The Osteopath is still fairly treated on his best form, despite picking up a penalty for scoring at Haydock. Michael Dods' eight-year-old is one for the short-list in this finale alongside Climaxfortackle, third at the same track last week. The ground may not be quick enough for Violent Velocity, however, and Ay Tay Tate is better over further. Nolecce will enjoy the ground and Muftarres sees out this trip well enough and could improve a little for the fitting of blinkers but there are still races to be won with OH SO SAUCY. Chris Wall's mare is steadily dropping down the weights despite some decent efforts of late and is now a pound lower than when successful at Newbury in September last year - this is her best chance since.
The Osteopath (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Mid-division, headway 3f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Haydock 1m hcp 0-75 (5) hvy beating Maz (8-1) by 1 3/4l, 13 ran.
Tewin Wood 9-1 (9-7) Led 2f, tracked leader, led again over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 13, 1 3/4l behind Dr Wintringham (9-3) at Warwick 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Miss Beat (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) In rear, hung right 2f out, never a factor, 7th of 11, 16l behind Quite Sparky (9-4) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in May.
Oh So Saucy 6-1 (9-12) Disputed lead until led over 5f out, headed over 2f out, soon one pace, 5th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Miss Bootylishes (9-5) at Windsor 1m flls hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Aug.
Horatio Carter 5-1 (9-1) Raced wide mid-division, headway over 3f out, ridden to chase leader over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 13, 48l behind The Osteopath (9-4) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-75 (5) hvy.
Violent Velocity (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Held up mid-division, headway over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, always well held, 2nd of 14, 2 1/4l behind Shotley Mac (9-3) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Sep.
Cono Zur (FR) 28-1 (8-4) Close up, challenged over 3f out, led well over 2f out, soon ridden, headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 9th of 16, 11l behind Kiwi Bay (9-4) at Redcar 1m hcp (3) gf.
Chosen Forever 50-1 (9-7) In rear, ridden 3f out, never near leaders, 8th of 12, 6l behind Blue Moon (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Bloodsweatandtears 9-2 (9-4) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, went 3rd well over 1f out, kept on, no extra towards finish, 5th of 10, 2 1/4l behind Elijah Pepper (9-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Muftarres (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) In touch, ridden 2f out, effort to press leader entering final furlong, kept on one pace, 3rd of 13, 4l behind Dr Wintringham (9-3) at Warwick 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Marvo 10-1 (9-1) Held up, ridden 3f out, no impression, 8th of 10, 15l behind Hot Rod Mamma (9-10) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sep.
Gallego 33-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride, took keen hold in mid-division, headway on outside 6f out, chased leader halfway, weakened well over 1f out, 14th of 15, 13l behind Tartan Gigha (9-10) at Leicester 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Cyflymder (IRE) 13-2 (9-7) Dwelt, pushed along in rear, ridden over 2f out, one pace and no impression, 4th of 6, 9l behind Sabratha (9-4) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Jul.
Ay Tay Tate (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Dwelt, soon hard driven to track leaders, led over 3f out, ridden clear over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 15, 2 1/2l behind Betteras Bertie (9-1) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.
Nolecce 10-1 (8-13) Held up in last pair, pushed along on outside over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 5th of 7, 2l behind Avon River (9-6) at Kempton 1m 3f clm stks (6) pol.
Climaxfortackle (IRE) 28-1 (8-9) Dwelt towards rear, headway 3f out, ridden to chase leaders over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 3rd of 13, 4l behind Smart Step (8-4) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-75 (5) hvy.
Tapis Libre 10-1 (8-11) Prominent, ridden 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 5th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Amoya (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.
Afrikaans (IRE) 40-1 (9-3) Led, pushed along over 5f out, headed 3f out, no extra final furlong, 3rd of 6, 6l behind Ampleforth (9-3) at Hamilton 1m 1f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) sft in Sep.
Circus Star (USA) 12-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, lost place well over 2f out, 13th of 16, 33l behind Abriachan (9-2) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.