PLANETEX has taken a big jump forward with every start and got off the mark in good style at Ripon before completing a double at Newcastle on Friday. He can defy a penalty though last month's Doncaster winner Sleepy Blue Ocean is dropping down a grade and should make a fight of it. Johnny Cavagin couldn't cope with a 10lb rise at Doncaster last time but landed a double before that and is another dropped in class while Cornus could figure on his best form of last year if fully tuned-up for his return to action.
Cornus 25-1 (8-8) Always towards rear, 11th of 15, 16l behind Clockmaker (9-7) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct.
Sleepy Blue Ocean 9-1 (8-13) Prominent, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlobng, no extra, 7th of 10, 6l behind Another Try (8-13) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Wildcat Wizard (USA) 20-1 (9-3) Always behind, last of 10, 7l behind Sunny Side Up (8-5) at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Available (IRE) 28-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, never on terms, 7th of 15, 9l behind Pearl Nation (9-0) at Doncaster 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Johnny Cavagin 3-1fav (8-5) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, never able to challenge, 8th of 15, 11l behind Pearl Nation (9-0) at Doncaster 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Lexington Spirit (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Went left start in rear, soon ridden along, never on terms, last of 5, 6l behind Decision By One (9-7) at Ayr 5f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul.
Planetex (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Led, headed over 3f out, tracked leader, ridden to lead again inside final furlong, ran on, won at Ripon 6f 3yo mdn (5) gd in Jun beating Majestic Manannan (9-3) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
Bang Tidy (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, soon ridden, never able to challenge, 9th of 12, 8l behind Full Support (9-3) at Thirsk 5f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Jul '11.
Mark Anthony (IRE) 7-2 (8-10) Led, soon clear, reduced advantage and ridden inside final 2f, headed over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 5th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Glenluji (9-2) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf.