Jim Goldie has a viable contender in the first division and Black Douglas should go well in this having only gone down by a half-a-length over 5f at Newcastle last week. Lees Anthem may be improving and Bryan Smart saddles both course and distance winner Orwellian and Emily Hall. ALLURING STAR has never won over this shorter trip but was second at Newcastle last month behind Monakova, who went on to rattle up a hat-trick, and finished a place ahead of Durham Express. Mick Easterby's mare has plenty of pace and can end a frustrating run ahead of Verus Delicia, another consistent type.
Haadeeth 7-1 (8-1) Slowly into stride, towards rear, headway on inside to chase leading pair over 2f out, ridden and hung left over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, lost 3rd towards finish, 4th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Pelmanism (8-10) at Wolverhampton 6f clm stks (5) pol in Jul.
Verus Delicia (IRE) 7-1 (8-13) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, headway approaching final furlong, kept on one pace, 4th of 11, 4l behind Oh So Spicy (9-5) at Yarmouth 6f flls hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Alluring Star 5-1 (9-9) Prominent, led over 2f out, soon ridden, headed inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 9, 3l behind George Fenton (9-4) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Orwellian 16-1 (9-2) Held up, never on terms, 9th of 12, 20l behind Jupiter Fidius (8-10) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Amis Reunis 22-1 (8-4) Mid-division, driven to chase leaders inside final 2f, kept on same pace, never on terms, 5th of 10, 6l behind Teetotal (9-0) at Pontefract 6f all hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Niceonemyson 7-1 (9-3) In touch, weakened over 1f out, last of 13, 9l behind Lord Buffhead (8-12) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Aug.
Belinsky (IRE) 14-1 (9-6) Tracked leader, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 7, 6l behind Black Douglas (8-10) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Aug.
Black Douglas 17-2 (8-9) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, went 2nd towards finish, unable to reach winner, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Planetex (9-4) at Newcastle 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
The Kicking Lord 33-1 (8-12) Taken to post early, fly leapt and unseated rider leaving stalls, in a race won by Lothair (10-0) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-55 (6) gs, 15 ran.
Lees Anthem 5-1 (8-8) Held up in touch, headway when edged left and switched right over 2f out, ridden and stayed on strongly inside final furlong, went 2nd final 100 yards, not reach winner, 2nd of 10, 1l behind Ambitious Icarus (9-6) at Newcastle 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Durham Express (IRE) 25-1 (8-10) With leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 15, 4 1/2l behind Monakova (9-8) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Aug.
Emily Hall 12-1 (8-10) Taken to post early, keen close up, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 13, 5l behind Diamond Blue (9-10) at Carlisle 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Aug.
Piste 28-1 (8-5) Towards rear, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 9th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Lord Buffhead (8-12) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Aug.