EVANESCENT came to life at this time last year and won a division of this contest by six lengths before scoring again at Pontefract. He's taken to bounce back having dropped 13lb down the weights this season. Derbyshire is up 6lb for winning at Wolverhampton but is one of the less exposed and should go well again. But We'll Deal Again has yet to win over 7f and Chookie's Lass is another with something to prove over today's trip. Porthos Du Vallon has been well beaten since scoring over a mile here in July but Almanack and Patrona Ciana have both slipped back down to winning marks.
We'll Deal Again 7-2fav (9-2) Tracked winner, hard ridden over 2f out, never able to challenge, 4th of 10, 1 1/4l behind Cruise Tothelimit (9-6) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
Lewisham 16-1 (9-7) Took keen hold chasing leaders, pushed along halfway, hung left and weakened over 2f out, eased, last of 12, 34l behind Green Howard (9-12) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Relight My Fire 20-1 (9-4) Tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 9th of 15, 6l behind Manatee Bay (8-7) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Patrona Ciana (FR) 20-1 (9-6) Mid-division, lost place halfway, 4th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Broctune Papa Gio (9-0) at Redcar 7f app hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Evanescent (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 10th of 13, 18l behind Dual Mac (8-13) at Redcar 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Aug.
Derbyshire (IRE) 9-2 (8-12) Bumped and ridden from stalls, tracked leaders, lost place over 5f out, headway 3f out, led over 1f out, soon hung left, stayed on, won at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) beating Slingsby (8-7) by 2 1/2l, 8 ran.
Order Of Service 33-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon outpaced, 6th of 11, 9l behind Postscript (9-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) in Aug.
Porthos Du Vallon 20-1 (8-13) Towards rear, pushed along halfway, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 11th of 14, 12l behind Broctune Papa Gio (9-0) at Redcar 7f app hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Chookie's Lass 9-4fav (9-8) Awkwardly away, in rear, headway 3f out, chased leaders when carried right 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to challenge and every chance final 100 yards, no extra near finish, 4th of 6, 2l behind Shades of Silk (9-7) at Carlisle 6f 3yo app hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Monel 16-1 (9-7) Awkward and almost unseated rider when stalls opened, in rear centre, ridden 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, unable to challenge, 6th of 13, 8l behind Tiger Jim (9-4) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Almanack 8-1 (8-7) Led early, prominent, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 8, 7l behind Bluegrass Blues (9-10) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Opt Out 22-1 (8-8) Mid-division, weakened over 2f out, last of 14, 12l behind Baron Run (8-10) at Hamilton 6f hcp (3) gs.
Berbice (IRE) 40-1 (8-5) Dwelt, soon in touch, headway to chase leaders over 3f out, weakened entering final furlong, 9th of 11, 16l behind Running Reef (9-4) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gs.