Jo'Burg won twice over this course and distance in handicaps around this last year and landed a claimer at Doncaster in July. He did disappoint when favourite at Newcastle last month but most of his recent runs have been against better opposition. AL MUHEER also has sights lowered however and, after a staying-on fourth over 7f at Thirsk, is fancied to come out on top here as this is more his trip nowadays. Prime Exhibit and Alakhan have a bit to find on official figures while Staff Sergeant has been out of sorts since returning from his summer break.
Al Muheer (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 2 1/2l behind Our Boy Jack (8-8) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Jo'burg (USA) 40-1 (8-13) Held up in last pair, headway over 1f out, kept on to 4th inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 9, 6l behind Pacific Heights (9-5) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-95 (3) sft.
Prime Exhibit 9-1 (9-6) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on to take 3rd place towards finish, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Demolition (8-11) at Musselburgh 1m 1f clm stks (6) gd.
Staff Sergeant 10-1 (9-7) Led, ridden and headed 3f out, lost place over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 23l behind Violent Velocity (7-13) at Musselburgh 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Alakhan (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) In touch, headway 3f out, soon ridden, weakened final furlong, 8th of 9, 6l behind Albaqaa (9-6) at Leicester 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Lenderking (IRE) 100-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, weakened quickly over 3f out, 13th of 14, 42l behind Mungo Park (9-10) at Windsor 1m 4f sell stks (6) gf in Aug.
Orpen Wide (IRE) 33-1 (8-8) Raced wide reminders in rear after 2f, ouptaced over 3f out, never on terms, 6th of 9, 12l behind Gay Gallivanter (8-10) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-52 (6) fbs in Nov.
Waltz Darling (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, tailed off over 3f out, last of 15, 25l behind Dana's Present (11-0) at Doncaster 1m stks 0-70 (5) gs.
Patently (IRE) 3-1 (9-7) Tracked leader, effort well over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 8, 8l behind Zero Game (8-1) at Lingfield 1m 3yo clm stks (6) pol in Aug.
Certral 22-1 (8-10) Mid-division, ridden over 3f out, weakened 2f out, eased over 1f out, last of 15, 35l behind Swiftly Done (9-7) at Redcar 1m hcp 0-85 (4) sft.