Bounty Hunter easily justified favouritism at Ffos Las last month and will probably make a bold bid to defy a 6lb rise in the weights. Finflash won over this trip at Chepstow before finding the step up to 7f and better company too much at Doncaster while Trinity River was third off this mark at Lingfield last time. Touch The Clouds won at Musselburgh and Haydock in August but has shown little in two subsequent starts so we are going to take a chance on OVERSTEP. Recent efforts have left something to be desired but he could be thrown in here on a mark of 65 if reproducing the form he showed when defeating Morning Post at Hamilton in July.
Bounty Hunter (IRE) 6-4fav (9-7) Made all in centre group and overall leader throughout, ridden clear over 1f out, ran on well, won at Ffos Las 5f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Sep beating Urban Dreamer (8-10) by 2 1/2l, 4 ran.
Finflash (IRE) 50-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, weakened soon after, 13th of 21, 13l behind Morning Post (9-2) at Doncaster 6f 2yo aut (2) gs in Sep.
Touch The Clouds 20-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 15, 12l behind Black Treacle (9-1) at Ayr 6f 2yo hcp (2) sft in Sep.
Trinity River 8-1 (9-7) Tracked winner, ridden over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Baytown Kestrel (9-7) at Lingfield 5f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.
Iseemist (IRE) 66-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, outpaced and always in rear, last of 6, 11l behind Ambiance (9-2) at Sandown 5f Listed stks 2yo (1) gf in Jul.
Overstep (IRE) 13-2 (9-6) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 9, 9l behind Donny Rover (9-4) at Hamilton 6f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Sep.
Captain Ryan 16-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, driven and effort over 2f out to over 1f out, gradually weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 12l behind Dovil's Duel (9-7) at Lingfield 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Sep.