The Nifty Fox can never be left out of the equation at this track and he's weighted to gain revenge on Rasaman for his recent course and distance defeat with Jim Goldie's runner burdened with a 6lb penalty but there's no reason why he should reverse the form with the second home Titus Andronicus who is due to race from a higher mark in the future as is Sir Geoffrey. The Bear and Jargelle also reoppose and the latter would certainly be of interest if attracting support on her third start for this yard as she's undoubtedly well handicapped on her old form and she's just one of a number with claims in a tight knit handicap. The vote, though, goes to WHOZTHECAT who hails from an in-form yard, has gone well fresh in the past and looked as though he could make up into a useful prospect when landing a touch on his reappearance.
Rasaman (IRE) 4-1 (9-4) Behind, switched right and headway 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Aug beating Titus Andronicus (9-2) by 2 1/4l, 10 ran.
Whozthecat (IRE) 7-1 (8-13) Led, ridden 2f out, headed approaching final furlong, hung left inside final furlong, hampered post, 3rd of 9, 1l behind Confessional (8-6) at Southwell 5f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) fbs in May.
Jargelle (IRE) 12-1 (9-11) Chased leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, soon weakened, 6th of 10, 7l behind Rasaman (9-4) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Aug.
Secret Millionaire (IRE) 3-1 (9-6) Held up tracking leaders, headway to 3rd over 1f out, ridden and kept on to 2nd final 75 yards, no chance with winner, 2nd of 7, 2l behind Walvis Bay (9-2) at Ripon 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
The Nifty Fox 2-1fav (9-7) Chased leaders, headway 2f out, ridden and evey chance inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Rasaman (9-4) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Aug.
Doctor Parkes 15-2 (9-9) Held up in touch, not clearest of runs over 2f out, ran on inside final furlong, not able to reach winner, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Tabaret (9-10) at Doncaster 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Aug.
Beat The Bell 7-1 (9-5) Bumped start, short of room after 1f and dropped to rear, ridden and headway 2f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 13, 10l behind Cornus (8-9) at Folkestone 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Le Toreador 8-1 (9-4) With leaders, every chance 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 12, 7l behind Tabaret (9-10) at Doncaster 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Aug.
Titus Andronicus (IRE) 9-1 (8-12) Raced wide mid-division, ridden halfway, weakened 1f out, last of 9, 14l behind Cape Royal (8-9) at Epsom Downs 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Aug.
Burnwynd Boy 33-1 (9-4) Chased leaders to over 2f out, soon ridden and weakened, 11th of 13, 18l behind Ginger Ted (9-6) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Aug.
Nickel Silver 10-1 (9-5) Made most on rail, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, weakened final 100 yards, 7th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Tabaret (9-10) at Doncaster 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Aug.
Sir Geoffrey (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Prominent, ridden to lead inside final furlong, hard driven and no extra close home, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Angus Newz (9-2) at Newmarket 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Aug.
Argentine (IRE) 22-1 (9-11) Raced stand side, always in rear, last of 11, 19l behind Verinco (8-11) at Carlisle 5f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Aug.
The Bear 7-1 (8-8) Prominent, led inside final furlong, soon headed and weakened, 4th of 10, 3l behind Rasaman (9-4) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Aug.