A chance is taken on top-weight DIALOGUE after a recent pipe-opener at Carlisle. Geoff Harker's gelding should come on for a seven furlong spin on soft ground and now back on good ground over a mile he should fare better, especially as his handicap mark is now 20lbs lower than his last win in December 2008. Postman failed to deliver in cheek-pieces last time which remain on, and he is opposed alongside claiming/selling specialist Rowan Lodge and the less exposed Times Ahead. Glenmuir caught the eye behind the well-handicapped Nolecce at Newcastle when not getting a clear run and he remains of interest, a comment that also applies to the 'thrown in' front-runner Bold Marc and the Newcastle second Scarab. Of the rest course specialist Desert Hunter looks the most
Dialogue 20-1 (9-7) Dwelt, always in rear, 12th of 14, 19l behind Cara's Request (9-8) at Carlisle 7f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Aug.
Postman 7-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, pushed along over 5f out, lost place over 4f out, no impression after, 5th of 11, 7l behind Clumber Place (10-11) at Chester 7f am hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Nevada Desert (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Held up, some headway over 1f out, never on terms, 10th of 16, 14l behind Miami Gator (11-2) at Doncaster 1m stks 0-70 (5) gd.
Rowan Lodge (IRE) 16-1 (9-9) Held up mid-division, weakened over 1f out, 14th of 15, 15l behind Tropical Duke (9-1) at Redcar 1m 2f ladies hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
Times Ahead (USA) 16-1 (9-4) Tailed off over 5f out, last of 13, 39l behind For Life (9-10) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jul.
Glenmuir (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, not much room over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 13, 1l behind Nolecce (8-2) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Prime Circle 5-1 (9-7) Dwelt, mid-division, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, soon not much room, weakened, 8th of 13, 7l behind Nolecce (8-2) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Seldom (IRE) 9-1 (8-9) Led, pushed along over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Legal Legacy (9-2) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Bold Marc (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened 2f out, 9th of 14, 15l behind Cara's Request (9-8) at Carlisle 7f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Aug.
Scarab (IRE) 11-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed narrowly inside final furlong, no extra close home, 2nd of 13, nk behind Nolecce (8-2) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Desert Hunter (IRE) 3-1fav (9-3) Slowly into stride, behind, pushed along over 4f out, never on terms, 7th of 9, 9l behind Piquante (9-10) at Redcar 7f all hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Mason Hindmarsh 8-1 (8-0) Mid-division, outpaced 3f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, never on terms, 6th of 9, 8l behind The Caped Crusader (8-3) at Ripon 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.