There's a good turnout for the valuable final of this series and MARVO may be able to take the prize back down south by getting the better of Casino Night and Hippolytus. The last two were separated by just a neck over course and distance on the first of the month under similar conditions so have to rate highly although both have revised marks to deal with. Marvo finished down the field on his latest start but that came in a very competitive race at Brighton and this track should suit him better. The run was a little better than it looked whilst there was no disgrace in his previous effort at Sandown; the more testing ground holds no fears for him and his rider's 7lb claim could be invaluable. Mountain Cat has been in fine form but the ground is an issue, Doon Haymer is better than he showed last time but needs to be forgiven that run so Rosko looks to have sounder claims as he's at home on soft ground and brings a progressive profile into the race. Zabeel Tower is handicapped to go well and is running well enough but, crucially, has been struggling to put his head in front whilst Shadowtime and Tanforan have also been going well but the former doesn't win often enough and the latter may not be well enough treated. Talk Of Saafend has gone well here in the past and is well worth bearing in mind with mark and ground to suit whilst Petsas Pleasure and Stateside couldn't confidently be dismissed but Marvo's taken to lift the trophy.
Hippolytus 4-1 (9-6) Raced in rear, pushed along over 4f out, headway and not clear run over 2f out, soon switched left, every chance inside final furlong, no extra close home, 2nd of 9, nk behind Casino Night (9-2) at Hamilton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Marvo 5-1fav (9-7) Chased leaders, stayed on final furlong, no extra towards finish, 7th of 15, 7l behind My Gacho (9-5) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Casino Night 9-2 (9-2) Slowly into stride, soon mid-division, headway over 2f out, hard driven and led inside final furlong, kept on gamely, won at Hamilton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) sft beating Hippolytus (9-6) by nk, 9 ran.
Mountain Cat (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, led well over 1f out, headed approaching final furlong, one pace, 5th of 9, 3l behind Just Bond (9-5) at Redcar 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Doon Haymer (IRE) 3-1fav (9-12) Mid-division, outpaced over 3f out, some late headway, never dangerous, 4th of 9, 13l behind Casino Night (9-2) at Hamilton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Shy Glance (USA) 11-1 (9-5) Led, headed over 2f out, soon weakened, 8th of 9, 31l behind Casino Night (9-2) at Hamilton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Rosko 3-1fav (9-2) Held up towards rear, headway and not clear run over 3f out, soon pushed along and no impression, 4th of 9, 7l behind Reel Buddy Star (9-5) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Sarwin (USA) 6-4fav (10-2) Towards rear, effort over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 21l behind Desert Hunter (8-3) at Carlisle 1m app hcp (6) gf in Jun.
Zabeel Tower 3-1 (9-6) Tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, led narrowly inside final furlong, soon headed, no extra towards finish, 4th of 8, 2l behind Summer Dancer (9-13) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Shadowtime 11-2 (8-11) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Celtic Change (9-8) at Beverley 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Tanforan 8-1 (8-12) Took keen hold early, held up in touch, headway on outer over 2f out, ridden to chase winner final furlong, kept on under pressure, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Cool Ebony (9-10) at Windsor 1m app hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Talk of Saafend (IRE) 25-1 (8-0) Held up, headway over 1f out, ridden and stayed on to chase leaders final furlong, 3rd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Medici Pearl (9-10) at Hamilton 1m flls hcp 0-95 (3) gs.
Petsas Pleasure 6-1 (9-3) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, strongly challenged from just inside final furlong, stayed on gamely, won at Hamilton 1m hcap (5) gf in Jul beating Shadowtime (9-4) by shd, 6 ran.
Stateside (CAN) 6-1 (9-10) In touch, took keen hold, pushed along 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 8, 11l behind Umverti (10-0) at Pontefract 1m 4f flls hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Jul.
Primo Way 33-1 (8-10) Held up, headway over 3f out, led over 2f out, headed just inside final furlong, soon weakened, 3rd of 9, 6l behind Casino Night (9-2) at Hamilton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Forzarzi (IRE) 33-1 (8-9) Held up and keen, effort halfway, never dangerous, last of 11, well behind Mount Hadley (9-10) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul.