We open the card with a ridiculously open handicap where at least half of the twenty runners have a chance but now dropped to his best trip APPALACHAIN TRAIL is the marginal pick ahead of last time out winner Harrison George while we wouldn't be surprised to see Webbow run a big race at a price. The Ian Semple trained selection shaped nicely before not quite getting home over a mile in a similar race at Ascot last time. His last three victories have come over this trip and he looks dangerously well handicapped if he is, as we expect, is back to a bit of form. Harrison George is up five pounds in the handicap after a comfortable success at Ayr last time. That rise seems fair and he goes well at this track. Webbow returns to the mark which he carried when second best here over a mile in July. That was against comparable opposition so he could challenge at a double figure price. Roger Charlton's Splendorinthegrass is lightly raced and could improve past his rating while Dhaular Dhar is better than his recent displays and shouldn't be ruled out. A really tough opening that we suggest can go the way of Appalachian Trail
Everymanforhimself (IRE) 7-1 (9-6) Hampered start, behind, switched left and headway entering final furlong, ridden and stayed on well towards finish, never nearer, 6th of 12, 1 1/2l behind Hitchens (9-2) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Sep.
Appalachian Trail (IRE) 25-1 (9-8) Prominnet, led briefly inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 12, 2l behind Extraterrestrial (9-2) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Sep.
Harrison George (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Made most, kept on well, driven out, won at Ayr 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Sep beating Osteopathic Remedy (9-0) by 2l, 10 ran.
Splendorinthegrass (IRE) 6-1 (8-10) Tracked leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed well inside final furlong, lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 15, 1l behind Jeninsky (8-8) at Newmarket 7f hcp 105 (2) gd in Aug.
Something (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, soon switched right, held up in rear, hung right and headway over 1f out, not reached leaders, 5th of 15, 4l behind Aldermoor (8-4) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-100 (2) gf.
Fullandby (IRE) 33-1 (9-9) Held up far side group, ridden over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 25, 2 1/4l behind Kaldoun Kingdom (8-12) at Ayr 6f hcap (2) gd in Sep.
Light From Mars 7-2 (9-2) Held up in touch, came towards centre over 3f out, headway over 2f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, chased winner and unable to quicken inside final furlong, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Mull Of Killough (9-1) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Sep.
Dhaular Dhar (IRE) 9-1 (9-3) Towards rear, not clear run and hampered 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, never any chance, 8th of 15, 6l behind Aldermoor (8-4) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-100 (2) gf.
The Osteopath (IRE) 18-1 (9-4) Held up mid-division, weakened final furlong, 10th of 12, 9l behind Extraterrestrial (9-2) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Sep.
Makaamen 5-2fav (9-4) In touch and keen, ridden 2 over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 12, 11l behind Exceptional Art (9-1) at Haydock 7f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) hvy in May.
Invincible Force (IRE) 7-2fav (9-3) Soon led, set strong pace, ridden and headed inside final furlong, soon weakened, 6th of 12, 6l behind Desert Dreamer (8-5) at Chester 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Sep.
City of The Kings (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Held up in rear, never near leaders, 8th of 10, 6l behind Mull Of Killough (9-1) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Sep.
Baldemar 33-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, lost place and edged right over 2f out, no danger after, 17th of 28, 6l behind Advanced (8-12) at Ascot 7f hcp (2) gd in Sep.
Joseph Henry 25-1 (9-7) Behind stands side group, effort over 2f out, no impression, 16th of 25, 8l behind Kaldoun Kingdom (8-12) at Ayr 6f hcap (2) gd in Sep.
Webbow (IRE) 8-1 (8-7) Mid-division, effort over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 13, 5l behind Manassas (8-9) at Doncaster 1m hcp 0-110 (2) gf in Sep.
Celtic Sultan (IRE) 5-1fav (8-9) Led, headed over 1f out, still every chance when hampered inside final furlong, not quicken after, 3rd of 15, 1l behind Aldermoor (8-4) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-100 (2) gf.
Beckermet (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Pressed leader, pushed along halfway, weakened quickly, 13th of 14, 13l behind Sayif (8-12) at Ascot 6f Grp 2 (1) gf in Sep.
Billy Dane (IRE) 10-1 (8-8) Led, headed inside final furlong, one pace, 2nd of 12, 1 3/4l behind Extraterrestrial (9-2) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Sep.
Medici Pearl 12-1 (9-4) Always behind, 11th of 16, 15l behind Wannabe King (9-3) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Aug.
Mastership (IRE) 22-1 (9-4) Held up far side group, headway over 1f out, kept on final furlong, no extar well inside final furlong, 4th of 25, 2l behind Kaldoun Kingdom (8-12) at Ayr 6f hcap (2) gd in Sep.