Whispered Times is back on a winning mark and was only beaten half-a-length in a claimer over a mile here last time. Keep It Dark and Rio Cobolo both have a chance on their best form while Red Paladin looks the pick of the three-year-olds on his remarkable win at Doncaster last month, where he overtook the entire field inside the final quarter-mile having been reluctant to grab the bit in the early stages. But he looks quirky and is closely matched with FEVER FEW on a line through Doncaster second Imaginary World. Jane Chapple-Hyam's filly gets the vote with Jupiter Fidius possibly best of the rest.
Running Reef (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Always towards rear, never on terms, 9th of 10, 21l behind Skyfire (8-13) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Fever Few 14-1 (9-4) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on until headed and no extra final 50 yards, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Imaginary World (9-0) at Newcastle 7f flls hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Aug.
Mitchum 14-1 (10-1) Went left start, always outpaced in last pair, last of 11, 16l behind George Fenton (9-6) at Thirsk 6f ladies hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Red Paladin (IRE) 4-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, in rear and soon detached, ridden and headway over 2f out, ran on strongly to lead close home, readily, won at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug beating Imaginary World (9-2) by 1/2l, 13 ran.
Live Dangerously 25-1 (8-10) Slowly into stride, outpaced and never a factor, 8th of 9, 13l behind Spin Artist (9-6) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Bunce (IRE) 7-1 (9-6) Steadied start, always towards rear, 8th of 11, 9l behind Cape Samba (9-8) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
Jupiter Fidius 6-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, in rear, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 10th of 14, 10l behind Dhhamaan (9-4) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Aug.
Orwellian 40-1 (8-10) In touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 10, 7l behind Snow Bay (9-0) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr.
Whispered Times (USA) 12-1 (9-1) Led overall centre, driven and hard pressed 2f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on, headed and no extra final 50 yards, 3rd of 9, 3/4l behind Extraterrestrial (9-7) at Newcastle 1m clm stks (6) gs in Aug.
Mujaadel (USA) 13-2 (9-13) Slowly away, held up mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 8th of 12, 9l behind Throwing Roses (7-13) at Thirsk 1m sell hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Aug.
Keep It Dark 9-2fav (9-0) Awkwardly away in rear, headway over 2f out, ridden and carried head high over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 5th of 11, 8l behind Showboating (9-9) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
Rio Cobolo (IRE) 6-1 (10-3) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 5th of 9, 5l behind Silly Billy (9-5) at Beverley 1m am hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Aug.
Dhaular Dhar (IRE) 10-1 (8-0) Ridden along in rear soon after start, headway over 2f out, stayed on same pace from over 1f out, unable to get on terms, 5th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Violent Velocity (7-13) at Musselburgh 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Hazza The Jazza 6-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, mid-division, headway 2f out, chased leaders when edged slightly right 1f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, no impression, 4th of 13, 1 3/4l behind Gold Beau (9-2) at Carlisle 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
Drive Home (USA) 12-1 (9-6) Slowly into stride, towards rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, last of 14, 19l behind Dhhamaan (9-4) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Aug.
Thatcherite (IRE) 10-3 (8-13) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, never on terms, 6th of 11, 6l behind Cape Samba (9-8) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.