Meteoroid may not have achieved much in beating the luckless Captain Bob at Warwick but is open to further improvement. Malachim Mist ran well for a long way in a valuable sales race at Doncaster last time and is worth a second look while Master Carpenter chased home the impressive Braidley on Town Moor and beat Malachim Mist at Pontefract in May. BOW CREEK's run at York was too bad to be true. He'll have a better chance of dominating this relatively small field and could take some pegging back if in the same mood as when making all at Chester. The remainder probably need to improve to take a hand in the finish.
Master Carpenter (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Dwelt, held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on well to chase winner well inside final furlong, well held towards finish, 2nd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Braidley (8-11) at Doncaster 7f 2yo hcp (2) gd.
Malachim Mist (IRE) 28-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 21, 5l behind Morning Post (9-2) at Doncaster 6f 2yo aut (2) gs.
Bow Creek (IRE) 3-1fav (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 11, 19l behind Remember (9-5) at York 7f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Meteoroid (USA) 13-8 (9-5) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, led inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Warwick 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Aug beating Captain Bob (9-5) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Harwoods Volante (IRE) 7-2 (9-5) Awkwardly away, raced wide, chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, eased final furlong, last of 4, 21l behind Brave Boy (9-5) at Nottingham 6f 2yo nov stk (4) gd in Aug.
Split Rock 12-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase leader over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 7, 7l behind Nezar (9-1) at Chester 7f 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Aug.
Charlie Wells (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Held up and behind, headway near side over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never going pace to threaten, 4th of 10, 9l behind Ghaawy (9-0) at Chepstow 1m 2yo mdn (5) gd in Aug.
Penny's Boy 2-1fav (8-11) Close up, ridden to lead over 1f out, held on well, won at Brighton 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) gf beating Flashy Queen (8-8) by 1/2l, 6 ran.