A wide-open nursery to begin proceedings on the Knavesmire. Deepsand pounced late to deny C&D winner Nameitwhatyoulike at Ayr three weeks ago but this is the first time Tim Easterby's colt will have encountered fast ground. Rent Free is also bidding for a hat-trick but is more exposed than some, while Passionada has more to do than when scoring at Pontefract. Key Ambition has risen 3lb since his close second at Newbury and Jessie's Spirit disappointed last time, but Gung Ho Jack won nicely at Goodwood in August and Springinmystep has been highly tried since winning his maiden at Beverley. RADIO GAGA, representing last year's successful trainer/jockey combination, has only had the one run but her win at Haydock could hardly worked out any better with the next four home all winning since. She is open to plenty of improvement and can score again.
Parc de Launay 18-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 15th of 20, 17l behind Bogart (8-11) at York 6f 2yo aut (2) gs in Aug.
On The Dark Side (IRE) 66-1 (8-11) Mid-division, weakened well over 1f out, last of 10, 15l behind Requinto (9-0) at Doncaster 5f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gd in Sep.
Mabroor (USA) 12-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, ridden and weakened 2f out, 6th of 9, 10l behind Democretes (8-9) at Haydock 6f 2yo hcp (2) gf in Sep.
Verbeeck 11-4fav (9-5) Chased leaders on outer, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 5, 12l behind Jessie's Spirit (8-12) at Ripon 6f 2yo stks (3) gs in Aug.
Rent Free 3-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, ridden to chase winner 1f out, led inside final furlong, driven out, won at Beverley 5f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Aug beating O'Gorman (9-6) by 2l, 4 ran.
Gung Ho Jack 3-1 (9-2) Made all, pushed along and edged left 2f out, ridden over 1f out, strongly pressed inside final furlong, ran on well to gain control towards finish, won at Goodwood 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug beating Mahkama (9-6) by 1l, 6 ran.
Jessie's Spirit (IRE) 6-1 (9-4) Towards rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 6th of 12, 10l behind Ghostwriting (9-4) at Doncaster 7f 2yo hcp (2) gd in Sep.
Radio Gaga 14-1 (8-12) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, switched right and ran on well to lead final 75 yards, won at Haydock 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Sep beating Accession (9-3) by 1 1/4l, 17 ran.
Springinmystep (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Dwelt outpaced, kept on final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 9, 4l behind Chunky Diamond (9-3) at Ascot 5f 2yo hcp (2) gd in Sep.
Nearly A Gift (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) In touch until not much room 5f out, held up, ridden and struggling over 2f out, last of 10, 25l behind Free Zone (8-8) at Chester 5f 2yo hcp (2) gs in Sep.
Key Ambition 12-1 (8-10) Held up in last trio, headway far side and switched left 3f out, soon chasing leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed final 110 yards, kept on and rallied closing stages, 2nd of 10, hd behind Ortac Rock (8-13) at Newbury 6f 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Sep.
Tip Top Gorgeous (IRE) 13-2 (9-7) In rear, switched right and effort entering final 2f, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 3l behind Freddy Q (9-3) at Goodwood 7f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Sep.
Deepsand (IRE) 5-2fav (8-12) Chased leaders far side, pushed along halfway, ridden over 1f out, kept on to lead inside final furlong, driven out, won at Ayr 6f 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Sep beating Nameitwhatyoulike (8-10) by hd, 9 ran.
Guru Girl 7-2 (8-12) Led, ridden and headed halfway, weakened final furlong, 7th of 9, 6l behind Chunky Diamond (9-3) at Ascot 5f 2yo hcp (2) gd in Sep.
Nameitwhatyoulike 28-1 (8-10) With leader far side, led over 2f out, soon ridden, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 9, hd behind Deepsand (8-12) at Ayr 6f 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Sep.
Passionada 2-1fav (8-12) Made all, ridden to assert over 1f out, edged right inside final furlong, held on, won at Pontefract 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Sep beating Royal Trix (8-12) by hd, 8 ran.
Red Quartet (IRE) 6-1 (8-11) Held up in touch, remained far side over 3f out, ridden to challenge over 2f out, led over 1f out, soon hung left under pressure, ridden out, won at Brighton 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) sft in Aug beating Arctic Stryker (8-11) by 3/4l, 7 ran.
On The Hoof 5-1 (9-2) Raced keenly tracking leaders, ridden to challenge over 2f out, soon no impression, 4th of 9, 9l behind Lady Layla (9-0) at York 7f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Dutch Heritage 5-4fav (9-3) With leader, ridden to lead 1f out, kept on well, won at Thirsk 5f 2yo mdn (4) gs in Aug beating Towbee (9-3) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.
Our Boy Jack (IRE) 10-1 (8-2) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace final 2f, 7th of 16, 6l behind Bomber Jet (8-11) at York 6f 2yo hcp (2) gs in Aug.