A handful of course winners to consider but a chance is taken on a Fibresand debutant in DANUBE RIVER. She has the best recent form with a narrow margin defeat at Leicester last week having won at Bath earlier in the month. A half-sister to a winner on this surface, she gets the nod ahead of Cape Explorer and the lightly-raced Sun Seal. Saaboog won over a mile here in July but C&D winner Mazij looks in the handicapper's grip now and so does Honest Deal, who was beaten a head over track and trip in August. The unpredictable Veloso could prove best of the remainder.
Agglestone Rock 7-2 (8-7) Pulled hard tracking leader, led over 3f out, clear well over 1f out, very easily, won at Newcastle 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Apr '11 beating Nemo Spirit (9-7) by 15l, 7 ran.
Mazij 25-1 (11-7) Towards rear, ridden 3f out, never on terms, 9th of 12, 31l behind Follow The Flag (11-1) at Nottingham 1m 2f am hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Honest Deal 5-2fav (9-13) Led, raced keenly, headed well over 4f out, soon lost place, eased over 2f out, virtually pulled up, last of 8, well behind Gosforth Park (8-11) at Pontefract 1m 4f app hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Sep.
Crystal Rock (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) Held up mid-division, ridden over 2f out to chase leaders, one pace inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 4l behind Stormy Weather (9-9) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Sep.
Souter Point (USA) 40-1 (9-0) Raced wide in rear, ridden 3f out, some late headway, never near leaders, 5th of 10, 9l behind The Lock Master (9-8) at Leicester 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Veloso (FR) 6-1 (9-4) In touch, headway to chase leading pair over 3f out, kept on same pace final 2f, 4th of 8, 11l behind Cape Safari (9-1) at Southwell 1m 6f hcp 0-80 (4) fbs in Aug.
Cape Explorer 4-1 (9-5) Keen led after 2f, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 8, 7l behind Sky Khan (9-3) at Leicester 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Danube River 7-2 (9-5) Keen tracked leaders, went 2nd over 4f out, ridden 2f out, led 1f out, headed inside final furlong, rallied near finish, 2nd of 10, hd behind The Lock Master (9-8) at Leicester 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Sun Seal 15-2 (9-5) Held up in touch, pushed along and weakened over 3f out, 12th of 13, 43l behind Bold Cuffs (9-5) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Full Speed (GER) 40-1 (9-3) Led, pushed along over 3f out, headed over 2f out, soon weakened, 8th of 10, 21l behind Ukrainian (9-4) at Musselburgh 1m 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Sep.
Rayvin Black 14-1 (9-3) Pulled hard in rear, ridden over 2f out, never on terms, 7th of 11, 10l behind Instrumentalist (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Saaboog 6-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 4f out, led 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, chased winner, no extra in 3rd final 100 yards, 3rd of 13, 2 1/4l behind Outpost (9-7) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
Jacobs Son 25-1 (10-0) Held up towards rear, driven along and some headway 2f out, never on terms, 7th of 13, 12l behind Albonny (8-4) at Kempton 2m hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Sep.
Honoured (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, not clear run on inside and lost place over 2f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on, 4th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Peachez (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.