Punters know they are in trouble when a meeting starts off with a 27-runner sprint handicap in which Dandy Nicholls supplies more than a quarter of the field. Amenable, Hamoody, Bonnie Charlie and Llewellyn are all recent winners, the last three carrying 5lb penalties, while Tajneed was second in the Ayr Gold Cup in 2008. Richard Price's Cheveton won the Silver Cup over C&D 12 months ago and is 8lb lower now. He was touched off by Kyleakin Lass at Ffos Las last Sunday and shouldn't be far away while Roker Park, Parisian Pyramid and Time Medicean have the past form to figure. Laura Barry's 7lb claim brings Coolminx into the equation but FREQUENCY was quite impressive when scoring over C&D last month and Robert Winston was on board when he won at Hamilton earlier in the year. He could go close as he should be able to grab the far rail from stall one. The three-year-old Jack Dexter may be best of the rest.
Roker Park (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Mid-division, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 16, 4 1/2l behind Amadeus Wolfe Tone (9-2) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Arganil (USA) 9-4 (9-7) Chased leaders, effort to challenge 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression final 110 yards, 2nd of 5, 2 1/4l behind Haajes (9-2) at Hamilton 5f clm stks (6) hvy in Aug.
Amenable (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Made all, ridden over 2f out, kept on well, won at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Aug beating Barkston Ash (8-7) by 3/4l, 12 ran.
New Leyf (IRE) 28-1 (9-2) In rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 4th of 16, 1l behind Escape To Glory (9-7) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Tajneed (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) Held up towards rear stand side group, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no impression, 9th of 19, 6l behind El Viento (9-6) at Ripon 6f hcp (2) gd in Aug.
Jack Dexter 12-1 (8-8) Towards rear, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, stayed on one pace, 4th of 20, 3 1/2l behind Heeraat (9-4) at York 6f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf.
Parisian Pyramid (IRE) 25-1 (9-4) Chased leader stand side group, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 11th of 19, 6l behind El Viento (9-6) at Ripon 6f hcp (2) gd in Aug.
Coolminx (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Chased leaders 2f, soon outpaced and behind, 15th of 16, 22l behind Escape To Glory (9-7) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Church Music (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) In rear, headway 2f out, every chance when edged left over 1f out, ridden and weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 8l behind Nassau Storm (9-6) at Ascot 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jul.
Arctic Feeling (IRE) 12-1 (8-9) Held up in rear, ridden and switched left over 1f out, stayed on, nearest finish, 7th of 17, 4l behind Face The Problem (8-13) at Doncaster 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Aug.
Hamoody (USA) 18-1 (9-5) Awkward start, in rear, hampered on inside over 2f out, headway over 1f out, ran on, not able to trouble leaders, 6th of 14, 4l behind Cruise Tothelimit (8-9) at Chester 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Bonnie Charlie 12-1 (8-10) Chased leaders far side, ridden over 1f out, led towards finish, won at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd beating Commanche Raider (8-12) by 1/2l, 17 ran.
Karaka Jack 5-1 (9-5) Always behind, eased over 1f out, tailed off, last of 13, well behind Jo'burg (9-6) at Redcar 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Dorback 6-1 (9-6) Held up, took keen hold, ridden and effort on outside well over 1f out, no impression, eased final 100 yards, 12th of 13, 7l behind Red Cape (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.
Cheveton 7-2 (8-8) Tracked leaders in 3rd, challenged 2f out, led over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 7, nk behind Kyleakin Lass (9-2) at Ffos Las 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gs.
Rasaman (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Towards rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 16, 1 3/4l behind Escape To Glory (9-7) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Baldemar 14-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, driven 2f out, soon ridden, no impression final furlong, 11th of 19, 8l behind Julius Geezer (9-7) at York 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Frequency 5-1 (9-11) Held up mid-division, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Ayr 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug beating Majuro (9-12) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.
Best Trip (IRE) 13-2 (8-13) Tracked leaders, challenged going well over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, no impression on front pair final 100 yards, 3rd of 12, 2 1/4l behind Amenable (9-3) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Aug.
Valmina 16-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, held up, ridden and effort 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 1 1/2l behind Goldream (9-7) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Pelmanism 20-1 (8-13) Towards rear and pushed along, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, last of 16, 26l behind Escape To Glory (9-7) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Green Park (IRE) 18-1 (8-9) Towards rear, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 6th of 15, 4l behind Fieldgunner Kirkup (9-1) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Pick A Little 18-1 (9-1) Chased leaders stand side, edged left inside final furlong, kept on, 6th of 17, 1 1/2l behind Bonnie Charlie (8-10) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Llewellyn 2-1fav (9-5) Chased leaders in 4th, soon pushed along, ridden over 1f out, soon led, kept on well inside final furlong, won at Thirsk 6f Selling Stakes (0-75) (3yo+) (5) sft in Aug beating Ansells Pride (8-12) by 2 1/4l, 6 ran.
Time Medicean 15-2 (9-0) Outpaced in rear, good headway and switched right to centre over 1f out, strong run under pressure inside final furlong, went 3rd and going on close home, 3rd of 11, 1/2l behind Bravo Echo (9-8) at Goodwood 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Tip Top Gorgeous (IRE) 12-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, switched left and ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace, 4th of 6, 3l behind My Sharona (8-12) at Goodwood 6f flls hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Aug.
Ucanchoose (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Chased leader, led approaching halfway, ridden and headed over 2f out, no extra in 4th 1 1/2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 7, 9l behind Fit The Cove (9-0) at Listowel 6f hcp hvy.