First Secretary's victory at Bath came on fast ground in a poor contest so she looks a bit high in the weights. Polar Forest is still a maiden but getting closer and has been racing over trips too short. Young Jay has been looking one-paced and may do better over further while Nile Knight has appeared to be suited by sharper tracks than this. NONOTNOW has only had four runs and was staying on strongly at the finish at Ripon last time after getting outpaced so this stiffer track will be in his favour and he looks the one to be on.
First Secretary 7-2fav (8-9) Pulled hard in touch, effort over 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 9, 17l behind Aloha (8-10) at Lingfield 1m 3f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Sep.
Lookbeforeyouleap 33-1 (9-2) Held up mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 5th of 9, 4l behind Burning Dawn (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f fll hcp (0-75) (3yo+) (5) pol in Sep.
Nile Knight 17-2 (9-2) Held up, ridden and headway 3f out, went 3rd over 1f out, hung left and stayed on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Marju's Quest (9-7) at Brighton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
Hurry Home Poppa (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Close up, ridden over 4f out, slightly outpaced over 2f out, headway entering final furlong, stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 8, 2 1/4l behind My History (9-5) at Beverley 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gf in Sep.
Nonotnow 5-1 (8-10) Tracked leader, outpaced over 2f out, rallied over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 3rd of 5, 2 1/4l behind Bushel (9-7) at Ripon 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
El Massivo (IRE) 3-1 (9-4) Held up in touch, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, kept on well, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep beating Brunello (9-5) by 2l, 8 ran.
Darakti (IRE) 6-1 (9-11) Towards rear, headway over 8f out to chase winner until 3f out, soon weakened, 3rd of 5, 22l behind Slip of The Tongue (9-13) at Southwell 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Aug.
Aiyana 7-1 (9-3) Prominent, ridden over 3f out, lost place over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 8, 10l behind See And Be Seen (8-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep.
Young Jay 9-1 (8-7) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, chased winner, no impression when one pace and lost 2nd inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Vicky Valentine (8-4) at Newcastle 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Sep.
Jackaddock 50-1 (8-8) In touch on outer, lost place over 3f out, last of 9, 34l behind Zaitsev (8-5) at Ripon 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Polar Forest 12-1 (8-0) Behind, headway on outside over 2f out, stayed on to 2nd inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Artful Prince (8-13) at Carlisle 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Sep.
Lady Of Yue 9-1 (8-6) Held up, last over 5f out, ridden and some headway from 2f out, never on terms, 5th of 8, 9l behind Al Thumama (9-1) at Warwick 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.