NOVALIST has won his last couple of starts by a narrow margin and may be up to defying a 6lb rise in this low grade cavalry charge. He gets the token vote ahead of Bay Of Fires, not beaten far at Thirsk last week and recent Catterick third Lady Del Sol. Orwellian finally got off the mark in soft ground at Ayr on his latest start while Ryedane won an amateur's race over 5f at the same track last month. Mango Music has slipped down the weights and may figure also taking a drop in class.
Mango Music 50-1 (8-6) Awkward start, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 6th of 9, 5l behind Kyzer Chief (8-7) at Catterick 5f clm stks (6) gf in Jul.
Bay Of Fires (IRE) 20-1 (9-9) Raced far side, tracked leaders, ridden to challenge well over 1f out, soon one pace, 4th of 17, 1 3/4l behind Meandmyshadow (9-2) at Thirsk 6f fll hcp (5) gf in Jul.
Ryedane (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) Always behind, 9th of 10, 8l behind Mecca's Team (9-0) at Thirsk 5f app hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Novalist 6-1 (9-5) Led, ridden and headed narrowly entering final furlong, rallied to lead again final strides, won at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Jul beating Represent (9-5) by nk, 13 ran.
Lady Del Sol 7-1 (9-10) Steadied start, held up in rear, headway over 1f out, soon chasing leaders, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Oakbrook (8-11) at Catterick 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul.
Premier Choice 7-1 (8-10) Steadied start, held up and always in rear, never on terms, 7th of 8, 20l behind Byronic Hero (9-5) at Pontefract 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Jun.
Besty 5-1 (9-9) Outpaced towards rear, never dangerous, 11th of 12, 15l behind Ferdy (8-11) at Catterick 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul.
Insolenceofoffice (IRE) 17-2 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 13, 5l behind Marinus (8-10) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jul.
Orwellian 2-1fav (9-2) Held up in touch in rear, smooth headway entering final 2f, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Ayr 6f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Jul beating Oakbrook (8-13) by 1 1/2l, 7 ran.
Rio's Girl 16-1 (8-12) Broke smartly led early, tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Chosen One (8-9) at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Baybshambles (IRE) 9-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, driven to challenge over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 12, 3l behind Ferdy (8-11) at Catterick 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul.
Green Warrior 14-1 (8-11) Mid-division, headway under pressure over 1f out, never able to challenge, 4th of 12, 4l behind Ferdy (8-11) at Catterick 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul.
Roman Ruler (IRE) 13-2 (9-0) Held up mid-division, took keen hold, ridden 1f out, no extra, 8th of 13, 6l behind Odd Ball (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Mar.
Sleights Boy (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Hampered start, outpaced in rear, never dangerous, 10th of 12, 10l behind Ferdy (8-11) at Catterick 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul.
Blue Noodles 7-1 (9-8) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 1 1/4l behind Ryedane (10-6) at Ayr 5f am hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Jul.
Karate Queen 9-1 (8-5) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 11, 2l behind Oakbrook (8-11) at Catterick 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul.
Crocodile Bay (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Raced wide prominent until tracked leaders over 4f out, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, 9th of 12, 18l behind Soopacal (9-6) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-65 (6) std in Jul.
Boga (IRE) 50-1 (8-9) Slowly away, in rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 4l behind Master Of Dance (9-9) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jul.
Emily Hall 8-1 (8-8) Pulled hard close up, ridden halfway, weakened final furlong, 7th of 8, 8l behind Rock Canyon (8-13) at Hamilton 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jun.
Champagne Valley 33-1 (8-5) Raced wide in touch, effort on outside over 3f out, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 10th of 11, 25l behind Mr Chocolate Drop (9-9) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Jul.