CHOOSEDAY was only beaten a head in the Great St Wilfrid consolation sprint at Ripon last time. He beat Compton Park easily enough and will go close with a similar effort. Liberty Jack has every chance on last week's second in better company at Ffos Las while Adam's Ale also has strong claims after finishing runner-up over 5f at Ripon. Bajan Bear remains in fine form but is upped in class for this. A case can also be made for the likes of My Name Is Rio, Mississippi, Tumblewind and Mehdi on their best form.
Compton Park 11-2fav (9-9) Raced far side, held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, soon chasing leaders, kept on well, 7th of 20, 2 1/4l behind Duke Cosimo (9-2) at Ripon 6f hcp (2) gd.
Rodrigo De Torres 28-1 (9-8) Led far side group and overall leader, headed over 2f out, soon weakened, 19th of 20, 18l behind Duke Cosimo (9-2) at Ripon 6f hcp (2) gd.
Mehdi (IRE) 9-2fav (9-8) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, heavily eased, last of 12, well behind Ocean Tempest (9-5) at Chester 1m hcp 0-90 (3) sft in Sep.
Tumblewind 14-1 (9-10) Steadied start, held up, pushed along and headway on inside 2f out, switched right over 1f out, stayed on into 2nd inside final furlong, no extra and lost 2 places final 50 yards, 4th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Stepping Out (9-4) at Pontefract 6f flls hcp 0-130 (3) gd in Jun.
Picture Dealer 25-1 (8-4) Slowly into stride, always behind, 13th of 19, 10l behind Muthmir (8-13) at York 6f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jul.
My Name Is Rio (IRE) 4-1 (9-2) Led on rail, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 10, 5l behind Pipers Note (9-3) at Ripon 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Mississippi 7-1 (9-12) Outpaced towards rear, ridden over 3f out never a factor, 8th of 12, 6l behind Avon Breeze (9-8) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Hadaj 7-1 (10-4) Chased leaders, pushed along over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 13, 10l behind See The Storm (9-9) at Ascot 7f ladys hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jul.
Chooseday (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Raced stand side, prominent, led that group over 2f out, stayed on strongly inside final furlong, ran on, 3rd of 20, hd behind Duke Cosimo (9-2) at Ripon 6f hcp (2) gd.
Can You Conga 40-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, driven over 2f out, lost place and ridden over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 12th of 17, 7l behind Go Far (9-3) at Doncaster 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Liberty Jack (IRE) 6-1 (8-9) In rear, ridden and headway when switched right over 1f out, kept on and edged left inside final furlong, just held close home, 2nd of 11, ns behind Forest Edge (9-4) at Ffos Las 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
Dark Castle 5-1 (9-7) Mid-division, driven over 2f out, soon ridden, weakened 1f out, 9th of 10, 12l behind Compton Park (9-4) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Rocksilla 9-1 (9-10) Close up, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 10, 10l behind My Name Is Rio (9-6) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-90 (3) sft in Jul.
Keep It Dark 2-1fav (10-2) In touch, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 9, 9l behind Rural Celebration (9-0) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in May.
Adam's Ale 9-2 (8-12) Tracked leaders stands' side, ridden inside final furlong, stayed on towards finish, just held, 2nd of 10, hd behind Silvanus (9-10) at Ripon 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Rothesay Chancer 12-1 (9-9) Outpaced and always in rear, 7th of 8, 7l behind Master Bond (9-3) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Bajan Bear 7-1 (10-7) Held up towards rear, good headway on inside 2f out, chased leaders and switched right to rail over 1f out, ran on to lead final 100 yards, won at Carlisle 6f ladies hcap (5) gd beating Amis Reunis (9-2) by 1 3/4l, 13 ran.
Head Space (IRE) 7-1 (9-9) Mid-division, driven to chase leaders over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on under pressure final furlong, not reach leaders, 5th of 12, 2 1/2l behind Bop It (9-10) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Cruise Tothelimit (IRE) 3-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, went 3rd over 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, weakened towards finish, 4th of 7, 5l behind Lexi's Hero (9-10) at Chester 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Sacrosanctus 7-1 (9-7) Tracked leader early, close up, switched right over 3f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 9l behind Iseemist (8-11) at Epsom Downs 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.