It was soft ground when DENNIS won at Catterick last month. His recent disappointing effort at Thirsk was too bad to be true and Tim Easterby's charge gets another chance in this. The veteran Beckermet ran really well in better company at Hamilton last week and could figure while Destination Aim should give another good account after scoring at Thirsk recently. Ted's Brother won't mind the soft ground and neither will Kung Hei Fat Choy and both could get involved if at their best.
Illustrious Prince (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 10, 5l behind Breccbennach (8-10) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Kung Hei Fat Choy (USA) 18-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders in 4th, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 9, 11l behind Alejandro (9-0) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Aug.
Orbit The Moon (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Raced centre, slowly into stride, chased leaders after 2f, stayed on same pace final furlong, 4th of 10, 5l behind Who's Shirl (9-5) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
My Single Malt (IRE) 7-1 (10-7) Held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Piceno (10-1) at Chester 1m Amateur Handicap (0-80) (3yo+) (4) gd in Aug.
Nelson's Bay 16-1 (8-13) Held up mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, soon reminders and weakened, last of 8, well behind Bassara (9-4) at Doncaster 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Ted's Brother (IRE) 9-2 (9-2) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 4l behind Red Charmer (9-1) at Hamilton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Destination Aim 25-1 (9-2) Made all, ridden when pressed over 1f out, stayed on strongly, won at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug beating Hazza The Jazza (8-6) by 1 1/4l, 12 ran.
Key Ambition 9-1 (9-4) Towards rear far side, headway over 2f out, edged left over 1f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 6l behind Bajan Bear (9-9) at Leicester 6f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Jul.
Beckermet (IRE) 11-1 (8-4) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 14, 1 1/2l behind Feel The Heat (8-4) at Hamilton 6f hcp (3) gf.
No Quarter (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, led on inside 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, chased winner and rallied to hold every chance well inside final furlong, just held, 2nd of 10, nk behind Skyfire (8-13) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Dennis 11-2 (8-9) Took keen hold, held up and always in rear, no chance when switched left 2f out, never a factor, last of 7, 14l behind Someone's Darling (9-3) at Thirsk 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Repetition 5-1 (9-5) Dwelt, behind, driven forward on outside before halfway, soon chasing leaders, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 11, 17l behind Future Reference (9-4) at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jul.
Messageinabottle (USA) 9-4fav (9-0) Chased leaders, pushed along over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 5l behind Mukhabarat (9-5) at Doncaster 6f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf in Aug.
Red Red Wine 10-1 (9-0) In rear and outpaced, never a factor, last of 7, 25l behind Sky Garden (9-0) at Catterick 6f mdn stks (5) gd in Aug.