An open contest in which MEMPHIS MAN, busily campaigned in typical David Evans fashion, is a hopeful choice. Readily forgiven a modest effort in a Chester amateur riders race last time, he arrives just 2lb higher than when last scoring at Salisbury in May. He'll handle trip and ground, with Meia Notte appealing as his likeliest danger. The lightly-raced four-year-old stepped up on previous efforts when touched off at Wolverhampton this month and looks on the upgrade. Captainrisk and Steel City Boy finished one-two last week over C&D and there should be little between them on revised terms. Tudor Prince scored over C&D way back in 2007 and whilst on the downgrade, he's still capable of fair form at this level and makes each-way appeal off his plummeting mark.
Captainrisk (IRE) 15-2 (9-7) Made all, ridden 2f out, stayed on, won at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf beating Steel City Boy (9-8) by 1l, 10 ran.
Meia Noite 13-2 (9-10) Pressed leader, led over 4f out, ridden over 1f out, headed final stride stride, 2nd of 10, shd behind Fortunate Bid (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Caldermud (IRE) 11-1 (9-5) Towards rear and pushed along stands' side group, never a factor, 13th of 17, 13l behind Bermondsey Bob (9-7) at Chepstow 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Jun.
Memphis Man 20-1 (9-1) Always towards rear, 10th of 12, 9l behind Kingswinford (10-2) at Chester 1m ladies hcap (5) gs.
Steel City Boy (IRE) 9-1 (9-8) Raced alone towards stands' side, with winner, ridden and every chance over 1f out, not quicken inside final furlong, 2nd of 10, 1l behind Captainrisk (9-7) at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Katy's Secret 20-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, headway when not clear run over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, 3rd of 13, 1l behind Almaty Express (9-5) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Tudor Prince (IRE) 11-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, hung left 1f out, stayed on same pace, 4th of 12, 6l behind Ensnare (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Itsthursdayalready 17-2 (9-10) Mid-division, ridden over 3f out, headway over 1f out, not able to reach leaders, 6th of 13, 1 3/4l behind Almaty Express (9-5) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Till Dawn (IRE) 7-2 (9-3) Keen, soon in touch from wide draw, headway to 3rd 2f out, ridden to chase winner 1f out until near finish, 3rd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Misscomplacent (9-7) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Bird Dog 100-1 (9-7) Always behind, never a factor, 10th of 11, 27l behind Firebeam (9-0) at Lingfield 6f mdn stks (5) sft in Jun.