SHADES OF SILVER is one of the more obvious choices in a low grade contest. He's a winner without a penalty, having landed an apprentices' race at Nottingham last week, and gets the vote on that basis. Newcastle winner Gabrial The Thug is not out of this dropped in class while Mcmonagle finished a lot closer at Redcar, having slipped down the weights. Tunnel Tiger also posted a better effort when runner-up at Yarmouth recently and Sheer Poetry has more scope than most.
Gabrial The Thug (FR) 8-1 (7-11) Chased leaders, soon chased leader, ridden over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 6th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Spanish Plume (8-8) at Chester 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Teide Peak (IRE) 10-1 (9-10) Steadied start, held up in rear, ridden 3f out, never in contention, 8th of 13, 9l behind Botanist (9-1) at Leicester 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
Mcmonagle (USA) 40-1 (9-1) Chased leader until 3f out, chased leading pair, ridden and every chance 2f out, soon chasing winner, keeping on same pace when not much room on rails inside final furlong, lost 2nd final 75 yards, 3rd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Mixed Message (9-1) at Redcar 1m 2f sell stks (6) gf in Jul.
Shades of Silver 11-4fav (9-2) Chased leaders, pushed along 4f out, led over 3f out, hard pressed over 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong, pushed out, won at Nottingham 1m 2f app hcp 0-60 (6) gd beating Lord Of The Storm (8-13) by 3 1/2l, 8 ran.
My Renaissance 2-1fav (9-6) Mid-division, weakened over 4f out, last of 9, 29l behind Glennten (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Apr.
Mercury Magic 12-1 (9-4) In rear, ridden 6f out, plugged on from over 1f out, no chance with winner, 4th of 10, 8l behind Windy Citi (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Tunnel Tiger (IRE) 4-1 (8-8) Keen, tracked winner, ridden over 2f out, challenged inside final furlong, unable to quicken towards finish, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Nifty Kier (8-9) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul.
Sofias Number One (USA) 6-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders until lost place over 4f out, ridden when headway over 1f out, kept on, 3rd of 8, 9l behind Pearl Nation (9-9) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-85 (4) fbs.
Hidden Asset 6-1 (9-1) Always in rear, 10th of 12, 22l behind See Clearly (9-3) at Southwell 7f hcp (6) fbs.
Sheer Poetry (IRE) 16-1 (8-2) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, every chance over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 4th of 9, 6l behind Dubai Hadeia (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 2f fll hcp (5) gf in Jul.
Kheskianto (IRE) 9-1 (9-9) Not much room start, chased leaders, no extra inside final furlong, 8th of 11, 4l behind Think (9-9) at Beverley 1m am hcp 0-65 (6) hvy.
Tamujin (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders, run flattened out and lost 4th close home, 5th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Blue Clumber (8-12) at Lingfield 7f hcp (6) pol in Jul.
Business Bay (USA) 40-1 (9-2) Held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 13, 11l behind Edas (10-5) at Beverley 1m am hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Aug '11.