Barkston Ash carries a penalty for last week's win at Redcar but has done all his winning over 6f so far. So has DELORES ROCKET, but she was winning off an 11lb higher mark last year and gets her preferred cut in the ground here for the first time this season. Kevin Ryan's filly gets the tentative vote as both Strong Man and Ted's Brother have found life tough off higher marks since scoring earlier in the year and it was back in 2011 when Spes Nostra won a maiden race over track and trip. Harbour Captain scored twice over a mile before floundering in soft ground at Ffos Las last month.
Barkston Ash 6-1fav (9-4) Towards rear, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, kept on well, won at Redcar 6f hcp 0-75 (5) sft beating Captain Scooby (8-11) by 2l, 14 ran.
Circuitous 12-1 (8-12) Close up, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 2 3/4l behind Feel The Heat (8-4) at Hamilton 6f hcp (3) gf.
Orbit The Moon (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Raced centre, slowly into stride, chased leaders after 2f, stayed on same pace final furlong, 4th of 10, 5l behind Who's Shirl (9-5) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
Strong Man 5-1 (9-10) Raced far side, tracked leaders, every chance over 2f out, soon one pace, 8th of 10, 7l behind Who's Shirl (9-5) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
Ted's Brother (IRE) 5-1fav (9-4) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, soon chased winner until no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 5l behind Illustrious Prince (9-4) at Redcar 7f app hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Spes Nostra 15-2 (9-8) In touch, ridden over 3f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on to go 2nd inside final furlong, not trouble winner, 2nd of 9, 2l behind Wellingrove (9-1) at Hamilton 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Aug.
Another For Joe 6-1 (9-11) Dwelt towards rear, headway over 3f out, ridden and kept on one pace from over 1f out, 6th of 9, 7l behind Wellingrove (9-1) at Hamilton 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Aug.
Daddy Warbucks (IRE) 13-2 (9-5) Led, edgeed left off rail and narrowly headed 3f out, lost 2nd over 2f out, chased leaders, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 10, 13l behind Skyfire (8-13) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Evanescent (IRE) 10-1 (8-9) Prominent, driven to challenge over 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 5th of 13, 4l behind Celtic Sixpence (9-0) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Harbour Captain (IRE) 6-4fav (9-4) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, faded final furlong, last of 5, 8l behind Combustible (9-7) at Ffos Las 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Aug.
Delores Rocket 12-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 10, 3l behind Rocksilla (9-7) at Pontefract 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Makinson Lane (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders in 3rd, weakened over 3f out, 5th of 6, 14l behind Apache Rising (8-10) at Southwell 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Mar.
Joshua The First 17-2 (8-12) Chased leaders, pushed along over 3f out, ridden 2f out, weakened soon after, 9th of 11, 11l behind Artful Prince (8-13) at Carlisle 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) sft.