KOMMANDER KIRKUP returned a losing favourite when finding one too good at Ayr last time. But that's still the best form on offer by some margin and Michael Dods' colt should be opening his account in this company. Beautiful Stranger and Danzeno have experience of soft ground though neither has looked like winning so far but False Witness can be given a chance on his earlier fifth at Catterick. Locky Taylor may prove best of the newcomers.
Beautiful Stranger (IRE) 40-1 (9-5) Led, headed over 3f out, one pace from over 1f out, 5th of 13, 5l behind Lincoln (9-5) at Ayr 7f 2yo mdn (4) sft in Sep.
Booloo (IRE) 50-1 (8-11) Pulled hard, soon held up in mid-division, weakened well over 2f out, tailed off, 12th of 13, 25l behind Wickhambrook (9-0) at Warwick 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf.
Danzeno 40-1 (9-0) Went right start, took keen hold early, towards rear, ridden and struggling 3f out, 8th of 12, 10l behind Extremity (9-5) at Newbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) sft in Sep.
False Witness (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Towards rear and pushed along, weakened 2f out, last of 8, 31l behind Kenny The Captain (9-7) at Ayr 6f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
First Commandment 12-1 (9-5) Tracked leader, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 6th of 10, 13l behind King Of Macedon (9-5) at Ripon 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Sep.
Gee Sharp Captain Gerrard gelding out of Cumbrian Concerto.
Kommander Kirkup 5-4fav (8-11) Prominent, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 2nd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Red Stargazer (8-11) at Ayr 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) sft in Sep.
Locky Taylor (IRE) Bushranger gelding out of Hawk Eyed Lady.
Major Rowan Captain Gerrard gelding out of Julie's Gift.
Slingsby 50-1 (9-5) Mid-division, under pressure over 2f out, soon beaten, 11th of 14, 18l behind Patentar (9-5) at York 7f 2yo mdn (3) gd.
Three Pips Captain Gerrard colt out of Samadilla.
Ty Cobb (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Always towards rear, 8th of 10, 10l behind Royal Banker (9-5) at Newcastle 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Sep.
Wolfwood 100-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 10th of 12, 13l behind Longton (9-5) at Newcastle 7f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Aug.
Molly Molone 22-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, lost place over 2f out, 16th of 17, 27l behind Erroneous (9-5) at Redcar 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf.
Sleeper Class 28-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, 8th of 10, 16l behind King Of Macedon (9-5) at Ripon 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Sep.