Majuro has a tough task as he bids for a hat-trick under a double penalty in soft ground. CHOOKIE ROYALE makes more appeal as the Doncaster winner went close again at Thirsk last time and looks sure to run his race. Bunce and Brocklebank are looking to exploit decent marks but C&D winner Oddysey disappointed at Carlisle last time and may be in the handicapper's grip now. Chookie Avon is another who looks high enough in the weights but Richard Fahey's duo, Dutch Heritage and Ventura Sands, are not easily dismissed if at their best.
Majuro (IRE) 11-2 (9-6) Tracked leaders, closed over 3f out, led over 2f out, edged right inside final furlong, all out, won at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol beating Roy The Boy (9-2) by nk, 12 ran.
The Osteopath (IRE) 12-1 (9-10) Behind, headway over 1f out, plugged on inside final furlong, never any chance, 7th of 14, 15l behind It's A Mans World (8-9) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Aug.
Chookie Royale 12-1 (9-5) Mid-division, chased leaders over 4f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, just held on for 2nd place close home, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Fieldgunner Kirkup (9-7) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Aug.
Bunce (IRE) 12-1 (8-7) Led stand side, pressed over 2f out, edged left over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on towards finish and always held by far side group leaders, 4th of 17, 1l behind Bonnie Charlie (8-10) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Brocklebank (IRE) 15-2 (9-7) Raced wide, tracked leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, ran on, 2nd of 9, 1l behind Pettochside (8-7) at Epsom Downs 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Oddysey (IRE) 6-4fav (9-6) Tracked leaders in 3rd, went 2nd over 3f out, every chance over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 5l behind First Class Favour (9-3) at Carlisle 1m flls hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Aug.
Dutch Heritage 13-8fav (9-7) Slowly away, in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, soon chased winner until inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Lolita Lebron (9-0) at Newcastle 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Aug.
Ventura Sands (IRE) 7-2 (8-12) Took keen hold, held up mid-division, headway over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 8, 14l behind Silverware (9-7) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Chookie Avon 14-1 (11-0) Mid-division far side, ridden over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 9th of 16, 12l behind Patriotic (11-0) at Doncaster 1m stks 0-70 (5) gd.
Jinky 6-1 (9-9) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, one pace, 3rd of 8, 3l behind Frequency (9-11) at Ayr 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
Polar Annie 20-1 (8-3) Held up, ridden over 2f out, never on terms, 9th of 12, 8l behind Amenable (9-3) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Aug.
Collateral Damage (IRE) 9-1 (9-9) Dwelt, mid-division, ridden over 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, 7th of 13, 16l behind Monthly Medal (8-7) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Aug.
Desert Creek (IRE) 11-2 (9-1) Behind, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on well, 4th of 13, 5l behind Multi Bene (9-4) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Daring Dream (GER) 14-1 (9-0) Raced very wide, in touch, hung left over 3f out, soon weakened, 11th of 14, 19l behind It's A Mans World (8-9) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Aug.