There's a couple here at likely nice looking prices in Mr Wolf and Select Committee, who both are now at competitive weights, but KING OF SWORDS is very much in form and takes our confidence. Under a six pound penalty for his third win in four starts the pick was delivered just in the shadow of the post for his latest success and is perhaps more value for that win than the margin suggested. With seven pound removed by his pilot Select Committee is effectively one pound better off than when scoring in similar conditions three starts ago so is definitely in our thoughts as is Mr Wolf, who goes well at the track as shown with his course and distance success off this mark in June. Tangerine Trees and Ingleby Star are both in a bit of form but both give the impression a lighter mark will be needed for them to be back in front so King Of Swords makes most appeal.
Ingleby Star (IRE) 4-5fav (9-0) Led, headed 1f out, ridden and soon weakened, last of 4, 2 3/4l behind Raccoon (9-5) at Musselburgh 5f sell stks (6) gd in Aug.
Spiritofthewest (IRE) 11-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, reminders soon after start, not clear run over 1f out, always behind, 14th of 16, 5l behind King Of Swords (8-8) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Tangerine Trees 5-1 (9-4) Prominent, ridden and every chance over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 7l behind Hotham (8-13) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Go Go Green (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened quickly final 1f, 10th of 12, 5l behind Incomparable (8-7) at Doncaster 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Peninsular War 18-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, not clear run inside final furlong, never dangerous, 13th of 16, 4l behind King Of Swords (8-8) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Dickie Le Davoir 20-1 (9-0) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 2f out, no extra final furlong, 8th of 17, 7l behind Without Prejudice (9-2) at York 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
Mr Wolf 12-1 (8-7) Soon outpaced and always in rear, last of 12, 9l behind Incomparable (8-7) at Doncaster 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
King Of Swords (IRE) 25-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, ran on well inside final furlong, led post, won at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf beating Caranbola (8-2) by ns, 16 ran.
Select Committee 9-2 (9-3) Chased winner, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, no impression, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Mandarin Spirit (8-12) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Oriental Rose 6-1 (9-3) Led, ridden and headed 1f out, no extra final furlong, 4th of 7, 6l behind Midnight Fantasy (9-7) at Newcastle 6f fll hcp (5) gf in Aug.
Pacific Pride 18-1 (8-11) Prominent, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 8th of 11, 12l behind Sea Salt (8-6) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Commander Wish 16-1 (8-5) In touch, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 3l behind Make My Dream (8-6) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.