The lightly raced Thief makes a first appearance in handicaps and considering it is also a seasonal debut and there are question marks over the trip we will watch on this occasion. The adaptable Dunaskin is just as a adept over timber as on the flat and against this opposition he has to be considered but our preference is for STRAVERSJOY who is in good form, won here over course and distance last time and is progressing with each run. Extremely So is respected having won so comfortably at Yarmouth last time but she appears to favour the turf rather than Polytrack. Astronomical enjoys the trip but has disappointed in his two latest runs but Gearbox offers some appeal after taking second near the finish over a furlong less at Kempton.
Black Coffee 14-1 (10-13) Prominent early, chased leaders, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 13, 20l behind Switched Off (11-3) at Haydock 1m 4f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) sft.
Hallstatt (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, led 10f out, headed 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 9, 17l behind Leader Of The Land (9-5) at Beverley 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
Astronomical (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened 2f out, 8th of 9, 30l behind Leader Of The Land (9-5) at Beverley 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
Thief 12-1 (8-10) Keen in mid-division, ridden over 3f out, went 4th briefly inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 6l behind Russian Jar (9-3) at Leicester 1m 3yo mdn aut (5) gf in May '09.
Dunaskin (IRE) 33-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride and soon hung right, always in rear, 7th of 10, 24l behind Proud Times (9-6) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-90 (3) fbs in Aug.
Dubburg (USA) 3-1 (9-9) Held up in rear, niggled along 9f out, always behind, 10th of 11, 26l behind Hypnotic Gaze (10-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Jul.
Extremely So 10-1 (8-12) Made all, went clear 5f out, well clear final 3f, eased final furlong, easily, won at Yarmouth 1m 3f hcp 0-70 (5) gs beating Sancho Panza (7-11) by 7l, 14 ran.
Gearbox (IRE) 25-1 (9-6) Chased leader until entering final furlong, rallied to 2nd post, no impression on winner, 2nd of 12, 2 1/2l behind Carlton Scroop (9-9) at Kempton 1m 3f app hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Dazzling Begum 7-1 (9-4) Chased leading trio, pushed along and outpaced over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never going pace to get competitive, 4th of 6, 5l behind Deejan (9-2) at Bath 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Aug.
King's Jester (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Dwelt, soon push along in rear, never nearer, 7th of 10, 15l behind Glenluji (9-4) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Jul.
Portrush Storm 16-1 (7-13) Held up towards rear, short lived effort on inside over 1f out, 8th of 12, 10l behind Rebellious Spirit (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Aug.
Straversjoy 9-1 (8-12) Pulled hard in touch, effort on outer 2f out, driven to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp (0-55) (6) pol beating Firehawk (9-0) by 2 1/2l, 12 ran.