Bunce complicates matters as he was due to run at Musselburgh last night. He has a chance if taking part given he beat Hazelrigg at Ayr last month and Gottcher and Classy Anne at Musselburgh in June. The latter now looks in the handicapper's grip but MEDICI TIME has slipped down the weights and went close at Beverley last time. He found only Mister Manannan too good and the latter has won again since. Tim Easterby's charge is preferred to recent Musselburgh winner Windforpower while Slim Chance may prove best of the remainder on her earlier win at Carlisle.
Bunce (IRE) 15-2 (8-12) In touch, headway to lead approaching final furlong, ridden and ran on, won at Ayr 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jul beating Midnight Dynamo (8-13) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.
Hazelrigg (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Close up, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Bunce (8-12) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jul.
Captain Royale (IRE) 22-1 (9-10) In touch, ridden and no impression final furlong, 9th of 14, 7l behind Head Space (9-11) at Doncaster 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul.
Gottcher 16-1 (9-6) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 6, 16l behind Space Artist (9-11) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Medici Time 18-1 (9-1) Towards rear, ridden 2f out, headway approaching final furlong, ran on, not reach winner, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Mister Manannan (9-8) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul.
Slim Chance (IRE) 10-1 (9-12) Held up behind, ridden and headway on outside over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 10, 5l behind Majestic Manannan (9-6) at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Windforpower (IRE) 5-2fav (9-9) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on, won at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul beating Pavers Star (8-5) by hd, 7 ran.
Classy Anne 5-2fav (9-7) Chased leaders, driven over 2f out, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, kept on, just held, 2nd of 10, hd behind Fredricka (9-7) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
Ingenti 5-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders in 3rd, led 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, weakened towards finish, 5th of 8, 2 1/2l behind Salvatore Fury (9-10) at Carlisle 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Pitt Rivers 40-1 (8-10) Towards rear stand side, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 3l behind Rise To Glory (9-0) at Ayr 6f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Oct.