Micky Hammond's Raleigh Quay was good value for his narrow success in a maiden auction event at Musselburgh when last seen in August but a 7lb rise for that win and a faster surface today may prevent him from following up and a better bet looks to be MIGHTY CLARETS, who gets the vote ahead of Landowner. Saeed Bin Suroor's colt is less exposed than his most of his rivals after just two starts, latterly when winning a Warwick maiden but a mark of 74 after that victory looks a shade high and he may have to settle for a place at best. Richard Hannon's Deely Plaza has been dropped a couple of pounds since his nursery debut at Windsor last week but probably needs more help, while Mark Johnston's Bintalaleumydarlin has been well beaten in all four starts and is strictly held by Raleigh Quay on Musselburgh running. Karen McLintock's Mason Hindmarsh has been given a chance by the handicapper and could not be better drawn than in stall one but a better bet looks to be Mighty Clarets. Richard Fahey's team continues in fine form and the son of Whipper looks worth another chance having only been raised 1lb since his close fourth behind Truly Magic at Leicester last week.
Landowner 7-1 (8-11) Took keen hold, made all, set steady pace, quickened inside final 3f, ridden and edged right inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Warwick 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Sep beating Kilmanseck (9-0) by 1l, 6 ran.
Music Of The Moor (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, driven and outpaced over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 11l behind Graymalkin (9-0) at Haydock 1m mdn stks (5) gf in Sep.
Raleigh Quay (IRE) 11-4 (8-10) Mid-division, driven 3f out, ridden and headway to challenge over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong to lead towards finish, won at Musselburgh 7f 2yo mdn aut (6) gs in Aug beating Jozafeen (7-13) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Deely Plaza 16-1 (9-7) Led after 1f, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and headed 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 6l behind Christopher Wren (9-2) at Windsor 1m 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Mighty Clarets (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on final furlong, 4th of 13, 2 3/4l behind Truly Magic (8-6) at Leicester 7f 2yo hcp 0-70 (4) gf in Sep.
Elie Shore 50-1 (8-2) In touch, pushed along 3f out, ridden and keeping on when badly hampered inside final furlong, not recover and soon eased, 8th of 13, 7l behind Daniella De Bruijn (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo clm stks (6) pol.
We'll Deal Again 12-1 (7-10) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 12, 3 1/2l behind William Morgan (8-9) at York 7f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Sep.
Truly Magic 15-2 (8-9) Held up, headway on wide outside over 2f out, chasing leaders and staying on when not clearest of runs inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 1 1/2l behind Pintura (9-5) at Warwick 7f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Sep.
Red Eddie 16-1 (8-11) Mid-division on outside, pushed along 3f out, weakening when badly hampered over 2f out, 9th of 10, 12l behind Pintura (9-5) at Warwick 7f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Sep.
Bintalaleumydarlin (IRE) 66-1 (8-12) Mid-division best, no extra from 3f out, last of 19, 23l behind Shakespearean (9-3) at Curragh 1m 2yo aut gd in Sep.
Drinking Buddy 16-1 (9-4) Raced far side, tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 16th of 17, 13l behind Gypsy Jazz (9-6) at Nottingham 6f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) gs.
Mason Hindmarsh 20-1 (8-7) In touch, ridden over 3f out, effort over 1f out, soon one pace, 4th of 17, 8l behind Fantastic Pick (9-5) at Redcar 1m 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Sep.
Scooby Dee 50-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, pushed along before halfway, soon weakened, 12th of 13, 14l behind Secret Queen (9-0) at Redcar 6f 2yo stks (5) gf in Sep.