Both of Haljaferia's wins last season came in amateur races while Green Lightning, though back on a winning mark, is out of sorts at present. Pertemps Networks, Beat The Shower and Puy D'Arnac were all well beaten on their reappearance runs and look in need of some respite from the handicapper so the vote goes to the less exposed WAR POET. He went close dropped back to a mile here on his latest start but has been placed over today's longer trip and there should be more to come from David O'Meara's charge now handicapping for the first time.
Sirgarfieldsobers (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Towards rear, good headway over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 13, 17l behind Deauville Flyer (9-6) at York 2m hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jun.
Daaweitza 66-1 (9-0) Held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, 12th of 18, 10l behind Line Of Duty (9-7) at York 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Haljaferia (UAE) 10-1 (9-9) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 15, 18l behind Film Festival (8-11) at Carlisle 1m 3f ladies hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jul.
Green Lightning (IRE) 9-1 (9-7) Ridden from stalls, took keen hold and soon chased leaders, went 3rd 10f out until ridden 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 11, 16l behind George Adamson (9-1) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
War Poet 3-1fav (9-12) Held up in mid-division, headway on inside over 2f out, switched right 2f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, went 2nd close home, not reach winner, 2nd of 10, nk behind Carousel (8-8) at Thirsk 1m mdn stks (5) gd.
Pertemps Networks 13-2 (9-3) Led 2f, chased leaders, every chance over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 10l behind Kiama Bay (8-13) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Mar.
Beat The Shower 7-1 (8-12) Held up in rear, headway on outside 2f out, stayed on same pace, 4th of 11, 8l behind George Adamson (9-1) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Puy d'Arnac (FR) 12-1 (9-12) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, chased winner over 1f out until weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 10l behind Madamlily (9-0) at Catterick 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Mar.
Red Fama 28-1 (9-4) Behind, never dangerous, 10th of 16, 20l behind Bollin Greta (9-5) at Redcar 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Oct.