Takeitfromalady was taking on lesser company when runner-up at Leicester, while Bitaphon also has more to do than when successful at Southwell. Blinkers didn't do much for Alborz at Kempton last time and he's had plenty of chances but Onebytheknows is gradually getting the hang of things and was third in a maiden over C&D last week. The Giving Tree is open to further improvement and Uncle Roger could be worth a try over this longer trip but well like the look of COCKNEY ROCKER on his handicap bow. Placed at York and Folkestone earlier this year, he wasn't unduly punished once his chance had gone at Yarmouth last month and that run should have blown away any cobwebs.
Byron Blue (IRE) 3-1 (9-3) Held up mid-division and keen, pushed along over 2f out, one pace and no impression final furlong, 5th of 9, 7l behind Nelson's Bay (9-3) at Beverley 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Sep.
Takeitfromalady (IRE) 7-2 (9-6) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed just inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 2nd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Spirit Of The Law (8-7) at Leicester 1m 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Aug.
Uncle Roger (IRE) 28-1 (9-6) Behind most of way, 9th of 13, 11l behind Amadeus Wolfe Tone (9-4) at Warwick 7f hcp 0-75 2yo (5) gf in Sep.
Cockney Rocker 14-1 (9-3) Pulled hard tracked leaders, chased winner 4f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 9, 9l behind Electrician (9-3) at Yarmouth 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Sep.
Onebytheknows 14-1 (9-0) Held up in last trio, pushed along 3f out, ridden over 2f out, stayed on to 3rd post, no chance with leading duo, 3rd of 9, 2 3/4l behind Fennell Bay (9-3) at Nottingham 1m 2yo mdn (5) gf.
Finbar 15-2 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, no impression over 1f out, soon weakened, 10th of 14, 14l behind Na Zdorovie (8-12) at Chester 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Aug.
The Giving Tree (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, niggled along over 4f out, stayed on to take 2nd inside final furlong, flattererd by proximity to winner, 2nd of 7, 4l behind Self Centred (9-0) at Chester 7f 2yo stks (4) gs in Sep.
Bitaphon (IRE) 22-1 (9-3) Prominent, chased leader 3f out, ridden and edged left over 1f out, stayed on under pressure to lead close home, won at Southwell 7f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Aug beating Flying Pickets (9-0) by 1/2l, 14 ran.
Priestley's Reward (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Went left start, behind, some modest headway on far rail over 1f out, 10th of 18, 12l behind Fiction Or Fact (9-8) at Redcar 1m 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Sep.
Dorry K (IRE) 16-1 (8-3) In rear and pushed along, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 4th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Royal Majestic (8-6) at Pontefract 1m 2yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Sep.
Sabhan (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) In touch, pushed along and outpaced over 2f out, stayed on again to 3rd inside final furlong, no chance with leading duo, 3rd of 10, 5l behind Lawn Jamil (9-3) at Redcar 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Sep.
Alborz (IRE) 12-1 (9-6) Chased leadrs on inside, driven and one pace over 1f out, 5th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Anginola (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Sep.
Sugarpine (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 12, 15l behind Strictly Silver (9-0) at Ayr 7f 2yo mdn (4) gs in Sep.
Dutchman's Field 16-1 (8-8) Chased leaders on outside, ridden and effort over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, hung right and one pace inside final furlong,, 4th of 11, 3l behind Snowed In (9-4) at Kempton 1m 2yo clm stks (6) pol in Sep.
Colourful Event (IRE) 7-1 (8-6) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 8th of 12, 9l behind Adranian (9-1) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo clm stks (6) pol in Sep.
High Five Prince (IRE) 20-1 (7-12) Reared start, took keen hold off the pace in 6th on outside, plugged on one pace final 2f, 5th of 10, 8l behind Chandigarh (9-6) at Folkestone 6f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Sep.