PACIFIC HEIGHTS is ultra-consistent and looked a shade unlucky when only third in the Carlisle Bell two runs ago. He made no mistake at Newcastle on his latest start in July and, rested since, can make a winning reappearance despite a new career-high mark. Dutch Rose won a valuable handicap at York last time and is entitled to respect while Hot Rod Mamma likes it here, as does King Torus. Suits Me will ensure an honest gallop but looks too high in the weights now while Dubai Hills disappointed last time. Mushaakis started favourite at Pontefract last month but finished last.
Dutch Rose (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Restless in stalls, chased leaders, ridden 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, led narrowly inside final furlong, stayed on, won at York 7f fll hcp (2) gf in Aug beating Indignant (9-7) by nk, 15 ran.
Suits Me 12-1 (9-8) Led, headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 6th of 14, 7l behind Osteopathic Remedy (9-0) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Aug.
Wannabe King 14-1 (9-5) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 5l behind Alejandro (9-0) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Aug.
Sweetnessandlight 33-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, towards rear, headway switched right 3f out, headway over 2f out, chased leaders 2f out and raced awkwardly, ridden over 1f out, went 3rd inside final furlong until close home, 4th of 15, 1l behind Dutch Rose (9-7) at York 7f fll hcp (2) gf in Aug.
Pacific Heights (IRE) 5-2fav (9-3) Tracked leader, driven to lead over 1f out, ridden and stayed on well final 110 yards, won at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul beating Able Master (10-0) by 2l, 8 ran.
Dubai Hills 12-1 (9-9) Held up behind, headway on outside 3f out, effort over 2f out to over 1f out, ridden and weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 9, 11l behind Frog Hollow (9-6) at York 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
King Torus (IRE) 25-1 (9-9) Tracked leader, led 2f out, ridden and edged right over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, held on near finish, won at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug beating Silver Rime (9-6) by nk, 7 ran.
Jo'burg (USA) 5-2fav (9-13) Tracked leader stands side, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, no chance with leaders final furlong, 5th of 9, 10l behind Extraterrestrial (9-7) at Newcastle 1m clm stks (6) gs in Aug.
Mushaakis (IRE) 11-8fav (9-7) Led, ridden over 2f out, soon headed, weakened approaching final furlong, last of 4, 13l behind Gabrial's Kaka (9-7) at Pontefract 1m 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Aug.
Hot Rod Mamma (IRE) 11-2 (9-2) Towards rear, headway over 2f out, chased winner over 1f out, kept on and no impression, 2nd of 12, 3 1/2l behind Aeronwyn Bryn (8-8) at Thirsk 1m flls hcp 0-85 (4) gs.