Another really tricky test for punters as most of these would have a chance on their best form. Barkston Ash won at Hamilton on Monday and makes a quick reappearance but we prefer the other penalised runner BARON RUN. Karl Burke's three-year-old has hit form with a vengeance and showed a very willing attitude to score at Hamilton 11 days ago. Joey Haynes again takes off 5lb and the gelding may have another win in him before the handicapper catches up. There are dangers everywhere, however, with Kempton first and second, Trinityelitedotcom and Mission Approved, entitled to respect and Marjong and Lulu The Zulu also in decent form. Hadaj beat last year's winner Midnight Rider by a length-and-a-half at Newmarket in August but the latter is 8lb better off here and has fair claims again while the booking of William Buick for the lightly-weighted Broughtons Charm catches the eye and any market interest should be taken seriously.
Hadaj 16-1 (9-5) Chased leaders stand side, weakened over 1f out, 9th of stand side group, 18th of 27, 12l behind Circuitous (8-11) at Ayr 6f hcp (2) sft in Sep.
Midnight Rider (IRE) 3-1fav (9-7) Slowly away in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, ran on, nearest finish, 3rd of 11, 1l behind Equitania (8-13) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Barkston Ash 16-1 (9-5) In touch, ridden over 1f out, kept on to lead close home, won at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Sep beating Towbee (9-7) by hd, 16 ran.
Al Khan (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Always towards rear, 14th of 15, 13l behind Pearl Ice (9-7) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gs in Sep.
Mission Approved 2-1fav (9-0) In touch, switched left to challenge over 1f out, soon edged right, ran on inside final furlong, never reached winner, 2nd of 10, hd behind Trinityelitedotcom (8-11) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
Jontleman (IRE) 11-2 (9-0) In touch, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 10, 10l behind B Fifty Two (9-5) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Mappin Time (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Always towards rear, never on terms, 9th of 13, 10l behind Cruise Tothelimit (9-0) at Chester 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Trinityelitedotcom (IRE) 5-2fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, effort over 2f out, ridden and every chance 1f out, kept on, held towards finish, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Dangerous Age (8-6) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
My Kingdom (IRE) 7-1 (8-13) Took keen hold, held up well off the pace towards rear, ridden and staying on same pace when hung left inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 6l behind Iptisam (9-0) at Epsom Downs 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Mount Hollow 25-1 (9-1) Towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, edged left and headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 7l behind Bop It (9-4) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Sep.
Marjong 5-1 (9-7) Dwelt in rear, headway 2f out, hit rail over 1f out, soon switched left, ridden and ran on to go 2nd final strides, not reach winner, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Prince Regal (9-2) at Epsom Downs 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Sep.
Ambitious Boy 7-1 (9-7) Held up, ridden over 2f out, headway 1f out, never on terms, 6th of 10, 5l behind Fossa (8-10) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.
Lulu The Zulu (IRE) 11-4fav (8-13) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, held towards finish, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Mutafaakir (8-11) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Sep.
Bajan Bear 4-1fav (8-10) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 4l behind B Fifty Two (9-5) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Baron Run 12-1 (8-9) Taken to post early, led after 1f, ridden over 2f out, pressed entering final furlong, just held on, won at Hamilton 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Sep beating Khelman (8-11) by hd, 10 ran.
Broughtons Charm (IRE) 7-2 (9-5) Took keen hold, chased winner throughout, pushed along and not quicken with winner 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, always held, 2nd of 8, 1l behind Pivotal Movement (9-7) at Lingfield 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Aug.
Captain Scooby 8-1fav (8-13) Towards rear stands side group, headway over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 20, 3l behind Boris Grigoriev (9-4) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Sep.