TISLAAM is in great form and looks the best call for this race as he looks for a hat-trick. The cheek-pieces have brought out the best in him in the last two races and they are applied again here. Although Alan McCabe's runner is carrying top weight he offers the most appeal in such good heart. Real Diamond has won here before and after a decent second over a furlong less here last time she has to be considered. Dhhamaan won here in July but he has shown very little subsequently.
Tislaam (IRE) 7-2fav (9-0) Tracked leaders, every chance entering final furlong, stayed on to lead towards finish, won at Pontefract 6f all hcp 0-70 (5) gd beating Kensington (8-11) by hd, 14 ran.
Safari Guide 9-1 (9-5) Took keen hold, chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 6th of 8, 12l behind Fault (9-10) at Folkestone 7f sell stks (6) sft in Aug.
Olympic Dream 12-1 (9-5) Chased leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, 6th of 13, 9l behind Castle Myth (9-0) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Real Diamond 12-1 (8-8) Chased winner throughout, ridden 2f out, kept to be clear 2nd, no chance with winner, 2nd of 12, 2 3/4l behind Mr Wolf (9-7) at Catterick 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
Tombellini (IRE) 10-1 (8-5) In touch, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 8th of 9, 19l behind Red Scintilla (8-13) at Newcastle 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Aug.
Not My Choice (IRE) 28-1 (9-4) Chased leader, led well over 2f out until well over 1f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 13, 6l behind Cavitie (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Aug.
Dhhamaan (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Led, hung left from over 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 9th of 11, 12l behind Social Rhythm (8-11) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Spavento (IRE) 9-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, hard ridden over 1f out, stayed on under pressure, nearest finish, 3rd of 12, 4 1/2l behind Aussie Blue (8-11) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Taborcillo 22-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 11, 9l behind Lees Anthem (9-0) at Ayr 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Aug.
Stoic Leader (IRE) 18-1 (8-10) Always in rear, 10th of 12, 9l behind Nufoudh (8-11) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Apr.
No Quarter (IRE) 8-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, one pace, 4th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Northern Flyer (9-0) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Needy Mccredie 15-8fav (8-12) Tracked winner stands side group until 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 13, 10l behind Bravely (9-2) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-55 (6) gd.
Piccolo Express 25-1 (9-1) In touch, ridden to chase leaders over 2f out, soon weakened, 9th of 13, 17l behind Castle Myth (9-0) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Hi Spec (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, headway when not clear run over 2f out, soon switched left, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 4l behind Exopuntia (8-11) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Aug.
Drinking Buddy 100-1 (8-4) Mid-division on outside, lost place over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 13, 45l behind Dolphin Rock (8-10) at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr.