Connections of Irish raider MASTER OF LIGHT look like they mean business with a strong jockey booking and the hint is taken. Yet to score in 13 starts the gelding ran a decent race in defeat at Bellewstown off a similar weight last time and with the form looking strong from that he could pay for the ferry ticket. Al Rayanah wasn't held that over course and distance when under this burden two starts ago and has claims on that and a similar remark can be made about Herecomethegirls after her last run. Corrib was expected to go better last time and might be worth another chance but Master Of Light crosses the Irish Sea for this and he should be the one to beat.
Acropolis (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Took keen hold in mid-division, headway over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 14, 7l behind Esteem Lord (8-13) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-52 (6) pol.
Napoletano (ITY) 66-1 (8-12) Led, headed 3f out, soon ridden, one pace from over 1f out, 5th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Prince Apollo (9-1) at Redcar 1m 2f sell stks (6) gf in Sep.
Carter 9-2 (9-2) Tracked leaders, switched inside and effort well over 1f out, soon ridden, stayed on same pace final furlong, 5th of 12, 4l behind Star Addition (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f stks 0-55 (6) pol.
Herecomethegirls 7-2 (8-11) Slowly to stride, headway to track leaders over 6f out, led 2f out, ridden and headed well inside final furlong, 2nd of 10, 1l behind Join Up (8-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol.
Corrib (IRE) 9-2fav (9-0) Held up, ridden 3f out, headway under pressure over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 5th of 14, 6l behind Broughtons Dream (8-12) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Boxer Shorts 66-1 (8-4) Hampered and bumped after 1f, always in rear, 10th of 11, 28l behind Zafeen's Pearl (8-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol.
Master of Light 9-2 (9-3) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden in 5th 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 4th of 15, 4l behind Foxillian (9-3) at Bellewstown 1m hcp 47-60 gd in Aug.
Al Rayanah 11-4 (9-0) Dwelt in rear, ridden and headway 1f out, kept on, never near leaders, 4th of 10, 6l behind Destiny Blue (9-2) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Sep.
Dream Express (IRE) 20-1 (8-8) Towards rear centre group, never dangerous, 8th of 13, 11l behind Bravely (9-2) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-55 (6) gd in Sep.
Mackintosh (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, always behind, 13th of 14, 34l behind Tomintoul Star (9-0) at Southwell 1m mdn hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Jul.
Navajo Joe (IRE) 12-1 (8-5) Reared start, behind, never a factor, 11th of 13, 16l behind Frontline Girl (9-10) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Aug.
Libre 9-1 (8-5) In touch, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, 9th of 11, 17l behind Zafeen's Pearl (8-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol.
Escardo (GER) 33-1 (8-11) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden and stayed on final furlong, 4th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Join Up (8-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol.