Ingenti has been running consistently well over 5f and Teetotal made the frame at Carlisle last time. The former is preferred on soft ground while Little Jimmy Odsox also handles the going and won over track and trip in July. Lucky Lodge and A J Cook are recent winners over the minimum trip but Ayasha makes more appeal having won a higher grade sprint at Pontefract in June. However, it was testing ground when BARKSTON ASH scored at Ayr last season and, now back on a winning mark, Eric Alston's charge gets the nod.
Barkston Ash 4-1fav (8-12) Slight lead, riden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 6l behind Spin Artist (9-6) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Ingenti 13-2 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden inside final furlong, one pace, 5th of 13, 6l behind Bronze Beau (9-3) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
Teetotal (IRE) 33-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders on inside, ridden 2f out, stayed on to chase winner inside final furlong, no impression, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 13, 1 1/2l behind Gold Beau (9-2) at Carlisle 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
Ayasha 10-1 (9-0) Raced wide in touch, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 14l behind Rocksilla (9-7) at Pontefract 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Dark Opal (IRE) 5-1 (9-7) Behind, ridden to chase leaders inside final 2f, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, not reach leaders, 4th of 9, 1 3/4l behind Lucky Lodge (8-10) at Newcastle 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Aug.
Captain Scooby 22-1 (8-9) Mid-division, ridden and stayed on to chase leaders inside final furlong, never on terms, 7th of 15, 6l behind Ashpan Sam (9-10) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Little Jimmy Odsox (IRE) 6-1 (9-4) Led on rail, ridden 2f out, headed approaching final furlong, lost 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on same pace in 4th, 4th of 9, 1 1/4l behind Flighty Clarets (8-11) at Ayr 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Mercers Row 11-1 (9-3) Close up, weakened entering final furlong, 12th of 13, 13l behind Bronze Beau (9-3) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
Planetex (IRE) 13-2 (9-3) Tracked leaders, under pressure over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 10, 2 1/2l behind Rigolleto (9-6) at Warwick 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Marine Commando 28-1 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, 11th of 13, 12l behind Bronze Beau (9-3) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
See Clearly 25-1 (10-4) Tracked leader until ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 12, 11l behind Piceno (10-1) at Chester 1m Amateur Handicap (0-80) (3yo+) (4) gd in Aug.
Ambitious Icarus 22-1 (7-12) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 6th of 14, 4l behind Feel The Heat (8-4) at Hamilton 6f hcp (3) gf.
Foreign Rhythm (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Towards rear, ridden and outpaced over 1f out, stayed on final furlong, never dangerous, 5th of 10, 7l behind Ingenti (8-13) at Beverley 5f fll hcp (5) gf in Aug.
El Mcglynn (IRE) 40-1 (10-3) Led, headed inside final furlong, weakened towards finish, 4th of 11, 2 1/4l behind George Fenton (9-6) at Thirsk 6f ladies hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Mitchell 16-1 (9-0) Disputed lead, ridden and every chance over 1f out until inside final furlong, no extra in 5th final 50 yards, 5th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Gold Beau (9-2) at Carlisle 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
Lucky Lodge 3-1fav (9-10) Held up, not clear run over 2f out, soon switched right and headway, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to take 2nd well inside final furlong, unable to trouble winner, 2nd of 8, 1l behind Chloe's Dream (9-7) at Beverley 5f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Aug.
A J Cook (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride, pushed along in mid-division, weakened over 1f out, last of 11, 21l behind Little Jimmy Odsox (9-9) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jul.