Absolutely Bygones won by 16 lengths at Hexham in June but was beaten under a penalty at Perth in August and this looks more competitive. Kauto Alcazar should improve on his third at Sedgefield while Rinnagree Rosie was only beaten half-a-length at Hexham in May but one or two of the newcomers may have more scope. Aura Bora, Just Tyn and Spitz could all be useful but the vote goes to Malcolm Jefferson's ENCHANTED GARDEN, who has a Flat pedigree and may simply have more speed than his rivals today.
Absolutely Bygones (IRE) 4-1 (11-7) Tracked leader, led over 3f out, headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 7, 7l behind Mister Pagan (10-11) at Perth 2m NH flat (5) sft in Aug.
Aura Bora (USA) North Light gelding out of A Rose For Chris.
Bop Along (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Twrdsr rr,11th halfway,prog 5out,ko one pcd, 4th of 11, 8l behind Opera Eile (11-4) at Ballysteen 3m ire ptp gd in Apr.
Caledonia Sulamani gelding out of Vanessa Bell.
Enchanted Garden Sulamani gelding out of Calachuchi.
Just Cameron 4-1 (11-4) Held up in mid-division, pushed along 5f out, plugged on final 2f, went 4th entering final furlong, 4th of 12, 13l behind Gonow (10-3) at Sedgefield 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in Mar.
Just Tyn (IRE) Westerner gelding out of Christian Cullen.
Karingo Karinga Bay gelding out of Wild Happening.
Kauto Alcazar (FR) 8-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, challenged 5f out, outpaced by front pair over 1f out, 3rd of 7, 11l behind Kolaphos (11-0) at Sedgefield 2m 1f NH flat (6) gf in Aug.
Regal Ramirez Needwood Blade gelding out of Beverley Hills.
Spitz (FR) Enrique gelding out of Spezzia.
Maggie Blue (IRE) 18-1 (9-12) Held up mid-division, weakened over f out, tailed off, 8th of 11, well behind Wolf Shield (11-4) at Carlisle 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in Mar.
Rinnagree Rosie 25-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders in 3rd, pushed along over 3f out, chased winner over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, just held towards finish, 2nd of 5, 1/2l behind Dotties Dilema (10-5) at Hexham 2m NH flat (6) sft in May.
Watchmego Supreme Sound filly out of One Stop.