With only a couple of wins to his name at the start of the season, the eight-year-old Jebel Tara has managed to rattle up five victories this year. He may be in the handicapper's grip now though and Spavento also remains 5lb higher than his previous highest winning mark. The latter wasn't beaten far at Redcar last time but ARGAKI went even closer when failing by only a head over track and trip on his latest start. He makes more appeal than the other recent course and distance winner Wellingrove and gets the nod. Ted's Brother finished ahead of Jebel Tara at Carlisle last time and could prove best of the rest.
Jebel Tara 10-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 5l behind Dream Walker (8-9) at Carlisle 7f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Jul.
Satanic Beat (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, weakening when not clear run briefly over 2f out, 9th of 12, 10l behind Now My Sun (8-12) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Spavento (IRE) 14-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, driven and headway inside final 2f, ridden to chase winner inside final furlong, kept on, held towards finish, 2nd of 5, 1 1/4l behind Malekat Jamal (10-0) at Redcar 1m flls hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Argaki (IRE) 5-2fav (8-11) Held up towards rear, headway over 4f out, pushed along 3f out to chase leaders, chased winner entering final furlong, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 7, hd behind Prince Jock (10-0) at Hamilton 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Dubious Escapade (IRE) 4-1 (9-13) Treacked leaders, outpaced over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, never on terms, 5th of 6, 15l behind Silver Rime (9-11) at Hamilton 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
High Resolution 8-1 (9-12) Slowly into stride, held up in 6th, pushed along and effort from over 2f out, no impression, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 9l behind Wellingrove (9-2) at Hamilton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Ted's Brother (IRE) 3-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, headway over 1f out, kept on, 3rd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Dream Walker (8-9) at Carlisle 7f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Jul.
Pivotman 6-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, ridden and some headway over 1f soon weakened, 7th of 9, 7l behind Oetzi (9-2) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Wellingrove (IRE) 5-2fav (9-2) Made all, ridden final furlong, stayed on well, won at Hamilton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul beating Janna's Jingle (9-2) by 1l, 7 ran.
Ingleby Symphony (IRE) 4-1 (8-4) Led for 2f, chased winner until well over 1f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 6, 11l behind Huffoof (8-5) at Pontefract 1m 2f flls hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Dark Ocean (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Last pair, never involved, last of 8, 10l behind Pomology (9-7) at Kempton 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Jul.