Stalingrad has switched yards on the back of placed efforts in Ireland while Abbey Heights drops down in trip having placed in both starts over 7f. Cape Columbus failed to show any progress when third at Salisbury but MAYWAKE is steadily improving and having finished ahead of Crofters Green when third at Wolverhampton on his all-weather debut, he gets the nod. River Tweed ran green when third here on his debut and better is expected today.
Barney Too 250-1 (9-6) Always in rear, 11th of 12, 26 3/4l behind Old Flame (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f stks (5) pol in Sep.
Stalingrad 5-4fav (10-1) Dwelt, tracked leaders, ran freely, switched right halfway and pushed along in centre 2f out, 2nd and ridden over 1f out, kept on, no impression on winner final 100 yards, 2nd of 12, 1 1/2l behind London Royal (9-7) at Cork 6f mdn Yielding in Jun.
Abbey Heights 4-1 (9-2) Led, ridden and headed 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Lord Lovelace (9-2) at Kempton 7f stks (5) pol in Aug.
Cape Columbus 3-1 (9-5) Restless in stalls, chased leaders on inside, switched left over 2f out, shaken up and kept on inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 3rd of 14, 3 1/4l behind Asjad (9-5) at Salisbury 6f mdn stks (5) gs in May.
Gaerwen 80-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden at 3f, weakened, 10th of 11, 28 3/4l behind Bashkirova (9-4) at Newcastle 1m stks (5) pol in Sep.
Maywake 3-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, mid-division, closer 3f out, pushed along well over 2f out, headway under 2f out, kept on final furlong, 3rd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Prop Forward (9-9) at Wolverhampton 6f stks (5) pol in Aug.
River Tweed (IRE) 5-1 (8-13) Keen, prominent, ridden to challenge 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 13, 8 1/2l behind Mostahdaf (8-13) at Newcastle 7f stks (5) pol in Mar.
Forever's Lady 33-1 (9-0) Towards rear, switched left and ridden over 2f out, one pace final furlong, 8th of 12, 4 1/4l behind Mashkoorah (9-0) at Newcastle 7f fll stks (5) pol in Sep.
Highest Wave Muhaarar filly out of Tibesti.
Miss Connaisseur 80-1 (8-11) Held up, ridden inside 3f, never a factor, last of 6, 9 1/4l behind Dusky Lord (9-9) at Newcastle 5f stks (5) pol in Sep.
Storm Master 250-1 (9-10) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 9, 8l behind Dulla Bhatti (9-2) at Hamilton 6f stks (5) gf in Jun.
Crofters Green 12-1 (9-0) Midfield, pushed along over 2f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 5th of 9, 4 1/2l behind As If By Chance (9-5) at Redcar 6f stks (5) gf in Sep.