Three recent winners make their handicap debuts. VOLUME was the most visually impressive when landing the odds at Newcastle in good style and she's preferred to the Godolphin colt Gold Trail. The latter scored over a mile at Haydock last month, as did Top of The Glas, and both should figure again. The Hannon duo, Malachim Mist and Fair Ranger, have gone off the boil of late but Bureau and If have claims if forgiven below-par efforts on their latest outings.
Malachim Mist (IRE) 4-1 (9-5) Tracked winner over 1f, chased leaders, switched right over 2f out, weakened 2f out, 5th of 7, 11l behind Bow Creek (8-13) at Newbury 7f 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Sep.
Fair Ranger 9-2fav (9-5) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 10th of 11, 19l behind Braidley (8-11) at Doncaster 7f 2yo hcp (2) gd in Sep.
Gold Trail (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, lost place over 3f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on, won at Haydock 1m 2yo mdn (5) gf in Sep beating Tahadee (9-5) by 3/4l, 12 ran.
Top of The Glas (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) Held up mid-division, headway over 3f out, led approaching final furlong, kept on well towards finish, won at Haydock 1m 2yo mdn (5) gd in Aug beating Hymenaios (9-5) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.
Bureau (IRE) 12-1 (8-8) Went left start, tracked leaders, outpaced over 3f out, well held final furlong, 8th of 12, 8l behind Autumn Lily (9-7) at Newmarket 7f 2yo fll hcp (2) gf in Sep.
Volume 8-11fav (9-0) Tracked leaders, led going well 2f out, ridden clear over 1f out, stayed on strongly, easily, won at Newcastle 1m 2yo stks (5) gs in Sep beating Empress Ali (9-0) by 4 1/2l, 10 ran.
If (GER) 10-1 (8-13) Dwelt tracked leaders over 6f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 5, 9l behind Ghaawy (9-5) at Yarmouth 1m 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Sep.
All Talk N No Do (IRE) 11-4 (9-5) Chased leaders on outside, went 2nd 2f out, no chance with winner, stayed on for clear 2nd, 2nd of 12, 4 1/2l behind Stormardal (9-5) at Carlisle 1m 2yo mdn (5) sft in Sep.
Photography (IRE) 13-2 (8-2) Slowly away soon in mid-division, ridden over 2f out, not trouble leaders, 6th of 8, 7l behind Safety Check (9-7) at Newmarket 1m 2yo hcp (2) gd in Sep.
Crakehall Lad (IRE) 9-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride, outpaced in last, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 10, 9l behind Al Baz (9-0) at Catterick 7f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.