Talk Of Saafend had been a revelation during the earlier part of the summer though the likelihood of soft ground tempers enthusiasm and we elect to look elsewhere. Wheyaye appreciated bottomless conditions at Hexham and while we can't discount Val Jackson's mare from running another bold race she may have to give best to DESOLAIT. It does have to be of some concern that Nigel Twiston-Davies' mare ran so poorly at the track last year, but the fact that she was then absent for almost a year suggests something may have been amiss. She accounted for Glaced Over when the pair met at Hexham over a shorter trip and though Raymond Sheils' runner is 2lb better off at the weights, she remains a maiden after 21 starts.
Wheyaye 7-2 (10-7) Tracked leader, led after 2 out, clear last, eased towards finish, won at Hexham 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Jun beating Almutaham (10-12) by 14l, 5 ran.
Groovy Dancer 10-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders, weakened after 3 out, 7th of 10, 36l behind Inoogoo (11-1) at Perth 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in May.
Desolait 11-4fav (11-11) Held up, not fluent 2nd or 6th, headway next, jumped right 3 out, went 2nd approaching 2 out, no impression, mistake last, 2nd of 7, 7l behind Southway Star (11-4) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mrs hcp hdl (0-105) (4) hvy.
Talk of Saafend (IRE) 7-4fav (11-2) Held up, took keen hold, headway after 4th, outpaced after 3 out, weakened before next, 5th of 7, 19l behind Iktiview (10-0) at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft.
Ishismart 10-1 (10-4) Mid-division, took keen hold, headway 2 out, went 3rd approaching last, stayed on same pace, no threat to front pair, 3rd of 10, 12l behind The Tiddly Tadpole (11-12) at Hereford 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Jun.
Glaced Over 20-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 2 out, pushed along before last, led run-in, kept on and headed towards finish, 2nd of 13, 1 1/2l behind Desolait (11-5) at Hexham 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Jun.
Harrys Whim 5-4fav (10-0) Led, joined 5th, headed after 2 out, soon ridden, no extra run-in, 2nd of 8, 7l behind Talk Of Saafend (10-9) at Market Rasen 2m 3f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jun.
Grethel (IRE) 25-1 (9-11) Mid-division, hit 4th, ridden after next, soon behind, tailed off, 10th of 12, well behind Illysantachristina (10-3) at Uttoxeter 2m mrs hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Nov.