Red Charmer has a penalty for a recent win at Hamilton but is in good form and should be thereabouts again. Tectonic and Jordaura are effective at this level and others with decent claims but the fitting of a hood may just persuade PLUNDER to concentrate a little more and, after a couple of decent efforts in competitive claimers, he can score for the first time on Turf this afternoon. Outlaw Torn has been placed the last twice off today's mark and is preferred to the maiden Magic Skyline of the remainder.
Red Charmer (IRE) 7-1 (9-1) Soon led, ridden and headed narrowly over 2f out, regained lead entering final furlong, kept on well towards finish, won at Hamilton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf beating Nightster (9-5) by 1 3/4l, 8 ran.
Tectonic (IRE) 11-4fav (8-12) Led early, tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 8l behind Red Charmer (9-1) at Hamilton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Obboorr 6-1 (8-12) Towards rear, headway over 3f out, ridden to chase leaders over 1f out, went 2nd 1f out until inside final furlong, one pace, 3rd of 15, 2l behind Sound Advice (9-11) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Jordaura 20-1 (9-13) Behind, headway over 1f out, never able to challenge, 4th of 8, 1 3/4l behind Seattle Drive (10-2) at Carlisle 1m 1f ladies clm stks (5) gs in Aug.
Orions Hero (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Off the pace in 5th, behind over 3f out, lost action and virtually pulled up final 2f, last of 6, 39l behind Eeny Mac (9-11) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
Plunder 9-2 (9-1) Tracked leader centre, ridden to challenge 2f out, kept on and every chance final 100 yards, held towards finish, 4th of 9, 3/4l behind Extraterrestrial (9-7) at Newcastle 1m clm stks (6) gs in Aug.
Outlaw Torn (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Led, clear 4f out, driven headed final furlong, no extra close home, 2nd of 14, 5l behind Euston Square (11-4) at Ripon 1m 2f am hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Aug.
Magic Skyline (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Led and set decent pace, steadied tempo halfway, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and headed 2f out, chased winner, driven and no impression over 1f out, dropped to 3rd final 100 yards, 3rd of 4, 2l behind Nightster (9-5) at Hamilton 1m 1f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf in Aug.
Hail Bold Chief (USA) 10-1 (9-5) Held up, ridden over 3f out, switched left over 2f out, effort over 1f out, no impression, 5th of 7, 4 1/2l behind St Ignatius (9-7) at Hamilton 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
Call of Duty (IRE) 15-2 (9-2) Held up in last pair, effort over 2f out, kept on same pace, never on terms, 7th of 10, 4l behind Judicious (9-9) at Carlisle 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
Vicky Valentine 16-1 (8-5) Steadied in rear, ran in snatches, weakened over 2f out, eased, last of 5, 18l behind Bushel (9-7) at Ripon 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.