Hoppy's Flyer is yet to win a race but was probably a bit unlucky at Chester last time and has dropped to a very reasonable mark. Watts Up Son is improving, though his recent efforts have been on soft ground and these conditions may prove too quick for him. ELECTIONEEER has yet to prove he stays this trip but he's been going on strongly over shorter in his most recent starts and a chance is taken that he will be suited by the extra. Jaldarshaan may be the pick of the remainder.
Postman 12-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, short lived effort 3f out, soon beaten, last of 10, 28l behind Horatio Carter (8-13) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Watts Up Son 7-2 (8-4) Pressed leader, ridden over 3f out, driven to lead 2f out, stayed on gamely when pressed closing stages, always holding on, won at Carlisle 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft beating Barista (8-12) by nk, 8 ran.
Hoppy's Flyer (FR) 10-1 (8-7) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, soon chasing leaders, ran on inside final furlong to go 2nd close home, no chance with winner, 2nd of 13, 4 1/2l behind Illustrious Prince (9-2) at Chester 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Electioneer (USA) 10-1 (8-13) Held up, headway 4f out, ridden over 2f out, bumped over 1f out, stayed on, 3rd of 13, 2 1/4l behind Downhill Skier (8-10) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
No Quarter (IRE) 14-1 (8-8) Held up towards rear, struggling halfway, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 8th of 14, 9l behind Glenridding (9-11) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-80 (4) hvy in Aug.
Jaldarshaan (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) In touch on outside, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, weakened final furlong, 13th of 17, 11l behind Thinking (9-4) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Aug.
Tombellini (IRE) 8-1 (9-8) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 7l behind Whats For Pudding (8-0) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Aug.
Just Sam (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, no extra towards finish, 7th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Downhill Skier (8-10) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Too Many Questions (IRE) 18-1 (9-5) Made all under stand side rail, soon clear, pressed over 1f out, ridden and ran on, won at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gd beating Cool Water Oasis (9-4) by 2l, 11 ran.
Needwood Park 66-1 (9-6) Mid-division, ridden halfway, soon weakened, 10th of 12, 24l behind Circuitous (9-0) at Carlisle 6f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Aug.
Friday Night Lad (IRE) 40-1 (9-13) Held up towards rear, effort over 1f out, never dangerous, 6th of 9, 11l behind Louis The Pious (9-3) at Hamilton 6f mdn stks (5) gd in May.
Boga (IRE) 66-1 (8-7) Mid-division, ridden and effort over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, 8th of 9, 17l behind Sunnyside Tom (9-2) at Beverley 7f clm stks (5) gs in Aug.
Mujahope 40-1 (8-7) Towards rear and reminders, never dangerous, 10th of 15, 10l behind Song Of Parkes (9-7) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
Spin A Wish 28-1 (8-6) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 11, 17l behind Whats For Pudding (8-0) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Aug.
Peppercorn Rent (IRE) 33-1 (8-3) Raced keenly, soon led, headed over 2f out, weakened 1f out, 8th of 9, 7l behind Broctune Papa Gio (9-0) at Redcar 7f all hcp 0-70 (5) gd.