RIGID has gone close on his last two starts including a recent second over track and trip and could finally lose his maiden tag here. He's just preferred to Hathaway, who has also been threatening to get her head in front at this track of late. Burnwynd Boy is capable of getting involved if he's in the mood, while the lightly-raced Arkaim showed a bit more last time and gets a first-time visor today. Meydan Style has shown little since winning over 7f here in June and Ad Vitam has shown no improvement for sliding down the weights.
Burnwynd Boy 16-1 (9-4) Behind, soon outpaced, kept on final furlong, no impression, 6th of 13, 12l behind Reason To Believe (9-4) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-60 (6) sft.
Baltimore Jack (IRE) 22-1 (8-13) Slowly away, in rear, pushed along over 6f out, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, last of 7, 18l behind Amazing Blue Sky (9-11) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul.
Meydan Style (USA) 25-1 (8-8) Chased winner, ridden 3f out, no extras inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 6l behind Jonnie Skull (8-13) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Prime Circle 25-1 (9-1) In touch on outside, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 11th of 14, 28l behind Yorksters Prince (9-7) at Redcar 1m 2f sell stks (6) gf.
Charlietoo 8-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, outpaced halfway, soon weakened, 8th of 9, 11l behind My Meteor (9-0) at Bath 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul.
Ad Vitam (IRE) 16-1 (8-2) Prominent, lost place over 4f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 6, 22l behind Caledonia Prince (7-12) at Southwell 1m Apprentice Handicap (0-75) (3yo) (5) fbs in Aug.
Arkaim 9-2 (9-0) Led, headed over 5f out, with leader until ridden 2f out, one pace final furlong, 6th of 10, 7l behind Larkrise Star (9-9) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Wing N Prayer (IRE) 22-1 (8-11) Outpaced in rear, headway over 1f out, soon beaten, 8th of 13, 16l behind Salik Tag (9-3) at Catterick 7f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gd.
Hathaway (IRE) 7-1 (8-4) Held up well in rear, headway on outside over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, took 3rd close home, not reach winner, 3rd of 12, 1l behind Monashee Rock (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol.
Rigid 15-2 (8-12) Held up in mid-division, smooth headway over 1f out, rider delayed challenge until inside final furlong, ran on to 2nd closing stages, unable to reach winner, 2nd of 11, 1l behind Ashgrove Nell (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol.
Anathena 16-1 (8-7) Chased leaders in 5th, pushed along 3f out, weakened 2f out, 7th of 12, 12l behind Ginzan (9-2) at Bath 6f app hcp 0-60 (6) gs.
Circus Polka (USA) 25-1 (8-7) Raced wide held up, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 9, 25l behind Monster Munchie (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
By Implication 66-1 (9-3) Always towards rear, 8th of 9, 16l behind Supercharged (8-12) at Wolverhampton 5f mdn stks (5) pol in Aug.