KIAN'S DELIGHT, the only three-year-old in the line-up, produced a shock when landing a Pontefract handicap last month. That was only the sixth start of his career and, with further progress likely, he is taken to follow up. Maslak was a long way behind that day but ran better at Windsor next time while Light The City and Master Nimbus were even further behind and look well held. Red Skipper looks the main threat despite poor form figures on the Flat as he won very easily over timber at Market Rasen in June. Ferney Boy has been racing over longer trips and has only been placed once in nine starts.
Maslak (IRE) 6-1 (10-8) Chased leaders, chased winner 5f out, ridden over 3f out, soon no impression, lost 2nd 2f out, plugged on same pace, 3rd of 9, 6l behind On Khee (10-5) at Windsor 1m 4f am hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Master Nimbus 16-1 (9-6) Mid-division, weakened over 3f out, 14th of 16, 38l behind Kian's Delight (8-3) at Pontefract 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.
Light The City (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Held up in touch, chased leaders over 2f out, soon weakened, 10th of 16, 15l behind Kian's Delight (8-3) at Pontefract 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.
Fairy Mist (IRE) 9-2 (9-6) Tracked leader, ridden over 4f out, weakened 2f out, 6th of 9, 12l behind Talent Scout (9-5) at Redcar 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
Maybeme 50-1 (8-6) Slowly away in rear, switched right over 2f out, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, stayed on, 4th of 9, 8l behind Doctor Zhivago (9-10) at Redcar 1m 2f clm stks (6) gs in Jul.
Red Skipper (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Led, headed 7f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 12, 29l behind Patavium (10-6) at Musselburgh 1m 4f ladies hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Deferto Delphi 40-1 (8-9) Held up towards rear, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, no impression, 6th of 12, 6l behind Brasingaman Eric (9-3) at Beverley 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul.
Ferney Boy 12-1 (8-2) Led after 1f, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 12, 17l behind Harvey's Hope (9-8) at Redcar 1m 6f app hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Jul.
Kian's Delight 25-1 (8-3) Tracked leader, driven to challenge well over 2f out, stayed on under pressure to lead last strides, won at Pontefract 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul beating Sharp Sovereign (9-7) by hd, 16 ran.
Royal Composer (IRE) 17-2 (8-13) Dwelt, tracked leaders and keen, raced standside from 2f out, no extra final furlong, 6th of 11, 6l behind Obara d'Avril (8-11) at Beverley 1m 2f ladies hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
The Midshipmaid 33-1 (8-6) Led at strong pace, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened rapidly inside final 2f, tailed off, 7th of 9, 36l behind Reset To Fit (8-13) at Pontefract 1m 2f mdn hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.