Dr Irv came good over this trip at Redcar last week and should make a bold bid to defy his penalty. But the one to beat may be FOSTER'S ROAD, who has won over hurdles since scoring over 1m2f on the Polytrack in March and didn't fare at all badly back on the Flat at Folkestone last month. Rosie's Lady has been placed in seven of her 13 starts and could make the frame again while Seagoing should stay and may do better now tackling handicaps but the others would need to improve on what they've shown so far this term to figure.
Seagoing 25-1 (8-12) Held up in rear, ridden halfway, soon beaten, 6th of 10, 17l behind Commend (9-3) at Carlisle 1m 1f mdn stks (5) gd in Jul.
Foster's Road 12-1 (8-9) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders over 1f out, kept on well, never able to challenge, 4th of 10, 2 1/2l behind Croquembouche (9-4) at Folkestone 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Fuzzy Logic (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Never better than mid-division, 7th of 12, 9l behind Attraction Ticket (9-6) at Kempton 1m 3f app hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Dr Irv 5-2 (8-0) Held up mid-division, took keen hold, headway over 3f out, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on well towards finish, won at Redcar 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf beating Hi Dancer (9-4) by 2 1/2l, 8 ran.
Hunting Gonk 12-1 (9-7) Mid-division, soon pushed along, reminders over 5f out, soon lost place, last of 7, 35l behind Madam Lilibet (8-3) at Hamilton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Jul.
Rosie's Lady (IRE) 11-1 (8-0) Led, headed over 8f out, every chance over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Maybeagrey (9-7) at Thirsk 1m 4f fll hcp (5) gd.
Joyful Motive 66-1 (9-3) Tracked leading pair uintil 8f out, went 3rd again 5f out, outpaced and no chance final 4f, tailed off, 3rd of 4, 29l behind Swnymor (9-3) at Pontefract 1m 4f 3yo mdn (5) sft in Jun.
Red Mystique (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 14, 24l behind Phantom Ranch (8-8) at Nottingham 2m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Astonished Harry (GER) 12-1 (8-12) Keen mid-division, ridden and headway over 2f out, kept on one pace from over 1f out, 4th of 14, 7l behind Phantom Ranch (8-8) at Nottingham 2m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Omega Omega 33-1 (9-0) Led after 2f, ridden and headed over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 13th of 14, 30l behind Phantom Ranch (8-8) at Nottingham 2m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Istan Star (USA) 80-1 (8-7) Towards rear, ridden over 4f out, soon weakened, tailed off, 11th of 13, 43l behind Up Ten Down Two (8-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jul.
Royal Gig 200-1 (8-10) Led, headed 3f out, soon lost place, weakened 2f out, 9th of 10, 32l behind Prince Of Orange (9-1) at Doncaster 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf.