Monte Major ran better when finding Pegasus Dancer just a nose too good in a seller here last month and he has to be respected on that evidence but, without a win since June last year, he looks best watched and preference is for RANN NA CILLE, who gets the vote over Taboor. The last mentioned showed at Yarmouth in July that even at the age of 10, he is still capable of winning races and Robert Cowell's gelding remains on a fair mark only 2lbs higher. Rann Na Cille was only a length behind him that day though and is now 3lbs better in so the four-year-old is taken to reverse that form. Our Fugitive disappointed at Newmarket last time but has claims on earlier form, particularly on the Polytrack, so he has to be respected despite having to give weight away all round. Norma Macauley's Westwood Dawn has run well in two starts here last month and is another to consider but it is Rann Na Cille that gets the vote.
Our Fugitive (IRE) 14-1 (8-1) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 13th of 16, 7l behind Finsbury (8-0) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Desert Opal 8-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, behind when eased final furlong, last of 14, 23l behind Highland Warrior (9-6) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Aug.
Bobby Rose 8-1 (9-1) Always behind, ridden 2f out, no headway, last of 11, 16l behind Kyllachy Storm (8-3) at Goodwood 6f app hcp (5) sft in Aug.
Monte Major (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Went right start, chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, strong challenge inside final furlong, just failed, 2nd of 12, shd behind Pegasus Dancer (9-0) at Great Leighs 5f sll (5) pol in Aug.
Overstayed (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden along and headway over 1f out, ran on final furlong, 2nd of 17, 3/4l behind Lujiana (8-7) at Doncaster 5f app hcp (6) gd in Jul.
Senorita Parkes 18-1 (8-12) In touch, lost place halfway, soon beaten, 9th of 14, 15l behind Prescription (8-12) at Yarmouth 6f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gs in Aug.
Billy Red 8-1 (8-6) Held up in touch on rails, eased out inside final 2f, went 3rd and no impression final furlong, 3rd of 6, 4l behind Mandarin Spirit (8-10) at Folkestone 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
The Real Guru 40-1 (9-0) Always behind, 10th of 11, 37l behind Castano (8-13) at Salisbury 7f app hcp (5) sft in Aug.
Taboor (IRE) 16-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, every chance over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 3rd of 8, 2l behind dhtrs Russian Rocket (8-8) & Diane's Choice (9-8) at Yarmouth 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Aug.
Rann Na Cille (IRE) 5-1 (9-1) Led, ridden 2f out, headed entering final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 12, 3 1/2l behind Pegasus Dancer (9-0) at Great Leighs 5f sll (5) pol in Aug.
Kempsey 6-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 9l behind Music Box Express (8-7) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-50 (6) gd.
Jucebabe 9-1 (8-10) Slowly into stride, raced stands' side, chased leaders, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, 13th of 15, 16l behind Tyrannosaurus Rex (9-2) at Nottingham 5f hcp (6) gd in Aug.
Westwood Dawn 25-1 (7-13) Mid-division, ridden headway and hung left over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Shakespeare's Son (8-6) at Southwell 5f 3yo hcp (5) fbs.
Desert Dust 16-1 (9-9) Chased leaders stand's side group, weakened well over 1f out, 16th of 17, 11l behind The History Man (10-7) at Ayr 5f amt hcp (6) gd in Jul '07.