A handful of course and distance winners on show. Whisky Bravo's victory came in a seller and Art Dzeko still looks a shade high in the weights on his recent form. Fairy Wing's latest poor effort over 7f here can be forgiven and he can figure though Prince Of Passion is 5lb higher than when scoring at the track back in May. PULL THE PIN landed a double over track and trip earlier in the year and Declan Carroll's charge gets the nod in a tight sprint as an apprentice's 7lb allowance means he can effectively race off a lower mark today.
Boris Grigoriev (IRE) 28-1 (8-6) Behind and outpaced, last of 10, 16l behind Conry (8-10) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct.
Flying Pickets (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) Mid-division, ridden and headway on inside over 2f out, chased winner over 1f out until inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Light From Mars (9-1) at Wolverhampton 7f app clm stks (6) pol.
Whisky Bravo 22-1 (8-12) Prominent, ridden and every chance 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 10, 14l behind Point North (9-2) at Nottingham 6f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in May.
Art Dzeko 40-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 11, 20l behind Sunraider (9-10) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Fairy Wing (IRE) 14-1 (8-10) In touch, pushed along 4f out, no impression when hung left under pressure over 2f out, moderate progress to 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 11l behind Our Ivor (9-5) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in May.
Prince Of Passion (CAN) 8-1 (9-0) Chased leading pair, pushed along over 2f out, went 2nd briefly over 1f out, 3rd and one pace final furlong, 3rd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Zhiggy's Stardust (9-5) at Kempton 6f app hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
King Bertie (IRE) 7-2fav (9-1) Raced wide tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened and eased over 1f out, 7th of 9, 12l behind Benoni (9-2) at Sandown 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Pull The Pin (IRE) 5-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 16, 5l behind Bondi Beach Boy (9-6) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Layla's Hero (IRE) 16-1 (9-12) Held up in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 6th of 16, 2l behind Iceblast (9-7) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun.
Mistress Shy 50-1 (9-8) Tracked leader, every chance from over 2f out, no extra closing stages, 2nd of 6, 2 1/4l behind Gebayl (9-0) at Southwell 6f 3yo mdn stks 0-65 (6) fbs in Jun.