Ashpan Sam popped up at 14/1 last time with a cosy win at Thirsk. This looks tougher under a penalty while Ambitious Boy steps up a grade off a 5lb higher mark after scoring here last month. HADAJ makes more appeal on the back of a victory at Newmarket as Ruth Carr's charge had gone close over track and trip before that and he gets the nod. Light From Mars is another to consider having failed by only a head to catch Crew Cut at Newmarket on his first start for new connections.
Ashpan Sam 14-1 (9-10) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, won at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug beating George Fenton (8-5) by 4l, 15 ran.
Xilerator (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Raced wide tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 13, 16l behind Laffan (9-5) at Chester 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Aug.
Light From Mars 20-1 (9-6) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, headway to lead over 1f out, headed final strides, 2nd of 14, hd behind Crew Cut (9-4) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Best Trip (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Raced far side, chased leader, ridden over 1f out, kept on to hold 3rd in group but not pace of leading duo on near side, 5th of 20, 4 1/2l behind Clear Spring (9-7) at Ripon 6f hcp (2) gd in Aug.
Hadaj 7-2fav (9-4) Led, headed narrowly over 3f out, led again 2f out, driven and stayed on well final furlong, won at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug beating Midnight Rider (9-11) by 1 1/2l, 11 ran.
Agerzam 13-8fav (9-7) Switched left after start, tracked leading pair, driven and one pace when edged left over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, eased close home, 4th of 5, 3 1/2l behind Badr Al Badoor (9-7) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Aug.
Angelito 7-1 (9-10) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, not reach leaders, 8th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Right Touch (9-3) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Aug.
Evens And Odds (IRE) 33-1 (9-4) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 10, 10l behind If So (9-9) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-80 (4) std in Aug.
Rio's Pearl 13-2 (9-0) Tracked leader, ridden to lead narrowly inside final furlong, headed and outpaced final 100 yards, 2nd of 5, 1 1/2l behind Badr Al Badoor (9-7) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Aug.
Showboating (IRE) 8-1 (9-8) Dwelt, behind, outpaced over 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on well on outside final furlong, nearest finish, 6th of 14, 2 3/4l behind Right Touch (9-3) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Aug.
Ambitious Boy 7-1 (9-12) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, ran on strongly to lead inside final furlong, pushed out, won at Haydock 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug beating Rich Again (9-5) by 3/4l, 14 ran.
Eland Ally 20-1 (9-0) Chased leaders in centre, pushed along halfway, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Bondi Beach Boy (9-5) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.