Punching is a prolific winner on Fibresand but it's a long time since he scored on turf. BELINSKY has dropped to a lowly mark and looked on the way back at Leicester. He appears to have as good a chance as any in a moderate event and Robert Winston will get the best out of him. The handicapper has taken pity on Alis Aquilae and dropped him 3lb following a reasonable run at Beverley so he's another who should get involved and Downhill Skier is running well enough to consider.
Sonny Red (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Led early, ridden halfway, soon weakened, 12th of 14, 18l behind Last Sovereign (9-12) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
Alis Aquilae (IRE) 6-1 (9-9) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Caranbola (9-8) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Incomparable 20-1 (9-2) Raced far side, slowly away, outpaced, 12th of 16, 12l behind River Falcon (9-5) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in May.
Downhill Skier (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Outpaced in rear, some late headway, never dangerous, 6th of 12, 5l behind Paradise Spectre (9-0) at Warwick 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Commanche Raider (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear on outside, headway halfway, switched right over 1f out, kept on under pressure, 5th of 10, 2 1/2l behind Invincible Force (9-7) at Carlisle 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Avertuoso 25-1 (8-12) Slowly away, went left start, held up in touch, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 11, 6l behind Dancing Freddy (9-3) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul.
Electioneer (USA) 8-1 (8-12) Reared start, towards rear, driven and headway on rails 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 3l behind Invincible Force (9-7) at Carlisle 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Besty 22-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, every chance over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 14, 6l behind Glenridding (9-11) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-80 (4) hvy in Aug.
Punching 20-1 (9-3) Outpaced and always towards rear, last of 9, 11l behind Fair Passion (9-7) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Aug.
Belinsky (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed and lost 2 places near finish, 3rd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Mount Hollow (8-13) at Leicester 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
Elhamri 7-1 (9-0) Outpaced towards rear, beaten when hung right final 2f, 8th of 9, 6l behind Fair Passion (9-7) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Aug.
Just Sam (IRE) 9-1 (9-9) With leader, driven 2f out, lost place over 1f out, soon weakened, 7th of 9, 12l behind Brave Battle (9-7) at Newcastle 6f app hcp (6) sft in Aug.
Half A Crown (IRE) 40-1 (9-0) Led 1f, with leader, led over 3f out, headed over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 10th of 13, 11l behind Cane Cat (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Aug.