STAR CRACKER finished with a late flourish to score over the stiff 5f at Beverley last time. This extra distance will not be a problem on that evidence and he can make a winning start in handicaps. Saltarello was only beaten a head over track and trip recently when White Vin Jan landed a hat-trick. That form looks stronger than Straightothepoint's recent efforts, though Anastazia had a shout on her earlier second in better company than this at Ascot.
Straightothepoint 9-4 (9-1) Chased winner, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, stayed on to dispute 3rd final furlong, no impression, last of 4, 4l behind Dad's Girl (8-6) at Musselburgh 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) gf in Aug.
Anastazia 5-1 (9-4) Held up behind center group, ridden over 1f out, kept on and no impression, 7th of 10, 8l behind Felix Leiter (9-7) at Nottingham 6f hcp 0-75 2yo (5) gs in Aug.
Muhaarib Al Emarat (IRE) 9-4fav (9-5) Close up in 3rd, ridden over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 9l behind X Raise (9-0) at Carlisle 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) sft in Aug.
Saltarello (IRE) 11-2 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on to press winner towards finish, just held, 2nd of 9, hd behind White Vin Jan (8-8) at Hamilton 6f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Aug.
Atreus 12-1 (8-7) Towards rear, stumbled slightly over 2f out, never on terms, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 11l behind Izzthatright (9-2) at Catterick 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Secret Friend (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Behind, pushed along over 2f out, never dangerous, 8th of 10, 13l behind Rocking The Boat (9-0) at Ripon 5f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Jul.
Moon Arc (IRE) 66-1 (9-5) Soon outpaced, stayed on inside final furlong, never nearer, 4th of 8, 8l behind Johnny B Goode (9-5) at Thirsk 5f 2yo mdn (4) sft in Aug.
Star Cracker (IRE) 2-1fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden to go 2nd over 1f out, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gs in Aug beating Jebediah Shine (8-5) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Monksford Lady 20-1 (8-11) Prominent, ridden and every chance 2f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 7, 16l behind Ghost Cat (9-5) at Southwell 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) fbs in Aug.