New Tarabela reverts to maiden company having placed in handicaps but a couple of these look capable of improving past him. Magic Music Man takes a further step up in trip after finishing third at Ripon but MISS CRYSTAL makes more appeal. She went close over today's trip at Thirsk back in May and the winner has gone in again since. A few of the older horses have been competing in bumpers and over hurdles and Georgian Firebird is preferred to Rock On Bollinski as both make their debuts on the Flat.
Joyful Star 66-1 (9-12) Held up mid-division, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 8, well behind Mount Shamsan (9-12) at Ripon 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gd.
Justcallhimbilly 25-1 (9-10) Behind, outpaced 4f out, never near leaders, 5th of 7, 13l behind Lockhart (9-5) at Pontefract 1m 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
On Vacation (IRE) 28-1 (11-1) Behind, struggling 6f out, soon lost touch, tailed off, 7th of 9, well behind Zeroeshadesofgrey (11-1) at Catterick 2m cond NH flat (5) sft in Jan.
Rock On Bollinski 9-2 (11-0) Chased leaders, effort well over 2f out, not run on, 4th of 6, 14l behind Mile House (11-2) at Southwell 2m NH flat (6) gd in Jul.
Bulas Belle 25-1 (9-12) Held up and behind early, stayed on from after 3 out, went 2nd flat, no chance with winner, 2nd of 7, 9l behind Izzini (10-2) at Sedgefield 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) sft in May.
Georgian Firebird 4-1 (10-11) Chased leaders in 3rd, smooth headway over 3f out, ridden to challenge over 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Oleohneh (11-4) at Sedgefield 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in Mar.
Primary Route (IRE) 15-2 (9-4) Led, headed 4f out, driven over 3f out, soon ridden, weakened 1f out, last of 8, 12l behind Raamz (9-7) at Hamilton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun.
Highway Pursuit 50-1 (7-12) Dwelt, in rear, effort over 3f out, never dangerous, 10th of 11, 31l behind Tower Power (9-7) at Ripon 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Knife Point (GER) 66-1 (8-11) Dwelt, always behind, 11th of 13, 28l behind Clear Mind (8-11) at Lingfield 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Jul.
Magic Music Man 20-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden and outpaced over 3f out, kept on final furlong, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Mount Shamsan (9-12) at Ripon 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gd.
New Tarabela 5-4fav (8-4) Chased winner, pushed along over 6f out, ridden over 3f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 6, 11l behind Stopped Out (9-9) at Beverley 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jul.
Miss Crystal 10-1 (8-4) Raced keenly, led, strongly pressed when hung left inside final furlong, headed final 50 yards, no extra in 3rd close home, 3rd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Tiger Lilly (8-4) at Thirsk 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gd in May.
Nagambie (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Dwelt, in touch, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 10, 31l behind Hymenaios (9-5) at Doncaster 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) sft in Mar.