LEAN ON PETE was well beaten back on Turf last time but that was his first start since April. He'd been threatening to get his head back in front at this track before that with a string of placed efforts and it could be his turn today. Snow Hill came up short when third in similar company here last month but Catterick winner Yasir can race off a lower mark back on this surface and may figure. Blades Lad won on the Fibresand early in the year and St Ignatius should go well again despite a 4lb rise for scoring at Hamilton a fortnight ago.
Lean On Pete (IRE) 17-2 (9-5) Always towards rear, 12th of 13, 24l behind Siouxperhero (9-2) at Leicester 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
Watts Up Son 20-1 (8-9) Keen led early, tracked leader, led over 3f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 11th of 15, 17l behind Montefeltro (9-3) at York 1m 4f app hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Snow Hill 15-2 (10-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 5l behind Mallory Heights (8-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Aug.
Blades Lad 5-1 (9-7) Tracked leader until ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 23l behind Special Mix (8-12) at Pontefract 1m 2f app hcp (5) gf in May.
Yasir (USA) 16-1 (9-8) Dwelt in rear, headway on outer to chase leaders over 3f out, soon ridden, weakened 2f out, 5th of 9, 22l behind Cosimo De Medici (9-11) at Southwell 1m 6f hcp 0-80 (4) fbs in Aug.
Royal Peculiar 8-1 (9-11) Slow into stride raced wide held up, headway to track leaders over 6f out, ridden 3f out, edged right and kept on same pace final furlong, 6th of 9, 8l behind Quest For More (9-2) at Leicester 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Mont Blanc 11-2fav (9-4) Tracked leader, challenged over 3f out, ridden and effort over 2f out to over 1f out, soon weakened, 9th of 14, 6l behind Medieval Bishop (8-4) at Newcastle 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Aug.
Strike Force 33-1 (8-10) In touch, ridden and no impression 3f out, driven and stayed on inside final furlong, not trouble leaders, 4th of 9, 7l behind Quest For More (9-2) at Leicester 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Spirit of Adjisa (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, lost place 2f out, soon behind, last of 10, 31l behind New Youmzain (8-9) at Chester 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep '12.
St Ignatius 10-3fav (9-7) Made all, hampered by loose horse 6f out and over 5f out, ridden 2f out, kept on well, won at Hamilton 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug beating Geanie Mac (8-9) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.
Isdaal 10-1 (8-4) Steadied start, held up in last pair, pushed along and struggling 3f out, soon behind and eased over 1f out, last of 7, 33l behind Star Lahib (9-4) at Chester 1m 4f fll hcp (0-85) (4yo+) (4) gd in Jun.
Johnnys Legacy (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Always behind, last and struggling over 3f out, tailed off and eased well over 1f out, last of 14, 42l behind Opera Box (9-13) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.