Red Cape was tackling decent opposition when down the field at Ripon last time and has claims on his earlier win on this surface at Newcastle. Invincible Lad is dangerously well handicapped and it will be a surprise if connections don't find a race for him before the season is out, while Mayoman also has plenty going for him and is back on a winning mark. HAAJES usually starts to find his form at this time of year, however, and his narrow defeat at Beverley five days ago suggests his turn is near again. Paul Midgley's seven-year-old can reverse Newcastle running with Red Cape and go one better today. Mey Blossom and Go Go Green may be the pick of the remainder.
Oldjoesaid 9-2 (9-9) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 3l behind Strike Up The Band (9-12) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Magical Macey (USA) 7-1 (9-8) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 6th of 12, 3l behind Hotham (9-4) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jul.
Beauty Pageant (IRE) Evensfav (9-7) Soon led, ridden 2f out, ran on well inside final furlong, ridden out, won at Bath 5f flls hcp 0-75 (5) fm beating Adventure Story (9-2) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.
Red Cape (FR) 12-1 (8-11) Dwelt, behind far side, never dangerous, 11th of 16, 8l behind Pepper Lane (9-5) at Ripon 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Walvis Bay (IRE) 11-2 (9-10) Chased leaders on rail, every chance 2f out, hung left and no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 4l behind Ginger Ted (9-11) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Invincible Lad (IRE) 12-1 (8-9) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 7th of 17, 2 1/4l behind Secret Asset (9-7) at Goodwood 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jul.
Nadeen (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, soon ridden, never on terms, 9th of 10, 6l behind Red Cape (9-2) at Newcastle 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jul.
Mayoman (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, stayed on inside final furlong, nearest at finish, 5th of 11, 8l behind Mirza (9-9) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Haajes 5-1 (9-10) With leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, kept on until headed and no extra towards finish, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Caranbola (9-8) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Mey Blossom 6-1 (9-4) Always in rear, weakened frrom 2f out, last of 9, 8l behind Hypnosis (8-1) at Doncaster 5f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Go Go Green (IRE) 4-1 (9-12) Dwelt went right start, soon pushed along in rear, never on terms, 6th of 7, 6l behind Mandalay King (9-3) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Boogie Waltzer 10-1 (8-0) Went right start, chased leaders, outpaced halfway, ran on inside final furlong, 5th of 17, 1 3/4l behind Secret Asset (9-7) at Goodwood 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jul.
Stratton Banker (IRE) 10-1 (8-11) Mid-division, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 15, 20l behind Le Toreador (9-0) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
Captain Scooby 10-1 (9-2) Behind, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 2l behind Caranbola (9-8) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.