Someone Exciting is penalised for beating Steelriver at Catterick a week ago though won last year’s renewal off today’s mark and should be thereabouts once again. But FOX HILL looks set to take advantage of a slide down the weights after going close at Thirsk last week and Eric Alston’s filly gets the nod. Billyoakes has been in decent form the all-weather but it’s a long time since he won on Turf and Mightaswellsmile is preferred on last week’s second at Catterick when finishing in front of Vallarta. War Ensign went close over 5f at Musselburgh and headgear is applied while Dancing Mountain found one too good off today’s mark at Thirsk.
Steelriver (IRE) 13-2 (9-10) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, ridden to lead and hung left over 1f out, headed and not pace of winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Someone Exciting (8-13) at Catterick 6f hcp (6) gs in Jul.
Billyoakes (IRE) 14-1 (9-6) Chased leader, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, no extra close home, 4th of 10, 3/4l behind Papa Delta (9-7) at Lingfield 6f hcp (6) pol in Jun.
Someone Exciting 14-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear, good headway on wide outside over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Catterick 6f hcp (6) gs in Jul beating Steelriver (9-10) by 1 3/4l, 9 ran.
Radjash 8-1 (9-7) Backed into stalls and restless, held up in mid-division, headway chasing leaders and every chance 2f out, soon hung left and ridden, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 15, 4 1/2l behind Magwadiri (9-10) at Redcar 7f stks (5) gf in May.
Raksha (IRE) 11-2 (9-0) Led, ridden and headed approaching 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 8, 15 1/4l behind Strawberryandcream (9-7) at Catterick 7f mdn stks (6) gf in Jul.
Fox Hill 11-2 (8-6) Led, ridden when edged right over 1f out, drifted left and kept on under pressure inside final furlong, headed final strides, 2nd of 10, nk behind Fumbo Jumbo (9-2) at Thirsk 6f hcp fll (5) gd in Jul.
Roaring Rory 11-1 (9-2) Dwelt in rear, never on terms, 8th of 10, 6 1/2l behind Ninjago (9-10) at Carlisle 6f hcp (6) gf in Jul.
Picks Pinta 33-1 (8-11) Behind, driven and outpaced over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no impression until switched right and stayed on final 100 yards, never nearer, 6th of 11, 3l behind Boudica Bay (9-3) at Musselburgh 5f hcp (6) gd in Jul.
Tick Tock Croc (IRE) 50-1 (9-1) Taken to post early, raced wide in touch, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 2 1/4l behind Oriental Splendour (8-12) at Beverley 5f hcp (6) gf in Jul.
Vallarta (IRE) 10-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, not quite pace to challenge, 4th of 12, 1 1/4l behind Mr Greenlight (9-8) at Catterick 6f hcp (6) gs in Jul.
Dancing Mountain (IRE) 18-1 (8-12) Led, driven over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, not pace of winner, 2nd of 10, 4l behind Monarch Maid (8-10) at Thirsk 5f hcp (6) gd in Jul.
Ad Vitam (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Outpaced and always behind, 14th of 15, 10 1/4l behind Ninjago (9-9) at Thirsk 6f hcp (6) gf in Jun.
War Ensign (IRE) 5-4fav (9-4) Chased leaders, headway and switched sharply right over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, headed near finish, 2nd of 13, nk behind Your Pal Tal (9-4) at Musselburgh 5f stks (6) gd in Jul.
Mightaswellsmile 16-1 (8-10) Raced wide in mid-division, headway on outside over 1f out, ran on well inside final furlong, hung left towards finish, not reach winner, 2nd of 12, nk behind Mr Greenlight (9-8) at Catterick 6f hcp (6) gs in Jul.
Peach Pavlova (IRE) 40-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, towards rear, headway into mid-division 5f out, outpaced over 2f out, never on terms, weakened and eased inside final furlong, last of 12, 20 1/2l behind My Valentino (8-12) at Hamilton 1m hcp (6) gd in Jul.
Your Just Desserts (IRE) 50-1 (9-4) Outpaced towards rear, kept on against near side rail inside final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 13, 4 1/4l behind Your Pal Tal (9-4) at Musselburgh 5f stks (6) gd in Jul.
Whigwham 50-1 (8-11) Held up, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 13th of 14, 21 1/2l behind Amelia R (8-13) at Nottingham 6f hcp (6) gd in Jul.
Dothraki (IRE) 80-1 (8-10) Went right start, held up in rear, always behind, 10th of 11, 9l behind Hard Solution (9-0) at Catterick 6f stks (6) gf in Jul.
Tigerinmytank 100-1 (8-10) Led, ridden ans headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, lost 3rd final strides, 4th of 6, 5 1/4l behind Forseti (9-10) at Leicester 7f stks (5) gf in Jul.
Little Thornton 100-1 (8-2) In touch, driven over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 10, 15 3/4l behind Compton's Finale (9-3) at Ayr 5f hcp (6) gs in Jul.