Plenty of C&D winners in this including SPARKING, whose two Turf victories have been here. Tom Dascombe's mare is just 4lb higher than when scoring on heavy ground in July and Ross Atkinson's claim can help her score again. Ambitious Icarus is still a maiden after 14 starts and Richard Guest's charge is still looking a few pounds high while Rock Canyon, another whose two career victories have come on the track, isn't in the best of form and was engaged here yesterday. Jebel Tara hardly ever wins and Ptolemy ran a shocker at Thirsk last time but Reason To Believe would have a chance at his best as his two victories have been from higher marks than this.
Sparking 10-1 (8-7) Pressed winner, ridden over 3f out, lost place over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 8l behind Fillionaire (9-5) at Ffos Las 6f flls hcp 0-80 (4) sft.
Northern Bolt 16-1 (8-9) Reminders soon after start, detatched in rear, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 6th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Ingleby Star (8-8) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Ambitious Icarus 14-1 (9-2) Behind, headway towards far side 2f out, soon chased leaders, ridden and stayed on to take 3rd final 75 yards, not reached front pair, 3rd of 13, 1l behind Middleton Flyer (8-7) at Newcastle 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Ptolemy 11-2 (8-11) Prominent, ridden and weakened over 2f out, last of 8, 29l behind Daddy Warbucks (9-3) at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
Reason To Believe (IRE) 7-1 (10-0) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, never on terms, 9th of 16, 5l behind Spread Boy (9-9) at Carlisle 6f ladies hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Aug.
Rock Canyon (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Towards rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 4l behind Blue Shoes (9-1) at Carlisle 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Aug.
Jebel Tara 7-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, driven over 3f out, stayed on to lead inside final 2f, ridden and headed inside final furlong, no extra, 4th of 9, 6l behind Summer Dancer (9-7) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Cheery Cat (USA) 12-1 (8-3) Mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, no impression, 10th of 13, 7l behind Medam (8-11) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol.
Illawalla 100-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Burnwynd Boy (8-12) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.
Lady Of Edge 22-1 (7-11) Chased leaders over 3f, soon weakened, 11th of 12, 13l behind July Days (9-6) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Aug.