JACKDAY is taken to follow up on his recent success with both Abstract Folly and Baan worthy of mention. The selection confirmed his well being after winning over course and distance last time out. He is an out and out stayer and with conditions in his favour he will be difficult to oppose off only a three pound higher mark. Abstract Lady is winless in a long time but ran right back to her best after finishing an eye catching second to Bollin Judith at Redcar last time out. She is only one pound higher in the weights for her troubles so is sure to be in the shake up once again. Baan landed back to back victories at Yarmouth and Thirsk during the summer and was not beaten far at Pontefract last time out. He still looks potentially well treated so any market moves should be noted. Jackday is a course and distance winner who has conditions in his favour and is worth staying on the right side of for the time being.
Rare Ruby (IRE) 15-2 (8-13) Held up in touch, pushed along 4f out, effort under pressure over 2f out, went 3rd final furlong, kept on well towards finish, 3rd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Ascendant (8-13) at Haydock 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Sep.
Daltaban (FR) 50-1 (9-4) Chased leading pair, took closer order 10f out, ridden and weakened 4f out, 11th of 12, 42l behind Theola (8-8) at York 2m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Red Wine 20-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, one pace final furlong, 5th of 15, 8l behind Unawatuna (8-7) at Newcastle 2m hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
No Rules 13-2 (11-9) Close up, led far side 3f out until over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 14, 10l behind Kokkokila (11-0) at Goodwood 2m hcp (5) gs.
Baan (USA) 9-2 (9-4) Held up in touch, headway 3f out, chased winner over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace final furlong, lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 7, 5l behind Ragamuffin Man (10-0) at Pontefract 2m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Jackday (IRE) 6-4fav (9-8) Held up towards rear, headway over 4f out, went 2nd over 2f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Catterick 2m hcp 0-60 (6) gd beating Park's Prodigy (9-0) by 2l, 10 ran.
Agglestone Rock 8-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders and keen, saddle soon slipped, led after 3f and soon clear, headed over 3f out, soon weakened, 7th of 9, well behind No Rules (9-2) at Doncaster 2m app hcp (6) gs in Jul.
Nakoma (IRE) 25-1 (10-1) In touch, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to lead inside final furlong, won at Newcastle 1m 4f am hcp (6) gs beating Rudry World (9-13) by 1/2l, 13 ran.
Abstract Folly (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Slightly hampered start, held up in touch, not much room on inside 3f out, soon switched right, driven along and stayed on into modest 2nd entering final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 10, 5l behind Bollin Judith (8-3) at Redcar 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Sergeant Pink (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) In touch, ridden 4f out, driven and kept on same pace final 2f, 4th of 11, 9l behind Omokoroa (9-7) at Catterick 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Jul.
River Danube 66-1 (8-9) Mid-division, ridden over 3f out, soon beaten, 7th of 11, 17l behind Promise Maker (9-6) at Catterick 2m hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Sep.
Starbougg 16-1 (9-5) Held up, struggling from 4f out, 5th of 8, 20l behind Ice Bellini (8-12) at Newcastle 1m 4f mdn auc stks (6) hvy in Oct '08.
Rapid Desire (IRE) 33-1 (7-12) Held up mid-division, struggling from 4f out, 11th of 15, 15l behind Unawatuna (8-7) at Newcastle 2m hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Shanavaz 17-2 (8-2) Held up in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 8l behind Ingenue (8-2) at Catterick 2m hcp 0-60 (6) gd.