SAHARIA went close at Sandown on his latest start and the C&D winner looks up to winning off his current mark. Fastnet Storm is another to consider as he found only one too good at Pontefract last week and Satwa Laird is only 1lb higher than when scoring over 7f here last month with an apprentice's claim taken into account. Knowe Head is not easily dismissed in this grade and Elkhart's latest effort was to bad to be true as he'd won at Newmarket on his penultimate start.
Satwa Laird 9-1 (9-2) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 10th of 11, 7l behind Dolphin Rock (8-13) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Knowe Head (NZ) 12-1 (9-3) Mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, effort and hung left well over 1f out, no extra over 1f out, 7th of 11, 4l behind Star Links (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Fastnet Storm (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Soon tracking leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no impression on winner final 75 yards, 2nd of 13, 2 1/4l behind Shadowtime (8-12) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Saharia (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Well in rear, headway 2f out, chased leading trio over 1f out, ridden and stayed on to 2nd final stride, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Golden Tempest (9-8) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Kakapuka 14-1 (9-6) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 12, 8l behind Majuro (9-6) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Kingswinford (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 4l behind Majuro (9-6) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
My Single Malt (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, beaten over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 11, 6l behind Frozen Over (9-1) at Chester 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Illustrious Prince (IRE) 9-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway entering final furlong, never on terms, 6th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Frozen Over (9-1) at Chester 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
One Scoop Or Two 5-1 (9-7) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 9, 23l behind Copperwood (9-9) at Chester 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Honey Of A Kitten (USA) 10-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders and keen, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 12, 10l behind Red Somerset (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Apr.
Lastkingofscotland (IRE) 18-1 (9-3) Started slowly, held up in rear, never on terms, 8th of 9, 11l behind The Happy Hammer (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Xinbama (IRE) 9-1 (8-13) Held up in 7th and well off the pace, not clear run from over 2f out, hampered and switched left inside final 2f, stayed on inside final furlong, unable to challenge, 4th of 8, 2 1/4l behind Golden Tempest (9-8) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Elkhart (IRE) 11-4fav (9-6) Stumbled start, prominent, pushed along 3f out, lost place over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 12, 19l behind Speedi Mouse (8-13) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.