Mirlo Blanco showed his first sign of promise at Chester and makes his handicap debut from a lowly mark. He's the type his trainer does so well with and should be kept on the right side while Bonnie Lesley was impeded at a crucial stage on her hat-trick attempt at York and the run should be forgiven. Red Avenger looks certain to make further progress after scoring over this trip at Warwick while Hunting Rights can't have been at his best over a mile at Newmarket after completing a double over today's trip. HIPSTER was caught in the dying strides by I'm Back at Newmarket where he didn't quite last out the stiff 7f. He's on the same mark here and gets the nod though Bravo Youmzain and Regal Dan are others to consider in a tight nursery.
Shahdaroba (IRE) 40-1 (8-11) Held up towards rear, outpaced over 1f out, never dangerous, 8th of 19, 5l behind Hototo (9-2) at York 6f 2yo aut (2) gf in Aug.
Hunting Rights (USA) 13-8fav (9-7) With leader, ridden over 2f out, edged right over 1f out, weakened final furlong, last of 5, 12l behind Law Enforcement (9-6) at Newmarket 1m 2yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Aug.
Red Avenger (USA) 9-2 (9-3) Carried right soon after start, tracked leaders, went 2nd over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Warwick 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Aug beating Tamarkuz (9-3) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.
Bravo Youmzain (IRE) 9-2 (9-3) Prominent, took keen hold, went 2nd 2f out, stayed on, no impression on winner, 2nd of 11, 2 3/4l behind Cour Valant (9-3) at Nottingham 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Aug.
Hipster 7-1 (8-10) Tracked leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, soon hard ridden, headed inside final furlong, kept on well, 3rd of 8, 3/4l behind I'm Back (8-11) at Newmarket 7f 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Aug.
Regal Dan (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride, held up, headway over 3f out, not clear run from 2f out until over 1f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, ran on, closing on 2nd close home, 3rd of 14, 1l behind Mary's Daughter (8-4) at York 6f 2yo hcp (2) gd in Aug.
Bonnie Lesley (IRE) 7-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, headway over 3f out to chase leaders, badly hampered over 1f out when staying on, kept on to take 4th towards finish, 4th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Old Man Clegg (7-10) at York 7f 2yo hcp (2) gs in Aug.
Prince Regal 16-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, not much room over 4f out, stayed on same pace from over 1f out, 6th of 14, 5l behind Mary's Daughter (8-4) at York 6f 2yo hcp (2) gd in Aug.
Claude Greenwood 10-1 (8-12) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra towards finish, last of 4, 3 1/2l behind Glass Office (9-4) at Kempton 6f 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Aug.
Mirlo Blanco (IRE) 50-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, staying on when not clear run and switched right inside final furlong, went 3rd near finish, 3rd of 8, 3l behind Becky Lou (8-12) at Chester 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd.
Naughtybychoice 22-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, went 3rd halfway, ridden well over 1f out, weakened and lost 3rd over 1f out, 4th of 6, 13l behind Poetic Princess (8-4) at Southwell 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) fbs in Jul.