A number of these could well improve now tackling handicap company, though Beverley winner Pipers Note has plenty to find to overturn Ripon form with Grey Street. Richard Fahey runs Diggory Velvet as well as the latter and they make more appeal than the penalised Ena Sharples, though the bottom weight certainly knows how to get her head in front. Kamchatka was very disappointing when favourite at Haydock last month but Steer By The Stars was only beaten a short-head over 7f at Catterick last time and is almost guaranteed to run her race again. NEWSTEAD ABBEY has been threatening to get his head in front for a while and, after another decent run at York, is given a final chance to fulfil his undoubted potential. Penny Garcia may be best of the rest.
Steer By The Stars (IRE) 7-2fav (9-6) Prominent, raced centre in home straight, strong challenge over 1f out, ran on, just held, 2nd of 9, shd behind Lady Of The House (9-7) at Catterick 7f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Sep.
Luck 6-1 (9-7) Dwelt, in rear, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 10l behind Bachotheque (8-13) at Ayr 6f 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) hvy in Sep.
Scentpastparadise 33-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 4l behind Bachotheque (8-13) at Ayr 6f 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) hvy in Sep.
Pipers Note 8-1 (9-3) Went badly left start and soon well behind, ridden over 1f out, soon good headway, stayed on well to lead inside final furlong, won at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn (5) fm in Sep beating Quality Mark (9-3) by 2l, 10 ran.
Bottle Blonde 8-1 (9-6) Dwelt keen close up, pushed along 2f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, not pace to challenge, 4th of 6, 1 1/2l behind Excel Yourself (9-6) at Leicester 6f Fillies Handicap (0-95) (2yo) (3) gf in Sep.
Newstead Abbey 9-1 (9-1) Went right start mid-division, ridden and headway over 2f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 14, 10l behind Waterway Run (9-0) at York 7f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Sep.
Kamchatka 5-1fav (8-12) Went right and not much room start, chased leaders on inside, driven over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 10, 6l behind Baddilini (9-7) at Haydock 6f 2yo hcp (2) fm in Sep.
Penny Garcia 25-1 (9-0) Held up mid-division, lost place halfway, 16th of 18, 21l behind Jamesbo's Girl (9-3) at Doncaster 6f 2yo fll hcp (2) gd in Sep.
Diggory Delvet 25-1 (8-6) Towards rear, never in contention, 10th of 14, 9l behind Mary's Daughter (8-4) at York 6f 2yo hcp (2) gd in Aug.
Shillito 10-1 (8-12) Led, soon crossed to race against stands side rail, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, one pace, last of 4, 3 1/2l behind Tassel (8-12) at Leicester 6f 2yo nov stk (4) sft in Sep.
Delores Rocket 10-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, held up on outside, headway 3f out, bumped over 1f out, stayed on one pace, 6th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Zain Spirit (9-6) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep.
Grey Street 11-2 (8-8) Hampered start, soon chased leaders, outpaced inside final 2f, no impression final furlong, 7th of 10, 4l behind Baddilini (9-7) at Haydock 6f 2yo hcp (2) fm in Sep.
Back In The Frame 9-2 (9-0) Led early, prominent, ridden and unable to quicken when hampered over 1f out, no impression after, 6th of 10, 8l behind Exceptionelle (9-0) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Jun.
Rat Catcher (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) Soon led, ridden over 1f out, headed 1f out, soon faded, 4th of 5, 4 1/2l behind Silver Ridge (9-7) at Ripon 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Aug.
Ena Sharples 6-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, soon edged right, just held on, won at Musselburgh 5f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Sep beating Someone's Darling (9-2) by nk, 9 ran.