Another tough handicap for punters to unravel but CALAF is taking a drop in grade and that may be enough for him to get back on the winning trail, especially as Brian Ellison has used Connor Beasley's claim successfully recently. Eeny Mac landed a minor handicap at Beverley before an excellent run in a stronger race at Ripon and he can go well though an even bigger danger could present itself in Rhombus. He landed a minor race at Goodwood on his handicap debut and has performed with credit in better company subsequently. Any rain would greatly aid his cause while six-times winner San Cassiano is generally thereabouts at this sort of level and should get into the picture.
Harry Buckle 11-2 (10-0) Led, ridden over 2f out, edged left over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, no extra, 4th of 5, 4l behind Royal Dutch (9-2) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
War Poet 12-1 (10-0) Towards rear, headway on inner 3f out, soon tracked leaders, not clear run over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 5th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Elhaame (9-4) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Aug.
Be Perfect (USA) 8-1 (10-0) Took keen hold, held up in 6th, pushed along and unable to quicken over 2f out, never on terms, 6th of 8, 7l behind Classic Punch (9-13) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Calaf 3-1 (9-4) Pulled hard tracked leaders, ridden and headway over 1f out, pressed winner inside final furlong, not quicken near finish, 2nd of 5, 3/4l behind Fennell Bay (9-11) at Pontefract 1m 4f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Aug.
San Cassiano (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Soon led, headed 2f out, lost 2nd soon after, chased leaders, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 2l behind Maven (9-11) at Ripon 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Aug.
Choisan (IRE) 28-1 (9-1) Tracked leader 2f, went 2nd again 7f out, lost 2nd over 3f out, chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 13th of 14, 16l behind Special Meaning (8-10) at Hamilton 1m 4f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Aug.
Braveheart Move (IRE) 10-1 (9-6) In touch in rear, ridden over 2f out, never a factor, 4th of 5, 16l behind Fennell Bay (9-11) at Pontefract 1m 4f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Aug.
Now My Sun 5-1 (9-7) In rear, headway over 3f out, ridden to go 3rd over 2f out, kept on, 3rd of 5, 5l behind Elhaame (9-6) at Leicester 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Eeny Mac (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway on outside over 1f out, strong run inside final furlong, went 2nd final 50 yards, not reach winner, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Maven (9-11) at Ripon 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Aug.
Rhombus (IRE) 15-2 (8-7) Tracked leaders, ridden and effort to challenge between rivals 1f out, one pace when not much room inside final furlong, switched left, kept on same pace, 4th of 9, 2l behind Circus Turn (8-9) at Goodwood 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Aug.
The Bells O Peover 10-3fav (10-0) Tracked leaders, soon went 2nd, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 8, 25l behind Toptempo (9-7) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Bright Applause 7-1 (9-12) In touch, headway to track leaders 5f out, ridden when not clear run 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Choisan (10-0) at Ripon 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Aug.
Gioia Di Vita 10-3 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, stayed on one pace, 3rd of 6, 7l behind Lyric Piece (9-1) at Ripon 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Eric The Grey (IRE) 4-1 (9-1) Badly left at start, behind, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, stayed on towards finish, nearest finish, 5th of 8, 6l behind Topamichi (8-13) at Chester 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.