An above-average claimer offering a decent prize with some useful handicappers stepping down in grade. The Fahey-Hanagan team have an outstanding record at this venue and DEMOLITION should go really well for the combination on the back of a respectable series of runs in far better company. Apprimus appeals as a danger, having landed a claimer here last time, and the suspicion remains that there should be improvement to come from the Botti charge now fully acclimatised. Just Lille represents another strong threat as she was thought good enough to contest a Group 3 contest in 2010 and comfortably landed a claimer here when last seen. Porgy is another taking a major drop in grade and enters calculations.
Space War 50-1 (8-10) Slowly into stride, always behind, 16th of 17, 20l behind Our Joe Mac (9-3) at York 1m 2f hcp 105 (2) gs in Aug.
Demolition 20-1 (8-9) Dwelt, behind, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, plugged on one pace inside final furlong, 7th of 17, 8l behind Our Joe Mac (9-3) at York 1m 2f hcp 105 (2) gs in Aug.
Uphold 28-1 (9-5) Tracked leader until over 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 11, 28l behind Shernando (9-1) at Hamilton 1m 4f hcp 0-90 (3) gs in Aug.
Apprimus (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, led well over 1f out, soon edged slighty left, driven out, held on, won at York 1m 4f clm stks (4) gs in Jul beating Overrule (9-2) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Doctor Zhivago 66-1 (9-0) Always in rear, 19th of 20, 37l behind Crackentorp (9-4) at York 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Aug.
Porgy 20-1 (9-3) In rear, never near leaders, 9th of 20, 12l behind Crackentorp (9-4) at York 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Aug.
Changing The Guard 9-1 (9-4) In touch, ridden 3f out, no impression, 5th of 6, 9l behind Cry Fury (9-5) at Goodwood 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Aug.
Best Prospect (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Mid-division, headway on inside over 3f out, weakened 2f out, tailed off, last of 9, well behind Red Fama (9-0) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Aug.
Just Lille (IRE) 7-2 (8-11) Made all, set strong pace, ridden and ran on final furlong, won at York 1m 4f clm stks (4) gd in May beating Sunwise (9-7) by 2 1/2l, 6 ran.
Overrule (USA) 9-2 (10-4) Chased leading trio until entering final 4f, weakened, 6th of 8, 26l behind Covert Decree (9-3) at Newbury 1m 4f ladys hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Quite Sparky 15-2 (9-7) Mid-division, lost place 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 13, 25l behind Masked Dance (9-10) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Jul.
Soccerjackpot (USA) 16-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, led 3f out, headed when ridden and edged left over 1f out, kept on same pace, no chance with winner when lost 2nd inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 6l behind Charlie Cool (9-8) at Redcar 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Stand Guard 1-2fav (9-12) Held up in rear, headway over 3f out to chase leadere, ridden and edged right over 1f out, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f sell stks (6) pol in Aug beating Colonel Sherman (9-12) by nk, 6 ran.
Malice Or Mischief (IRE) 4-9fav (9-2) Tracked leader, challenged over 3f out, led and wanted to hang left over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on under pressure final furlong, won at Yarmouth 1m 2f clm stks (6) gf in Aug beating Easydoesit (8-4) by 2l, 5 ran.