Punters may be shell-shocked after a tough day and this doesn't offer much relief. LOTHAIR completed a hat-trick over 6f before stepping up in grade and finding things tougher. He's generally produced at around this trip so gets the vote to return to winning ways. Thatcherite has been gradually winding up towards a victory and won well at Newcastle on Wednesday so a 6lb penalty is unlikely to prevent another big effort despite a low draw. Eland Ally ran a fine race when just touched off by Beau Mistral over the course and distance last time though a low berth won't aid his cause and Modern Lady is another who may struggle on the inside and she's never won on turf.
Eland Ally 9-1 (9-7) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, held towards finish, 2nd of 15, 1/2l behind Beau Mistral (9-3) at Redcar 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Sep.
Cocktail Charlie 7-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 3f out, led 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Glastonberry (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.
Captain Royale (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 1 3/4l behind Oldjoesaid (9-2) at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sep.
Lothair (IRE) 6-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 16, 3/4l behind Barkston Ash (9-5) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Sep.
Modern Lady 7-1 (8-7) Prominent, led over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 13, 2 1/4l behind Master Bond (9-5) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sep.
Master Rooney (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Led, ridden 2f out, headed and edged left over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 11, 8l behind Holy Angel (9-2) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sep.
Thatcherite (IRE) 5-2fav (9-5) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway over 2f out, ran on to lead inside final furlong, driven out, won at Newcastle 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf beating Black Douglas (9-2) by 1 1/4l, 11 ran.
Commanche Raider (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Always towards rear, 12th of 15, 6l behind Beau Mistral (9-3) at Redcar 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Sep.
Burnhope 20-1 (9-4) Led far side group, headed by that group over 2f out, one pace inside final furlong, 13th of 20, 8l behind Boris Grigoriev (9-4) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Sep.
A J Cook (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) In touch, ridden well over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Planetex (9-4) at Newcastle 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Sep.
Elusive Bonus (IRE) 8-1fav (8-10) Tracked leaders stands side, challenged 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 20, 6l behind Boris Grigoriev (9-4) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Sep.
Lady Poppy 20-1 (8-10) With leaders, ridden to lead well over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 15, 2 1/4l behind Beau Mistral (9-3) at Redcar 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Sep.
Marabout (IRE) 33-1 (8-6) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 15, 1 3/4l behind Beau Mistral (9-3) at Redcar 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Sep.