Drummers Drumming looked certain to finally end his long wait for a first victory when leading on the run-in at Stratford last time but once again found nothing when push came to shove. He's 3lb higher now and will probably find at least one too good again. MIDNIGHT MYTH left previous form well behind when scoring at Hereford last month. She has McCoy doing the steering here and can follow up. Momkinzain and Umverti should be pressing for a place again but neither look to be on the cusp of losing their maiden tag.
My Mate Vinnie (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Held up in rear, headway approaching 9th, weakened 3 out, mistake 2 out, tailed off, 8th of 14, well behind Pairc Na Gcapall (11-3) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Jul.
Momkinzain (USA) 12-1 (10-12) Held up in mid-division, not fluent 2nd, headway approaching 3 out, went 3rd before last, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 13, 6l behind Flying Doctor (11-11) at Sedgefield 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in Aug.
Landenstown Star (IRE) 20-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, weakened before 3 out, tailed off, soon pulled up, in a race won by Well Sharp (11-3) at Market Rasen 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Aug, 10 ran.
Midnight Myth 14-1 (10-13) Held up in mid-division, not fluent 4th, ridden after next, headway approaching 2 out, led and went right last, driven out, won at Hereford 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in Aug beating Titch Strider (11-2) by nk, 14 ran.
Moonstone Diamond (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Towards rear, out paced halfway, 4th of 6, 41l behind Monte Cavallo (11-5) at Bangor 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Aug.
Umverti 25-1 (10-5) Led, headed before 7th, outpaced 3 out, chased winner before last, no impression, 2nd of 5, 15l behind She Ranks Me (10-12) at Cartmel 2m 6f mdn hdl (5) gs in Aug.
Radical Bay 16-1 (11-8) Held up towards rear, tailed off from 3 out, 6th of 12, well behind Billy Blade (10-13) at Worcester 2m 7f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Jul.
Drummers Drumming (USA) 5-2fav (10-6) Held up, headway when mistake 7th, challenged 3 out, mistake next, led before last, jockey briefly stopped riding ever so slightly close home, headed post, 2nd of 13, shd behind Princely Hero (11-6) at Stratford 2m 6f sell hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd.
Raifteiri (IRE) 14-1 (10-11) Held up mid-division, weakened from 5 out, 9th of 13, well behind Silver Coaster (10-13) at Stratford 2m 5f nov hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Aug.
Shinrock Beat 5-2 (9-11) Tracked leaders, lost place 6th, 5th and outpaced before 4 out, no impression, 6th of 11, 42l behind Le Seychellois (11-12) at Worcester 2m 7f cnd hcp chs (0-95) (5) gd.
Boomtown 80-1 (10-3) Held up, weakened 4 out, hit next, tailed off when pulled up last, in a race won by Hit The Switch (10-10) at Bangor 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Aug, 9 ran.
Apache Brave (IRE) 8-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders in 3rd, weakened 2 out, 4th of 13, 40l behind Desolait (11-5) at Hexham 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Jun.