SALVATORE FURY was all at sea on soft ground at Ayr last week but boasted solid form on this quicker surface earlier and, providing recent exertions haven't taken their toll, looks worth an interest here. Lothair is bidding for a four-timer and has to be respected despite racing off another new career-high mark but Roker Park has become disappointing and Sikelly remains high enough in the weights. Perfect Pasture won easily at Hamilton last time, however, and is still relatively unexposed in comparison to some of the others.
Roker Park (IRE) 11-2fav (9-7) Mid-division, driven to chase leaders 2f out, never on terms, weakened inside final furlong, 14th of 15, 9l behind Ashpan Sam (9-10) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Silkelly 10-1 (9-5) Pressed winner, ridden over 2f out, edged left over 1f out, ran on, lost 2nd final strides, 3rd of 6, 1l behind Prince Regal (9-2) at Epsom Downs 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Just The Tonic 14-1 (9-6) Raced far side, chased leaders, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 10, 10l behind Who's Shirl (9-5) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
Lothair (IRE) 3-1fav (10-0) Prominent, led over 1f, ridden inside final furlong, ran on, won at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-55 (6) gs beating Graceful Act (9-2) by 1 1/4l, 15 ran.
Beau Amadeus (IRE) 11-2 (8-9) With leader, took keen hold, led halfway, ridden 2f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on and no impression on winner, 2nd of 7, 3l behind Indego Blues (8-11) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
Dark Opal (IRE) 9-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden and close up over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 13, 4l behind Master Bond (9-5) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Salvatore Fury (IRE) 11-1 (9-6) In touch far side group, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 16th of 20, 9l behind Boris Grigoriev (9-4) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Perfect Pasture 6-1 (8-5) Raced alone on stands' side rail, led overall 2f out, ridden inside final furlong, ran on well, drew clear final 110 yards, won at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug beating Tom Sawyer (8-9) by 3 1/2l, 9 ran.
Rust (IRE) 5-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 16, 3l behind Who's Shirl (9-9) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
See Clearly 17-2 (8-13) Chased leaders, every chance 2f out, weakened over 1f out, eased inside final furlong, 13th of 14, 22l behind Barkston Ash (9-4) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.