Orions Hero was unfancied on fast going at Ayr last time but only lost out by the narrowest of margins. He's capable of going one better but today's slower ground is a worry and a chance is taken on the newcomer BRAVO RAGAZZO. He's a brother to a duel winner and a half-brother to three others and the Pivotal colt may well be good enough to score on his debut. Miss Mocca showed some ability on her first start as did Alkcama but both will need a big step forward to come out best.
Alkcama (IRE) 40-1 (8-9) Pulled hard and held up in rear, switched right over 1f out, headway green and hung left soon after, kept on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Beat The Tide (8-11) at Newcastle 7f 2yo mdn aut (4) gf in Jul.
Bravo Ragazzo (IRE) Pivotal colt out of Kitza.
Clarendale (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Towards rear and pushed along, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 9, 16l behind Bachotheque (9-3) at Carlisle 6f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Aug.
Elusive Thought 9-1 (9-3) Dwelt, towards rear, effort over 1f out, never dangerous, 5th of 9, 19l behind Melody Of Love (8-12) at Ripon 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Aug.
French Revolution 100-1 (9-3) Dwelt, in rear and outpaced, never dangerous, 13th of 14, 20l behind Al Mukhdam (9-3) at Newcastle 7f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Aug.
Gambino (IRE) 200-1 (9-0) Dwelt, mid-division, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 10th of 11, 20l behind Ribaat (9-3) at Haydock 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Aug.
Orions Hero (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden and effort inside final 2f, stayed on to lead final 110 yards, hard pressed towards finish, headed post, 2nd of 10, ns behind Bee Brave (8-12) at Ayr 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Aug.
Tobacco 20-1 (8-12) In rear, outpaced 3f out, never dangerous, 9th of 11, 12l behind Emperatriz (8-12) at Newcastle 7f 2yo mdn (4) sft in Aug.
Topamichi 66-1 (8-12) Dwelt headway to track leader over 4f out, ridden and every chance when hung left 2f out, soon weakened, last of 8, 10l behind Makafeh (9-3) at Yarmouth 7f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Jul.
Miss Mocca 14-1 (8-3) Slowly into stride, chased leaders, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 7, 2 3/4l behind Alcando (8-11) at Bath 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Aug.