behind, last of 10, 13l behind Beauty Pageant (8-13) at Ripon 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Above The Stars 12-1 (8-8) Went right start, chased leaders stands'side group, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 12th of 22, 6l behind Magical Macey (9-7) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Sep.
Style And Panache (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Took keen hold in mid-division, pushed along halfway, never on terms, 11th of 13, 10l behind Oh So Spicy (9-4) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Black Annis Bower 9-2fav (9-6) Towards rear centre, stayed on inside final furlong, no impression, 10th of 17, 6l behind Hinton Admiral (9-7) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Sep.
Jack Smudge 8-1 (9-4) Chased leaders 2f, soon outpaced, weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 16l behind Sugar Beet (9-7) at Goodwood 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Sep.
Cool In The Shade 2-1fav (9-6) With leader and keen, led 3f out, clear and edged left over 1f out, eased towards finish, won at Newcastle 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Sep beating Sharp Bullet (9-2) by 4 1/2l, 7 ran.
Green Warrior 9-1 (8-13) Held up pushed along halfway, soon beaten, last of 9, 11l behind Rhal (8-12) at Redcar 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Sep.
Boundless Spirit 20-1 (9-2) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 7th of 13, 4l behind Forever's Girl (9-2) at Redcar 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Madame Kintyre 7-1 (8-11) Chased leader, led halfway, ridden inside final furlong, no extra and headed final 50 yards, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind Meandmyshadow (8-13) at Leicester 6f fll hcp (5) gf.