Military Call has been treading water off his current mark at around a mile and tries a longer trip today but Shaker Style went close at Ayr back in May and has claims on his return to action. Ripon winner Celtic Step couldn't cope with a 7lb rise at Beverley last time but Sinatramania has been threatening to get his head back in front of late. Goldenveil should be thereabouts again but the vote goes to topweight CADGERS BRIG, a runner-up at Ayr the last time he raced over today's distance in July and racing off a slightly lower mark here.
Cadgers Brig 10-1 (9-13) Tracked leaders, lost place over 3f out, soon behind, 12th of 14, well behind Gosforth Park (9-5) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Aug.
Cobbs Quay 7-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, went 2nd 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 15, 6l behind Woolston Ferry (9-2) at Bath 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Jun.
Pattern Mark 5-1 (9-2) Towards rear, never a factor, 7th of 9, 8l behind Highlife Dancer (9-3) at Yarmouth 1m 2f app hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Aug.
Military Call 7-2fav (8-7) Behind, good headway on outside over 1f out, stayed on to 2nd inside final furlong, never any chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 6l behind Triple Eight (8-8) at Musselburgh 1m app hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
Nolecce 16-1 (9-0) Bumped start, mid-division, driven over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 9th of 12, 13l behind Croeso Mawr (9-10) at Chepstow 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Shaker Style (USA) 4-1 (9-1) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, ran on to go 3rd near finish, not reach leaders, 3rd of 11, 1/2l behind Harare (8-12) at Ayr 1m 1f app hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.
Maska Pony (IRE) 50-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, ridden and lost place over 6f out, well beaten final 3f, 7th of 10, 22l behind Ace Of Valhalla (9-3) at Ripon 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gs in Aug.
Graceful Act 14-1 (9-2) Close up on outside, lost place inside final 4f, soon behind, tailed off, last of 11, well behind Rub Of The Relic (9-4) at Pontefract 1m 2f ladies hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul.
Sheila's Castle 14-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, headway on outside over 3f out, went 4th over 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, almost snatched 3rd, 4th of 9, 7l behind Solar View (9-0) at Catterick 2m hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Aug.
Retreat Content (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden well over 1f out, soon weakened, 6th of 8, 8l behind Royal Straight (9-8) at Ayr 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.
Sinatramania 17-2 (8-13) Towards rear, headway under pressure 2f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, never nearer, 4th of 10, 1 3/4l behind Saint Thomas (9-4) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
Border Bandit (USA) 15-2 (9-7) Mid-division, lost place over 4f out, soon behind, 10th of 14, 41l behind Gosforth Park (9-5) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Aug.
Celtic Step 9-2 (8-8) Tracked leaders, effort well over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 10, 4l behind Gadobout Dancer (8-4) at Beverley 1m 2f app hcp (6) gd.
Goldenveil (IRE) 7-2fav (9-5) Keen close up, ridden and headway over 1f out, driven to go 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Hyde Lea Flyer (8-12) at Warwick 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Aug.
Echo Of Footsteps 28-1 (8-10) In touch, lost place over 5f out, rallied on inside 3f out, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 11, 9l behind Dorry K (9-0) at Thirsk 1m 4f fll hcp (5) gs in Aug.
Sally Friday (IRE) 11-2 (8-4) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, ran on, never nearer, 5th of 10, 6l behind Gadobout Dancer (8-4) at Beverley 1m 2f app hcp (6) gd.
Avison (IRE) 25-1 (9-8) Soon tracking winner, ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 5l behind Sigurwana (8-12) at Newcastle 1m mdn stks (5) gd.