A few of these have shown enough to suggest they can win at this level and HE'S A STRIKER makes most appeal of those. Tony Coyle's charge was only beaten a short-head over today's trip in soft ground at Beverley last time and ticks all the boxes. Khelman is going the right way and also went close on his latest start but that was over 6f on fast ground while Disclaimer has to come into the reckoning on his third at Yarmouth in July. French Press is less consistent though has a chance on his second on the Turf at Lingfield and improvement is expected from both Bit Of A Gift and Patently.
Artful Prince 100-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ran green and lost place over 4f out, well beaten final 2f, 10th of 11, 19l behind Cour Valant (9-3) at Nottingham 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Aug.
Bit Of A Gift (FR) 8-1 (9-3) In touch, green and hung left over 2f out, weakened soon after, 13th of 18, 10l behind Code Of Honor (9-3) at Newbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Sep.
Disclaimer 9-4 (9-3) Took ken hold, tracked leader, led 5f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, outpaced to 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 2 3/4l behind Muharrib (9-3) at Brighton 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Sep.
French Press (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Raced centre chased clear leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 7l behind Darkening (9-5) at Yarmouth 7f 2yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Sep.
Halfwaytocootehill (IRE) Duke Of Marmalade gelding out of May Kiersey.
He's A Striker (IRE) 28-1 (9-3) Behind, headway over 3f out, ridden 2f out, led inside final furlong, headed close home, 2nd of 8, hd behind Altharoos (9-3) at Beverley 7f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Sep.
Khelman (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Prominent 1f, tracked leaders, ridden to close 2f out, led entering final furlong, headed last strides, 2nd of 7, hd behind George Rooke (9-3) at Catterick 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Sep.
Let Me In (IRE) Pivotal gelding out of I Hearyou Knocking.
Patently (IRE) 28-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, pushed along 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 18, 12l behind Race And Status (9-3) at Newbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Sep.
Rex Whistler (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, outpaced over 2f out, soon lost place, weakened over 1f out, last of 11, 17l behind Emperatriz (8-12) at Newcastle 7f 2yo mdn (4) sft in Aug.
Shepherds Bow 50-1 (9-3) Soon outpaced, never on terms, 5th of 6, 10l behind Chasing Dreams (8-12) at Catterick 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) sft in Aug.
The Mighty Peg Mujadil gelding out of Messina.
War Lord (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 10, 20l behind Pearl Reward (9-3) at Pontefract 1m 2yo mdn (4) sft in Sep.
Doodles Pastoral Pursuits filly out of Burton Ash.
Dutch Gal Dutch Art filly out of Spangle.
High Flame (IRE) High Chaparral filly out of Noble Flame.
Lilac Lace (IRE) Captain Marvelous filly out of Lilac Mist.
Val's Diamond (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) With leader and keen, hung left over 4f out, ridden and veared left over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 7, 14l behind Jabhaat (9-0) at Beverley 7f 2yo stks (5) fm in Sep.