NORTHERN FLYER had Peter's Gift and Ursus behind at Newcastle last time out and he is 4lb higher in the ratings as a result, so the losers on that occasion may close the gap. However, the vote goes the way of the John Quinn four-year-old as he looks to have found more since losing to Mr Chocolate Drop at Redcar in July. Mr Chocolate Drop is in good form at the moment with two close seconds on the all-weather and a win at Redcar on fast ground when last seen on the turf. He is 9lb higher on the turf though than that most recent win and a drop back in trip is questionable. So the vote goes to Northern Flyer.
Cutting Comments 10-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 12, 9l behind Divertimenti (8-5) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Northern Flyer (GER) 6-1 (9-0) Chased leader, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, won at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd beating Hot Rod Mamma (8-8) by 1/2l, 14 ran.
Fuzzy Cat 15-2 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden and edged right over 2f out, carried left over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 12, 10l behind Divertimenti (8-5) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Peter's Gift (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, soon weakened, 5th of 14, 5l behind Northern Flyer (9-0) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
My One Weakness (IRE) 5-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 3f out, ridden 2f out, no extra towards finish, 6th of 14, 3l behind Cherry Bee (9-4) at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Ursus 40-1 (9-8) Mid-division, ridden to chase leaders over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 14, 7l behind Northern Flyer (9-0) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Mr Chocolate Drop (IRE) 7-2fav (9-7) Mid-division, took keen hold, headway over 1f out, ridden to lead entering final furlong, headed towards finish, 2nd of 10, nk behind Woolston Ferry (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Olympic Ceremony 33-1 (9-6) Steadied start, held up, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 11l behind Henry Morgan (9-2) at Hamilton 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Aug.
Chookie Avon 18-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders on outside of field, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 10l behind Monte Mayor One (8-13) at Ayr 6f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jul.
This Ones For Eddy 12-1 (9-1) Towards rear centre group, ridden over 2f out, stayed on from over 1f out, 4th of 13, 6l behind Bravely (9-2) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-55 (6) gd.
Piste 33-1 (9-2) Reared start, towards rear centre group, ridden and headway over 2f out, no impression from over 1f out, 12th of 13, 13l behind Bravely (9-2) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-55 (6) gd.
Avoncreek 33-1 (10-2) Took keen hold, led over 2f out, prominent, ridden over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 2 1/2l behind Mr Udagawa (10-6) at Chester 7f am hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Tanley 33-1 (9-0) Always in rear, 11th of 12, 13l behind Emiratesdotcom (9-8) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (6) pol.
Ten To The Dozen 80-1 (8-4) Missed break and stumbled start, behind, headway over 2f out, chased leading pair over 1f out until inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, 4th of 10, 9l behind Moody Tunes (9-8) at Newcastle 1m clm stks (6) gs in Aug.
Barton Bounty 66-1 (8-7) Towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, soon ridden, weakened over 2f out, 11th of 14, 21l behind Cherry Bee (9-4) at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf.