Spats Colombo is up 5lb for winning over track and trip but had finished well behind MAN FROM SEVILLE here back in May. The latter was having his first start since when a disappointing short-priced favourite at Nottingham last month. Clearly much better was expected on that occasion and he's taken to make amends in this. Wee Giant, Jan Smuts and Naburn have all been placed over 2m recently while Blue Top finished well ahead of Iceman George when scoring at Newcastle last month. Bavarian Nordic and Crystal Monarch are others to consider.
Naburn 4-1 (10-0) Mid-division, pushed along 3f out, driven along entering final 2f, no further progress, 7th of 9, 13l behind Cowslip (9-0) at Ripon 2m hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Aug.
Jan Smuts (IRE) 9-2 (9-4) Held up mid-division, headway to chase leaders over 4f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, soon edged left, chased winner inside final furlong, no impression, 2nd of 8, 6l behind Diyala (10-0) at Musselburgh 2m hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Iceman George 20-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, behind, ridden 2f out, kept on under pressure from over 1f out, never troubled leaders, 6th of 15, 8l behind Blue Top (9-0) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Aug.
Beat The Shower 10-1 (8-6) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, stayed on under pressure on outside final furlong, never reached leaders, 8th of 14, 6l behind Medieval Bishop (8-4) at Newcastle 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Aug.
Sendiym (FR) 25-1 (9-13) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, never dangerous, 8th of 10, 16l behind Spin Cast (10-6) at Carlisle 1m 3f ladies hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Aug.
Blue Top 12-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, went 2nd 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, kept on under pressure, held on towards finish, won at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Aug beating Vittachi (9-1) by 1/2l, 15 ran.
Bavarian Nordic (USA) 7-2fav (8-11) Took keen hold in touch, headway 3f out, ridden to chase winner 2f out until inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 3rd of 9, 4l behind Choisan (10-0) at Ripon 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Aug.
Duke Of Yorkshire 5-2 (8-10) Tracked leading pair, pushed along 4f out, ridden and every chance 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 4, 13l behind Ambleside (9-7) at Ripon 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Crystal Monarch (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, chased leaders, outpaced from halfway, stayed on well inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 3rd of 4, 3 1/2l behind Slip of The Tongue (9-9) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Aug.
Summerlea (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, challenged 3f out, ridden over 2f out, one pace, 6th of 14, 8l behind Medieval Bishop (8-7) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun.
Wee Giant (USA) 33-1 (9-6) Raced wide held up, headway 8f out, ridden to chase leaders over 2f out, stayed on to go 2nd near finish, 2nd of 13, 1 3/4l behind Madam Lilibet (9-11) at Newcastle 2m hcp 0-60 (6) gs.
Grammar 11-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, went 2nd 3f out, ridden and no impression when dropped to 4th over 1f out, 4th of 9, 9l behind Kodicil (10-0) at Ripon 2m hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Aug.
Man From Seville 5-4fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, went 2nd after 3f, ridden 7f out, weakened over 3f out, eased, tailed off, 12th of 14, well behind Pearl Spice (9-7) at Nottingham 2m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Aug.
Korngold 14-1 (8-13) Tracked leader on inside, not clear run 3f out, ridden and effort over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 15, 4 1/2l behind Blue Top (9-0) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Aug.
Spanish Legacy 12-1 (8-7) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, kept on final furlong, never near leaders, 7th of 15, 8l behind Blue Top (9-0) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Aug.
Spats Colombo 5-2 (8-3) Mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on strongly final furlong to lead close home, won at Redcar 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Aug beating Sally Friday (9-2) by 3/4l, 9 ran.