Allux Boy has won twice over 6f, including a handicap at Nottingham last time. He has every chance if staying the extra furlong, despite a 5lb rise. Heaven's Rock posted a much better effort over today’s trip at Doncaster in between modest efforts over 6f and makes his handicap bow along with Sheriff Garrett, Inlawed and He's A Toff. But there was cut in the ground when KING’S GIFT won a maiden race over 7f at Ayr last month and Michael Dods’ colt gets the nod in this with Our Boy John another likely to go well.
Kings Gift (IRE) 2-1fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, effort over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Ayr 7f mdn stks (5) gs in Aug beating Thorndyke (9-5) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.
Heaven's Rock (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) In rear and outpaced, never dangerous, 9th of 10, 21l behind Perfect Madge (9-0) at Pontefract 6f mdn stks (4) gf in Aug.
Allux Boy (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Went left start, with leader, led 2f out, ridden over 1f out, hard pressed inside final furlong, stayed on well towards finish, won at Nottingham 6f (5) gf in Aug beating Looting (9-3) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.
Inlawed 3-1 (9-5) Tracked leader, hung left under pressure over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 9, 3 3/4l behind Halawain (9-5) at Nottingham 6f mdn stks (5) gf in Aug.
Conistone 14-1 (8-11) Close up, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 10th of 12, 25 1/4l behind Sir Dancealot (9-3) at Kempton 7f mdn stks (4) pol in Aug.
Sheriff Garrett (IRE) 40-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, effort 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, no impression, 5th of 7, 4 1/4l behind Nepeta (9-0) at Musselburgh 7f mdn stks (4) gf in Aug.
Our Boy John (IRE) 11-1 (8-2) Took keen hold, tracking leader, not clear run over 2f out, soon outpaced, staying on when short of room inside final furlong, never a threat, 5th of 6, 1 3/4l behind Londinium (9-3) at Haydock 7f (4) gf in Aug.
He's A Toff (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, behind, outpaced halfway, headway over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 9, 6 1/4l behind Muirsheen Durkin (9-0) at Beverley 7f mdn stks (5) gs in Jul.
Chickenfortea (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Prominent, slight lead 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, chased winner but no impression when lost 2nd and weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 5 1/4l behind Saxagogo (9-4) at Newcastle 5f (6) pol in Aug.
Bear Essentials (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Went right start, behind, never dangerous, last of 9, 13 1/4l behind Tawny Port (9-6) at Hamilton 6f (5) gd in Aug.