A tight handicap where previous C&D winners Hot Rod Mamma and Tiger Reigns are worthy of respect. Much could depend on the going, and if significant rain arrives, it should assist the chances of VITO VOLTERRA. Michael Smith's five-year-old is still capable of showing his form on a sound surface but he likes to travel prominently and this track suits that distinct style of running. Kyllachy Star continues to drop down the weights and any market confidence about Richard Fahey's six-year-old should be noted. Jo'Burg accounted for some ordinary opposition at Redcar and given his trainer's record with other's cast offs, he is very much to be feared. Majestic Dream was far from disgraced in a valuable lady rider's event at Ascot, and having raced off a 9lb higher mark a year previously, Mick Easterby's gelding is weighted to go close.
Al Muheer (IRE) 7-2 (9-12) Held up in rear, pushed along and struggling halfway, never on terms, 8th of 9, 13l behind Able Master (9-7) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Tiger Reigns 16-1 (9-12) Held up behind, driven 3f out, never on terms, 10th of 12, 16l behind Anderiego (9-1) at York 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Jul.
Kyllachy Star 12-1 (9-5) In touch, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 18, 2 1/4l behind Lord Aeryn (9-5) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Hot Rod Mamma (IRE) 12-1 (9-9) Steadied start, held up in rear, switched left over 2f out, headway and switched left over 1f out, kept on well to take 2nd towards finish, not get to winner, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Lady Chaparral (9-9) at Carlisle 1m Ladies Handicap (0-85) (3yo+) (4) sft.
Mirrored 12-1 (9-9) Held up towards rear, ridden over 3f out, stayed on same pace from over 1f out, never on terms, 7th of 12, 7l behind Postscript (9-2) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Orpsie Boy (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Always towards rear, 10th of 18, 11l behind Lord Aeryn (9-5) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Vito Volterra (IRE) 9-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, went 2nd 3f out, led over 2f out, driven over 1f out, headed and no extra final 120 yards, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Able Master (9-7) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Jo'burg (USA) 6-1 (9-6) Dwelt, held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on strongly inside final furlong, won at Redcar 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf beating Cono Zur (9-3) by 1 3/4l, 13 ran.
Oratory (IRE) 16-1 (9-11) Always towards rear, 11th of 13, 14l behind Jo'burg (9-6) at Redcar 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Majestic Dream (IRE) 10-1 (9-11) Led far side group, ridden and headed that side well inside final furlong, stayed on, not pace of leaders near side, 6th of 24, 5l behind Redvers (10-1) at Ascot 7f ladys hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jul.
You've Been Mowed 25-1 (9-2) Chased leader, stayed on far side in straight, pushed along and every chance 2f out, ridden and lost 2nd over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 15, 7l behind Frozen Over (8-7) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
L'astre De Choisir (IRE) 33-1 (8-9) Dwelt, towards rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, last of 11, 13l behind Queen Grace (8-13) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.