The Osteopath was engaged to run at Ripon on Saturday but would have claims if taking part. If he doesn't then the task looks an even easier one for DOCTOR ZHIVAGO. He's gone close in handicaps on a couple of occasions this season and looks the one to beat on today's terms. Unex Goya won a seller at Yarmouth on his penultimate start and should figure on that evidence, while the likes of Smarty Sam and En Fuego have the past form to figure if benefiting for the drop in class.
The Osteopath (IRE) 13-8 (9-12) In rear, effort and not much room well over 2f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on and held towards finish, 3rd of 6, 3/4l behind Moody Tunes (9-13) at Carlisle 1m 1f clm stks (6) gs in Jun.
Doctor Zhivago 13-2 (10-0) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, stayed on same pace, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 12, 10l behind Tres Coronas (9-12) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jun.
Lord Lansing (IRE) 14-1 (9-11) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 10l behind Hot Spice (8-11) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
En Fuego 12-1 (9-4) Raced wide mid-division, pushed along halfway, ran very wide bend into straight 3f out, soon weakened, last of 8, 14l behind Al Burkaan (8-12) at Catterick 7f stks 0-70 (6) gf in Jun.
So Bazaar (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 7th of 9, 13l behind Ay Tay Tate (8-5) at Carlisle 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Jun.
Yorksters Prince (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Held up mid-division, lost place over 4f, 9th of 12, 10l behind Barbirolli (8-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Mar.
Smarty Sam (USA) 9-1 (9-7) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 8th of 11, 15l behind Bold Marc (9-0) at Hamilton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gd in May.
Maybeme 40-1 (9-2) Soon lost place and behind, never dangerous, 7th of 10, 15l behind Odin's Raven (9-7) at Southwell 1m 4f mdn stks (5) fbs in Jan.
Manager Mick (IRE) 14-1 (8-7) Outpaced behind, tailed off from halfway, 5th of 6, 40l behind Bernisdale (8-7) at Leicester 1m 2f sell stks (6) gd in May.
Unex Goya (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Awkward leaving stalls in rear, effort halfway, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 12, 12l behind Ted's Brother (8-4) at Newcastle 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Jun.