Plenty in with a chance but CAVITIE makes most appeal. He won a similar event under today's apprentice over track and trip last time and looks the one most likely to run his race again here. Brynfa Boy and Mottley Crewe have claims on today's terms but both have something to prove over today's trip, though C&D winner Be A Devil is dropped in class and could figure. Stevie Gee is racing in claiming company for the first time and could also find himself in contention along with Whispering Spirit and Defector.
Il Battista 25-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, lost place over 2f out, 9th of 10, 9l behind Requisite (9-0) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Indieslad 6-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, driven 2f out, ridden and lost place 1f out, no extra, 7th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Broctune Papa Gio (9-0) at Redcar 7f all hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Be A Devil 9-2fav (8-11) Chased leaders, lost place over 4f out, soon beaten, 8th of 11, 7l behind Greensward (9-3) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Burning Stone (USA) 6-1 (9-4) In touch, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and improved over 1f out, ran on, not quite reach winner, 2nd of 12, hd behind Kyle Of Bute (9-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Aug.
Defector (IRE) 33-1 (9-6) Raced wide, chased leaders, hung right and weakened over 2f out, last of 12, 18l behind Catchanova (9-1) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Aug.
Stevie Gee (IRE) 17-2 (8-9) Held up in touch in rear, ridden over 3f out, kept on final furlong, not trouble leaders, 5th of 8, 2 3/4l behind Baldemar (9-5) at Epsom Downs 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Aug.
Striking Priorite 4-1 (9-7) Towards rear on outside, outpaced over 2f out, never dangerous, 8th of 10, 16l behind Fifth Dimension (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Whispering Spirit (IRE) 14-1 (9-10) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 2nd of 15, 1 3/4l behind Chookie Avon (9-5) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-60 (6) sft.
Cavitie 4-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, looking for room on inside over 2f out, squeezed through over 1f out, led and edged left inside final furlong, ran on, won at Wolverhampton 7f clm stks (5) pol beating Unlimited (9-1) by 1 3/4l, 7 ran.
Mottley Crewe 14-1 (8-11) In touch, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, last of 5, 6l behind Amoya (9-5) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul.
Brynfa Boy 15-8 (8-11) In touch in rear, headway 2f out, ridden to go 2nd over 1f out, kept on, no chance with winner final furlong, 2nd of 5, 4 1/2l behind Deerslayer (9-3) at Wolverhampton 5f sell stks (6) pol in Aug.
Northern Flyer (GER) 7-2fav (8-11) In touch in 5th on inside, staying on same pace when hampered and switched right to rails over 1f out, stayed on to 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Istiqdaam (9-11) at Carlisle 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.