A number of these have decent claims but a speculative vote goes to one of the least exposed in TIGER JIM. He was only beaten a length at Newcastle on his handicap debut and can race off the same mark today. Cliff is another in with a shout now handicapping but Reggie Bond and Imperator Augustus were both beaten off higher marks last time having won their previous starts. The Dukkerer is up 6lb for winning at Ayr and Clumber Place carries a penalty having landed a double at the same track earlier this month. But Medam can race off a lower mark back on Turf and is another to consider.
Cliff (IRE) 7-1 (9-8) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, ridden 2f out, ridden and kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 9, 2 3/4l behind Duelling Dragon (9-5) at Redcar 7f mdn auc stks (5) gs.
Reggie Bond 13-2 (9-11) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 8th of 15, 3l behind Tanawar (9-4) at Redcar 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Imperator Augustus (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Dwelt, held up, ridden 2f out, not a danger when rider dropped whip 1f out, 5th of 6, 8l behind Al Khan (9-9) at Carlisle 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul.
Majestic Dream (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) With leaders, pushed along and weakened over 1f out, 11th of 15, 11l behind Arctic Feeling (8-13) at York 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Mister Marcasite 4-1 (8-13) Close up, ridden over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 8l behind Real Tigress (9-0) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Summer Dancer (IRE) 9-1 (8-12) Mid-division, never dangerous, 7th of 9, 7l behind Border Bandit (8-9) at Beverley 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Sep.
Tiger Jim 6-1fav (8-13) Towards rear, headway 2f out, kept on towards finish, 4th of 13, 1l behind Big Storm Coming (9-9) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Monel 5-2fav (9-3) Dwelt held up in touch, headway halfway, not clear run over 1f out, effort inside final furlong, not reach leaders, 3rd of 7, 1/2l behind Opt Out (8-13) at Ayr 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
The Dukkerer (IRE) 11-8fav (9-5) Mid-division, headway to lead 2f out, soon ridden, hard pressed over 1f out, stayed on well and in command inside final furlong, edged right final strides, won at Ayr 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul beating Berbice (8-2) by 1 3/4l, 7 ran.
Clumber Place 7-2 (10-0) Made all, ridden clear over 1f out, stayed on well, comfortably, won at Ayr 7f hcp 0-60 (6) sft beating Royal Duchess (9-6) by 3l, 9 ran.
Kisanji 20-1 (9-7) Dwelt in touch in rear, ridden 3f out, never on terms, 6th of 7, 9l behind Syros (9-6) at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Quasqazah 16-1 (9-6) Keen tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 27l behind Syros (9-6) at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Surround Sound 7-2fav (9-0) Tracked leaders, driven over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace in 3rd final furlong, no chance with front pair, 3rd of 8, 6l behind Hanalei Bay (9-10) at Hamilton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Medam 13-2 (9-2) Tracked leading pair on outside, went 2nd over 5f out, led well over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed and not quicken inside final furlong, just held on for 2nd, 2nd of 7, 4l behind Imaginary World (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f fll hcp (0-75) (3yo+) (5).