Plenty of pace on here and the tentative nod goes the way of OSTEOPATHIC REMEDY. Paul Hanagan takes the reins on the Michael Dods-trained gelding and this course regular is interesting on his Newcastle third back in June. His yard are in better nick now and he can pick them up late on. Venutius, Sand Skier, Reel Buddy Star and Exit Smiling are all respected pacesetters, with rain suiting the latter down to the ground, whilst Uphold is on the upgrade but things panned out perfectly for him last time and he may not get such luck today on this undulating track. Watch Amigo, Smarty Socks and City Of The Kings continue to thrive, however the selection may have more to fear from Webbow whose big handicap form reads well and Mr Fallon will give this (perhaps aptly named) Dr Devious gelding his best late on to coax him home in front.
Tiger Reigns 18-1 (9-4) Pulled hard in mid-division, no progress over 2f out, 11th of 17, 8l behind Ransom Note (9-0) at York 1m hcap (2) gd.
Dubai Dynamo 18-1 (8-13) Held up in rear, headway final furlong, never going pace to get competitive, 7th of 12, 6l behind Smarty Socks (8-6) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-105 (2) gd.
Ezdeyaad (USA) 16-1 (9-2) Awkward start, held up in rear, never a factor, last of 13, 32l behind Side Glance (8-12) at Chester 1m hcp (2) gs.
Webbow (IRE) 12-1 (8-2) Tracked leaders on inner, ridden over 1f out, 3rd and one pace final furlong, 3rd of 19, 4 1/2l behind Sea Lord (8-9) at Goodwood 1m hcp (2) gf in Jul.
Gaily Noble (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Mid-division, headway when not clear from over 1f out, switched right 1f out, kept on to go 4th inside final furlong, no impression on leaders, 4th of 7, 4l behind King Of Reason (8-10) at Ffos Las 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Smarty Socks (IRE) 11-2 (8-6) Dwelt, soon chased leaders, led over 1f out, ran on strongly, won at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-105 (2) gd beating Swift Gift (9-4) by 1 1/4l, 12 ran.
City of The Kings (IRE) 8-1 (10-0) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, soon tracking leaders, stayed on strongly inside final furlong, never reached winner, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Sir George (9-5) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gs.
Collateral Damage (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Towards rear on outside, ridden and headway on stands side rail over 2f out, weakened under pressure over 1f out, 10th of 17, 6l behind Our Joe Mac (9-0) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-100 (2) sft.
Lucky Dance (BRZ) 16-1 (9-9) Restless in stalls, held up in mid division, pushed along 3f out, headway soon after, chased winner 2f out, soon every chance until no extra well inside final furlong, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Skyfire (8-4) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Jul.
Osteopathic Remedy (IRE) 22-1 (9-7) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, soon no impression, 8th of 13, 12l behind Capponi (9-2) at York 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Jul.
Venutius 9-2fav (8-11) Raced freely, led, pressed from 3f out, kept narrow advantage until headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 12, 5l behind Citrus Star (9-4) at Goodwood 7f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Jul.
Watch Amigo (IRE) 7-2fav (9-3) Tracked leader, ridden 2f out, edged right inside final furlong, went 2nd post, 2nd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Fleeting Echo (8-12) at Newbury 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gs.
Uphold 10-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden to go 2nd over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, led close home, won at Haydock 1m 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gs beating Dolphin Rock (8-6) by shd, 10 ran.
Cheers For Thea (IRE) 11-4 (9-3) Held up in rear, headway to lead over 1f out, soon edged right, held on well towards finish, won at Redcar 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gf beating City Of The Kings (9-6) by 1 3/4l, 6 ran.
Sand Skier 3-1 (9-2) Led, challenged over 2f out, soon hard ridden, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 4th of 8, 2 3/4l behind Tepmokea (9-4) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Jul.
San Cassiano (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden and effort 2f out, stayed on same pace from over 1f out, never on terms, 6th of 10, 8l behind Critical Moment (9-0) at Goodwood 1m 3yo lst stk (1) gd in Jul.
Reel Buddy Star 7-1 (9-11) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 9th of 14, 6l behind Signor Verdi (8-13) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Keys of Cyprus 7-1 (9-9) Mid-division, effort over 3f out, soon chasing leaders, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 11, 3l behind Sir George (9-5) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gs.
Exit Smiling 13-2 (9-6) Prominent, ridden to challenge over 3f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 7th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Sir George (9-5) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gs.