Taroum makes a swift reappearance after winning at Huntingdon on Bank Holiday Monday. But he has a penalty to overcome and is giving 18lb to BURNS NIGHT if taking Adam Nichol's claim into consideration. Philip Kirby's charge deserves a change of luck after close seconds here and at Southwell. Blackstone Vegas has run twice on the Flat since finishing third over 2m7f here in June and has place claims again but none of the others make much appeal on recent form.
Taroum (IRE) 11-4 (10-8) Mid-division, headway approaching 5th, went 2nd after 3 out, led after 2 out, driven out, won at Huntingdon 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs beating Tiradia (10-4) by 1 1/2l, 12 ran.
The Winged Assasin (USA) 20-1 (10-11) Mid-division, weakened from 3 out, tailed off, 10th of 11, well behind Dresden (11-9) at Stratford 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf in Jun.
Blackstone Vegas 25-1 (11-2) Held up, not fluent 6th, headway approaching 8th, led 2 out, headed before last, no extra flat, 3rd of 12, 9l behind Man Of Leisure (11-11) at Stratford 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in Jun.
Burns Night 5-2 (9-12) Held up in rear, steady headway 7th, tracked leaders in 3rd going well 3 out, chased winner 2 out, challenged and edged left before last, no extra flat, 2nd of 12, 1l behind Harangue (11-2) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd.
Filun 20-1 (11-2) In rear, not fluent 1st, soon detached, never dangerous, 13th of 15, well behind Franklino (11-12) at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf.
Gavroche Gaugain (FR) 9-2 (11-3) Tracked leaders, went 2nd after 4 out, led 3 out, headed next, lost 2nd before last, no extra flat, 3rd of 8, 11l behind Suprise Vendor (11-7) at Hexham 2m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in May.
Phoenix Eye 33-1 (9-10) Held up in rear, headway 3 out, ridden to chase leaders next, kept on same pace, never on terms, 8th of 13, 19l behind Fromthetop (10-6) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.
Walls Way 25-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, lost place 6th, tailed off and pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Accessallareas (11-3) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gf in May, 10 ran.