CAPTAIN FLASHHEART can land the finale, but a case can also be made for several others including Chadwell Spring, Aussie Blue and Wisemans Diamond. The selecion arrives here in good form having won at Kempton when he beat Layer Cake. He looked like one to stay on the right side of that day as he won with plenty in hand, and as he is unexposed there should be plenty more to come. Chadwell Spring also won last time but a 6lbs penalty here might be enough to find her out and the drop in trip is also far from ideal. Aussie Blue is a course and distance winner and he returned to form with a good effort to chase home Arizona John at Redcar last time. Wisemans Diamond has been in good form but she gave the impression that the handicapper might be catching up with her last time and we will stick with Captain Flashheart as the pick.
Barataria 14-1 (9-3) Reared start, behind when switched left halfway, outpaced over 2f out, never dangerous, 16th of 19, 22l behind Arizona John (9-3) at Redcar 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Aug.
Border Owl (IRE) 13-2 (9-5) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, kept on, never nearer, 5th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Bold Marc (9-10) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Ella Woodcock (IRE) 28-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, always towards rear, 13th of 14, 28l behind Collateral Damage (9-3) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Aug.
Betteras Bertie 11-2fav (8-11) Slowly into stride, took keen hold, held up in rear, short lived effort on outside over 3f out, last of 14, 33l behind Exit Smiling (9-8) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Wiseman's Diamond (USA) 11-4fav (9-4) Mid-division, driven when not clear run over 1f out and inside final furlong, stayed on towards finish, never troubled leaders, 8th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Morocchius (8-10) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
Society Music (IRE) 7-2 (8-13) Slowly into stride, always behind, 14th of 16, 10l behind Whipma Whopma Gate (8-13) at Newcastle 1m sell stks (6) gs.
Chadwell Spring (IRE) 33-1 (8-4) Switched left soon after start, held up in last place, headway on inside approaching 2f out, switched right over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Epsom Downs 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf beating Fazbee (8-13) by 2 1/2l, 6 ran.
Black Dahlia 22-1 (8-13) Held up and keen, ridden over 1f out, never able to challenge, 7th of 8, 8l behind Saga De Tercey (9-10) at Catterick 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Aussie Blue (IRE) 20-1 (8-8) Mid-division, driven and headway over 1f out, ridden and stayed on to chase winner final furlong, 2nd of 19, nk behind Arizona John (9-3) at Redcar 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Aug.
Diamond Daisy (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Mid-division, headway and effort over 2f out, no extra approaching final furlong, 6th of 13, 9l behind Allformary (8-13) at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Cheers For Thea (IRE) 4-1 (9-5) Held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, challenged going well over 1f out, led inside final furlong, driven out, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating King's Icon (8-10) by 3/4l, 12 ran.
Mutually Mine (USA) 28-1 (9-3) Behind, headway on outer over 1f out, one pace, 5th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Turning Top (9-11) at Windsor 1m flls hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
Diamond Lass (IRE) 13-2 (8-13) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, never on terms, 8th of 14, 12l behind Bollin Dolly (8-12) at Redcar 1m 2f mdn hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
Mister Jingles 9-2fav (8-12) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, never dangerous, 11th of 12, 5l behind Moonage Daydream (9-1) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul.
Captain Flasheart (IRE) 3-1fav (8-7) Steadied start, held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, ran on readily, won at Kempton 1m 3yo app hcp 0-70 (5) pol beating Layer Cake (8-10) by 2l, 11 ran.
Know By Now 10-1 (8-7) Led 1f, remained prominent and raced keenly, lost place well over 2f out, last of 7, 14l behind Off Chance (9-7) at Ripon 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Aug.
Natural Rhythm (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, ridden and lost place over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 13, 24l behind Morocchius (9-0) at Musselburgh 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Aug.