Maiden Approach won over course and distance two runs ago and was then second at Haydock but is upped in grade off a 6lb higher mark back here. Polar Forest may find this company too tough but Anderiego will find this easier than recent tests and didn't handle the soft ground last time. Kiwi Bay is a course specialist who is form so warrants respect and it's too soon to give up on Border Bandit. Kalk Bay and Oddysey have place claims but KARAKA JACK (NAP) is now 3lb lower than his last winning mark and may be ready to end his losing run now.
Anderiego (IRE) 7-1 (9-6) Mid-division, weakened over 2f out, 12th of 17, 16l behind Osteopathic Remedy (9-4) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-90 (3) sft.
Kiwi Bay 3-1fav (9-6) Held up mid-division, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, held on well, won at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf beating Shadowtime (9-10) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.
Kalk Bay (IRE) 10-3 (9-0) Always towards rear, 8th of 9, 16l behind Heavy Metal (9-3) at Redcar 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jun.
Border Bandit (USA) 5-1fav (9-7) Took keen hold in midfield, pushed along over 4f out, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 6th of 13, 5l behind Bartack (9-10) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Oddysey (IRE) 17-2 (9-9) Slowly away in touch in rear, pushed along 3f out, weakened final furlong, last of 5, 10l behind No Win No Fee (8-11) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Favourite Treat (USA) 6-1 (9-4) Tracked leader, ridden halfway, weakened final furlong, 6th of 8, 7l behind Forceful Appeal (9-3) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb.
Who's Shirl 25-1 (9-7) Stumbled start, held up towards rear, never a factor, 14th of 15, 16l behind Another For Joe (9-6) at Carlisle 1m hcp (4) gf in Jun.
Lazarus Bell 9-1 (9-10) Held up in touch, pushed along halfway, ridden 2f out, hung left over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 15, 6l behind Fieldgunner Kirkup (9-9) at Redcar 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
Karaka Jack 7-2 (10-0) Held up in touch, outpaced over 3f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Ingleby Symphony (10-0) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Golden Spear 13-2 (9-5) In rear, ridden 3f out, headway entering final furlong, ran on, not reach leaders, 4th of 10, 1l behind Rapid Advance (9-5) at Goodwood 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Maiden Approach 6-1 (9-5) Led early, tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, challenged over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, held close home, 2nd of 11, nk behind No Poppy (9-10) at Haydock 1m flls hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Hard Core Debt 7-2 (9-1) Tracked leaders, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 6, 8l behind Jacob Black (9-1) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Polar Forest 5-1 (9-10) Reared start, in touch, ridden and effort to challenge over 1f out, kept on same pace in clear 2nd inside final furlong, no impression final 100 yards, 2nd of 6, 2l behind Rouge Nuage (9-10) at Yarmouth 1m app hcp (6) gf.