Toto Skyllachy has been running well in claimers while Hydrant has been placed over longer trips recently. By contrast, Victoire De Lyphar has done all his winning to date over shorter distances. Thirsk winner Sound Advice and recent Newmarket scorer On My Own may struggle in the soft ground but it's no problem for course specialist KIWI BAY. The latter has won four times over track and trip and went close again here last time when second to Ingleby Angel. He can go one better in this racing off an 8lb lower than for his latest victory.
Toto Skyllachy 5-2 (9-10) Tracked winner, ridden over 2f out, one pace over 1f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 9l behind Balty Boys (9-10) at Beverley 7f clm stks (5) gd in Aug.
Swiftly Done (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden 5f out, headway over 2f out, hampered over 1f out, well held after, 10th of 13, 10l behind Uppercut (9-3) at Kempton 1m app hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Hydrant 14-1 (9-3) Soon tracking leader, led narrowly 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, no impression outpaced into 3rd final 50 yards, 3rd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Maven (9-11) at Ripon 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Aug.
Sound Advice 14-1 (9-11) Chased leaders on outside, pushed along over 3f out, went 2nd 2f out, led over 1f out, driven and stayed on well, won at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug beating The Osteopath (9-9) by 1 1/2l, 15 ran.
Arabian Star (IRE) 25-1 (9-8) Led, ridden and pressed from over 2f out, headed entering final furlong, lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Albaqaa (9-6) at Leicester 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Victoire De Lyphar (IRE) 13-2 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead narrowly over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Green Howard (9-2) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Aug.
Maria's Choice (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, in rear and outpaced, never dangerous, 6th of 9, 7l behind Consign (9-6) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
On My Own (TUR) 7-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, driven to lead over 1f out, ran on strongly, won at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul beating Sir Mike (9-7) by 3 1/2l, 10 ran.
Kiwi Bay 9-2 (9-3) Led, ridden entering final furlong, kept on and headed towards finish, 2nd of 7, nk behind Ingleby Angel (9-11) at Redcar 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Hakuna Matata 5-1fav (8-11) Towards rear, switched left 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 16, 6l behind Robert The Painter (9-13) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Aug.
Satanic Beat (IRE) 9-2 (9-3) Tracked leaders, pushed along and lost place over 4f out, 5th of 12, 15l behind Sofias Number One (8-12) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Aug.
The Osteopath (IRE) 8-1 (9-12) Held up in last pair, pushed along and some headway on outside 3f out, never dangerous, 6th of 10, 8l behind Skyfire (8-13) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Desert Revolution 10-1 (8-5) Slowly into stride, never dangerous, 9th of 14, 10l behind Osteopathic Remedy (9-0) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Aug.
No Dominion (IRE) 7-1 (10-0) In rear, ridden over 1f out, one pace and no impression, 7th of 13, 12l behind Siouxperhero (9-2) at Leicester 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
Certral 8-1 (9-3) Held up in rear, pushed along over 2f out, faded final furlong, last of 5, 8l behind Oddysey (10-0) at Doncaster 1m flls hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.