DESERT PHILOSOPHER didn't go unbacked for his racecourse debut at Warwick a fortnight ago. He finished a creditable third on that occasion and can open his account here with improvement likely. Byronic Hero was beaten by the narrowest of margins over C&D in July though he's ran nowhere near that form in better company since, while the Irish raider Grey Danube showed a bit more at Dundalk last time and he can figure. Stepharlie improved for an outing on the Polytrack last time, but Koalition's form has taken a dip.
Desert Philosopher 3-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, one pace final furlong, 3rd of 8, 2l behind Jinker Noble (9-3) at Warwick 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf.
Glen Ellyn 9-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, ridden well over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 11l behind Taffe (9-3) at Nottingham 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Sep.
Pelican Rock (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Prominent, pushed along over 3f out, edged left over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 11l behind Ambivalent (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Point At Issue (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Always in rear, last of 11, 31l behind Taro Tywod (8-4) at Thirsk 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Sep.
Release The Funds (IRE) Kheleyf gelding out of Indian Imp.
Duke Liam (IRE) Bachelor Duke gelding out of Petite Arvine.
George Fenton 66-1 (9-3) Dwelt, always in rear, 11th of 12, 14l behind Free Zone (9-3) at Catterick 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) gd in Aug.
Simpson Millar 100-1 (8-11) Dwelt, mid-division stands' side, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 12, 17l behind Blue Shoes (8-4) at Ripon 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gs in Aug.
Byronic Hero 7-1 (9-3) Bumped start, in touch, pushed along 3f out, one pace and no impression when switched left over 1f out, 5th of 12, 6l behind Pearl Secret (9-3) at York 5f 2yo mdn (3) gd.
Kian's Joy 200-1 (9-0) Slowly away, effort over 3f out, never dangerous, 10th of 13, 25l behind Thought Worthy (9-0) at Newcastle 1m 2yo mdn (5) sft.
Koalition (IRE) 11-1 (8-3) Led until over 4f out, soon pushed along, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 11, 12l behind Indepub (9-1) at Catterick 7f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Grey Danube (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Chased leaders on outer, 5th halfway, no impression from over 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 14, 4l behind Caprella (9-0) at Dundalk 7f 2yo mdn auc stks pol.
Stepharlie 14-1 (8-12) Led, ridden and headed entering final 2f, one pace, 4th of 13, 4l behind Purple 'n Gold (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Midnight Tryst Cockney Rebel filly out of Shaken And Stirred.