Rythmic arrives on the back of a win at Newcastle but she'd prefer faster ground. LUCTOR EMERGO will be perfectly at home, however, and is only 3lb higher than when winning the last leg of hat-trick at Ayr in July. Keith Dalgleish's charge ran well in a much better race at Carlisle last time and looks the one to be on. Red Tyke is a winner in soft ground and scored over hurdles earlier this month and he makes more appeal than both Vexillum and Echo Of Footsteps, despite the latter going close on good going at Newcastle last week.
Rythmic 11-2 (9-0) Led early, pressed leader, led again over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on well final furlong, won at Newcastle 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd beating Seven Veils (9-4) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.
Luctor Emergo (IRE) 8-1 (7-13) Tracked leaders , ridden over 2f out, went 3rd last 100 yards, 3rd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Red Orator (8-2) at Carlisle 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Aug.
Vexillum (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 2f out, soon switched left, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 4l behind Wayne Manor (9-7) at Kempton 2m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Aug.
Echo Of Footsteps 22-1 (9-3) Mid-division in touch, headway over 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, soon ridden, stayed on to challenge and every chance inside final furlong, just held, 2nd of 15, shd behind Cadgers Brig (9-10) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Quiet Appeal (IRE) 5-2fav (9-2) Led, took keen hold, headed over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 11, 29l behind Iceman George (9-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Red Tyke (IRE) 10-1 (8-3) Held up, struggling 4f out, headway over 1f out, never on terms with leaders, 5th of 12, 14l behind Passion Planet (9-5) at Newcastle 1m 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Lochluichart (IRE) 100-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, in rear, well beaten over 4f out, 8th of 9, 35l behind Centrifugal (9-3) at Musselburgh 7f mdn stks (5) gf.