TECTONIC has improved quite considerably in the past five weeks, including gaining a first career success at Hamilton on his penultimate start. He ran a fine race at Carlisle on Saturday evening when runner-up to True Pleasure and should remain very competitive here providing his busy schedule does not catch up with him. Call of Duty and Outlaw Torn were third and fourth on Saturday night and the selection is taken to confirm the form, although it should be noted that the race wasn't really run to suit Outlaw Torn and he's the one who could cause most problems now. His last four successes have all arrived at Wolverhampton but he's undoubtedly at home on the prevailing quick ground too. Cross The Boss doesn't win too often but has claims on his latest effort when a decent third to Dhhamaan at Thirsk over a furlong shorter.
Call of Duty (IRE) 11-2 (10-0) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 2 3/4l behind True Pleasure (9-2) at Carlisle 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Tectonic (IRE) 9-2 (9-13) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, soon chased winner, ridden entering final furlong, switched right inside last 100 yards, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind True Pleasure (9-2) at Carlisle 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Outlaw Torn (IRE) 4-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 11, 7l behind True Pleasure (9-2) at Carlisle 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Cross The Boss (IRE) 5-4fav (9-6) Slowly into stride, held up in last pair, headway on outside over 1f out, stayed on under pressure to 3rd inside final furlong, never nearer, 3rd of 11, 2 1/2l behind Dhhamaan (8-12) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jun.
Cufflink 13-2 (9-6) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 12th of 14, 29l behind Bygones For Coins (8-7) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun.
Flipping 10-1 (9-9) Held up mid-division, ridden and one pace from over 1f out, 8th of 13, 20l behind Lord Franklin (9-2) at Hamilton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jun.
Music Festival (USA) 5-1 (8-6) Held up, some headway over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, not able to reach leaders, 5th of 9, 3l behind Silver Rime (9-0) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Mr Dream Maker (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Took keen hold in touch, pushed along in 5th over 3f out, ridden and staying on same pace when not much room over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 11th of 13, 9l behind Hawaiian Freeze (8-12) at Bath 1m 2f hcp (6) fm in Jun.
Pendle Lady (IRE) 25-1 (8-7) Towards rear, outpaced over 3f out, kept on from over 1f out, never dangerous, 6th of 7, 14l behind Dubious Escapade (9-3) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Berbice (IRE) 33-1 (8-4) Held up in rear, ridden and headway 2f out, never on terms, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 6l behind Silver Rime (9-0) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Nonaynever 10-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, not clear run on inside and lost place 3f out, soon well beaten, 12th of 13, 24l behind Crucis Abbey (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Monsieur Pontaven 18-1 (8-3) In rear, ridden over 2f out, kept on final furlong, never a factor, 5th of 9, 3l behind Jonnie Skull (9-6) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Eilean Mor 33-1 (9-11) Dwelt, mid-division, edged right and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 13, 13l behind Hab Reeh (9-13) at Hamilton 6f am hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jun.
Princess Gail 10-1 (8-8) Held up in touch, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 8th of 10, 8l behind Meglio Ancora (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Aug.