Dark Opal scored on her handicap debut over 5f at Newcastle and is fancied to confirm running with fourth placed Cumbrian Craic. Lady Moonlight seems to be treading water now after winning a couple of times and needs to step up but Cuisine looks to have dropped to a winning mark on his latest second at Wolverhampton. POPPY BOND was straight enough to score at the first time of asking back in May. She's having her first start since but beat subsequent three-time winner Liber in soft ground at Redcar and is likely to have improved since. Ena Sharples won a seller at Ripon last time and should go well along with Mixed Message.
Dark Opal (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders centre group, led center group 2f out, kept on to lead overall towards finish, won at Newcastle 5f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Aug beating La Sylphe (9-5) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Cumbrian Craic 12-1 (9-7) Led centre group, headed by center group 2f out, one pace, 4th of 8, 1 3/4l behind Dark Opal (9-4) at Newcastle 5f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Aug.
Lady Moonlight (IRE) 7-4fav (9-2) Tracked leaders on outside, took keen hold, led 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 4l behind Penny Garcia (9-2) at Hamilton 6f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Aug.
French Press (IRE) 6-1 (9-4) With leader, ridden and every chance from 2f out, led briefly inside final furlong, not pace of winner, 2nd of 12, 1l behind Hoarding (9-7) at Lingfield 7f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Cuisine (IRE) 15-2 (9-3) Steadied start, took keen hold chasing leaders on outside, headway 2f out, edging left from over 1f out, ridden and every chance when hung left inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Avec Rose (9-1) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol.
Red Style (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear and keen, headway and hung left over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 7, 7l behind Majestic Moon (9-3) at Ayr 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Jul.
Multisure 15-8 (9-3) Chased leaders, headway to challenge over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 7, 4l behind Welliesinthewater (9-3) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Aug.
Poppy Bond 16-1 (8-12) Slowly away, went right start, in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on to led last 100 yards, won at Redcar 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) sft in May beating Liber (9-3) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Majestic Jess (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Dwelt raced wide, in touch, ridden halfway, never a factor, 6th of 9, 12l behind Fat Gary (9-3) at Chester 5f 2yo mdn (3) sft in May.
Ena Sharples 5-2fav (8-11) Chased leaders, led over 2f out, clear entering final furlong, kept on well, won at Ripon 6f 2yo sll (6) gd in Aug beating Sojoum (8-11) by 2 1/4l, 11 ran.
Mixed Message (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Held up, pushed along halfway, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Spithead (8-13) at Lingfield 7f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
Delores Rocket 12-1 (9-6) Slow into stride towards rear, ridden 3f out, headway over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 8l behind Bonnie Lesley (9-4) at Ayr 7f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jul.
Baker's Pursuit 40-1 (8-12) In rear and outpaced, last of 6, 18l behind Hototo (9-3) at Ayr 5f 2yo mdn (4) gf in May.
Municipal (IRE) 7-2fav (9-4) Tracked leader until ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 10th of 12, 11l behind Meet Me Halfway (9-6) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Aug.
Baraboy (IRE) 13-2 (8-6) Mid-division on outer, headway over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 2l behind Wordsaplenty (8-6) at Catterick 7f 2yo sll (6) gd in Aug.
Ryedale Valley 9-2 (8-0) Chased leader, ridden over 2f out, hung left over 1f out, staying on same pace and held when carried left inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Avec Rose (9-1) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol.
Only For You 50-1 (8-1) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Skidby Mill (8-8) at Thirsk 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd.