TIVERS SONG has a chance of reversing the Beverley form with Hurricane Thomas on these terms and gets the most speculative nomination of the day. Strike Force and Sceilin are others worth consideration, while a betting move for Rehabilitation could bring some reward for each-way punters if all 17 contenders stand their ground. The last named may be better on the all-weather tracks, though. Sceilin has been in great heart and has one of the leading amateur riders in the plate. She has also crept up the weights after a series of decent efforts, so has a bit more to do here. Strike Force has dropped to a very fair mark and, as he gets on well with today's pilot, a big run can be expected. Similar comments apply to Hurricane Thomas, whose 6lb penalty for last week's success is fair and he should be capable of another bold show. However, Tivers Song has a big heart for a battle and, as he meets his old rival on much more favourable terms; this can finally be the day for Tivers Song to gain a wholly deserved first career success.
Akram (IRE) 5-1 (11-0) In touch, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, 9th of 11, 10l behind Gallego (10-8) at Salisbury 1m am hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Debdene Bank (IRE) 16-1 (9-8) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, led approaching final furlong, soon headed, kept on same pace, 2nd of 13, 1l behind Leyte Gulf (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Sceilin (IRE) 7-2 (9-4) Held up in touch, headway 3f out, tracked leader over 2f out, challenged over 1f out, stayed on to lead final 75 yards, won at Brighton 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) fm in Aug beating Recalcitrant (9-2) by 1l, 8 ran.
Lytton 12-1 (9-7) Mid-division, lost place over 3f out, soon behind, 12th of 13, 20l behind La Gifted (9-1) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Efidium 25-1 (10-11) Towards rear, headway on outer from over 2f out, stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 15, 1 3/4l behind Hurricane Thomas (9-13) at Beverley 1m 2f Amateur Handicap (0-60) (3yo+) (6) gf.
Gala Sunday (USA) 8-1 (9-9) In touch, headway on inside over 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, no impression, 5th of 15, 6l behind Daaweitza (10-11) at Redcar 1m 2f ladies hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
Rehabilitation 9-1 (8-13) Tracked leader, led over 3f out, ridden and headed 2f out, chased winner after until no extra well inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 1 1/4l behind Recalcitrant (8-6) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) fm in Aug.
Hurricane Thomas (IRE) 8-1 (9-13) Made most, ridden over 2f out, ran on final furlong, won at Beverley 1m 2f Amateur Handicap (0-60) (3yo+) (6) gf beating Tivers Song (9-11) by 1 1/2l, 15 ran.
Strike Force 4-1 (9-3) Held up, wide and headway over 1f out, soon one pace, 5th of 12, 4l behind Bramalea (9-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Artreju (GER) 12-1 (9-6) Behind, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, ran on well inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 10, 8l behind Rock Anthem (10-1) at Salisbury 1m ladies hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Touch of Style (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) Chased leader, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 15th of 16, 14l behind Recalcitrant (9-6) at Chepstow 1m 2f hcp 0-55 (6) gd.
Corlough Mountain 22-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, soon no impression, 7th of 11, 11l behind Theocritus (10-5) at Brighton 1m 2f ladies hcp 0-70 (5) fm in Aug.
Tivers Song (USA) 11-2 (9-11) Slowly into stride towards rear, pushed along and headway on outer entering final 2f, stayed on to take 2nd close home, 2nd of 15, 1 1/2l behind Hurricane Thomas (9-13) at Beverley 1m 2f Amateur Handicap (0-60) (3yo+) (6) gf.
Blazing Buck 20-1 (8-10) Well in rear, hard ridden and headway from 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, not reached leaders, 5th of 16, 4 1/2l behind Recalcitrant (9-6) at Chepstow 1m 2f hcp 0-55 (6) gd.
Cecina Marina 33-1 (9-7) Mid-division, ridden and headway 3f out, one pace final 2f, 8th of 15, 11l behind Hurricane Thomas (9-13) at Beverley 1m 2f Amateur Handicap (0-60) (3yo+) (6) gf.
Location 6-1 (8-4) Held up in last place of chasing group, ridden and some headway 2f out, never near leaders, 4th of 7, 11l behind Buddhist Monk (9-11) at Leicester 1m 2f clm stks (5) gf.
Bounty Reef 33-1 (8-8) Mid-division, ridden over 3f out, headway 2f out, went 4th just over 1f out, not troubled leaders, 4th of 14, 5l behind Blue Noodles (8-12) at Chepstow 7f 3yo & 4yo sll (6) gs.