FAIR SPIN may have his quirks but he knows where the winning line is here and he can land his ninth career success. Micky Hammond's ten-year-old ran well here last month when fifth to Lava Lamp and this mark of 50 looks within his grasp. Smugglers Bay is well-handicapped but out of form, this stiffer test of stamina will suit Winged Farasi, whilst Dan Buoy is an aggressive front-runner who should not be given too much rope. Ultimate Quest is back from a break and interesting despite proving costly to back, and along with the consistent Rare Ruby and the recent Redcar runner-up Finellas Fortune is considered.
Osolomio (IRE) 50-1 (8-3) Mid-division, headway and in touch over 6f out, lost place 3f out, weakened 1f out, 12th of 14, 14l behind Hawk Mountain (8-7) at York 2m hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Aug.
Rare Ruby (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, kept on to take 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 15, 4l behind Simonside (9-0) at York 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Ultimate Quest (IRE) 11-10fav (8-12) Tracked leaders, headway to lead 11f out, hard ridden and headed entering final 2f, chased winner until over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, lost modest 4th last strides, 5th of 13, 6l behind Saborido (8-13) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jul.
Dan Buoy (FR) 10-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, ridden over 5f out, always towards rear, 8th of 11, 18l behind Hypnotic Gaze (10-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Jul.
French Hollow 4-1 (8-9) Tracked leading pair, lost place 3f out, weakened 1f out, last of 6, 19l behind Keenes Day (10-0) at Beverley 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Capable Guest (IRE) 9-1 (9-11) Held up towards rear, headway on outside and hung right from 2f out, stayed on to 3rd final 100 yards, no impression on leading duo, 3rd of 11, 2 3/4l behind Descaro (9-8) at Ripon 2m hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Aug.
Finellas Fortune 22-1 (9-5) In rear, pushed along and outpaced over 4f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, took 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 11, 3l behind Bollin Judith (9-12) at Redcar 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
They All Laughed 5-1 (9-6) Held up, headway on inside over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Andorn (9-9) at Catterick 2m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
Noddies Way 20-1 (8-2) In touch, ridden and wseakened over 3f out, last of 7, 48l behind Satwa Gold (9-6) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Aug.
Winged Farasi 16-1 (9-1) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, no impression, 6th of 12, 8l behind Andorn (9-11) at Redcar 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Smugglers Bay (IRE) 9-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, no impression when not clear run 2f out, 9th of 11, 11l behind Descaro (9-8) at Ripon 2m hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Aug.
Fair Spin 14-1 (8-9) In rear, good headway over 3f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, bumped inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 5l behind Lava Lamp (8-10) at Pontefract 2m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Almutaham (USA) 9-1 (8-5) Tracked leaders and keen, ridden and weakened 2f out, 8th of 12, 5l behind Mohawk Ridge (9-11) at Ayr 1m 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Aug.