RAINY NIGHT is more consistent than many and gets the nod accordingly. Reg Hollinshead's gelding likes a strongly-run six furlongs on a testing track and with his latest third to Darcey reading well he can go well for his inexperienced pilot. The front-runner Bel Cantor knows the track well, Young Gladiator stays well so a searching gallop would suit, whilst Lindoro's jockey has a fine name but the horse needs to step up on his Carlisle run but this better ground will help. Dickie Le Davoir tends to get behind but this track suits his style of racing, and along with the Kempton winner Tislaam he is hard to rule out. Angaric is holding his form well but Bryan Smart's gelding would prefer more rain. Klynch is more interesting than the well-handicapped Bid For Gold but both can be readily passed over.
Dickie Le Davoir 33-1 (8-7) Dwelt, always in rear, 10th of 11, 20l behind Jeannie Galloway (8-9) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Aug.
Lindoro 12-1 (9-7) Towards rear, not trouble leaders, 8th of 14, 14l behind Cara's Request (9-8) at Carlisle 7f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Aug.
Young Gladiator (IRE) 10-3fav (9-1) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 11, 2l behind Flores Sea (9-2) at Southwell 7f hacp 0-70 (5) fbs in Apr.
Bel Cantor 33-1 (8-5) Held up in touch, hard driven and effort over 2f out, soon beaten, 8th of 12, 5l behind Angus Newz (9-2) at Newmarket 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Aug.
Rainy Night 10-1 (9-3) Towards rear, headway over 2f out, challenged and upsides inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Darcey (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Kensington (IRE) 28-1 (9-9) Chased leader until over 2f out, ridden and kept on one pace, 5th of 12, 6l behind Nisaal (9-10) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Aug.
Zarilan (IRE) 11-1 (9-9) Awkward start, chased leaders, hard driven to challenge over 2f out, stayed on same pace approaching final furlong, 5th of 10, 4l behind Clerical (9-0) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-65 (6) fm in Jul.
First Blade 16-1 (9-9) Held up, weakened over 2f out, last of 12, 36l behind Nisaal (9-10) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Aug.
Tislaam (IRE) 4-1fav (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, hung right and led well over 1f out, driven out, won at Kempton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Avow (9-7) by 2 1/4l, 12 ran.
Angaric (IRE) 7-1 (9-6) Close up, led 3f out, kept on well, won at Newcastle 6f app hcp (6) gs in Aug beating Needy McCredie (8-13) by 2l, 11 ran.
Straboe (USA) 16-1 (9-9) Held up mid-division, lost place well over 1f out, never a factor, 10th of 11, 9l behind Erebus (9-9) at Warwick 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Aug.
Klynch 9-1 (9-2) Mid-division, chased leaders 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 1 1/4l behind Salerosa (9-10) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Bid For Gold 4-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, took closer order over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 11, 14l behind Angaric (9-6) at Newcastle 6f app hcp (6) gs in Aug.
Darcy's Pride (IRE) 25-1 (8-9) Chased leader centre group until over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 9l behind Bravely (9-2) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-55 (6) gd.