Little Jimmy Odsox is only 3lb higher than when successful over course and distance in July and should give another good account. Thatcherite was second at Catterick last month but didn't build on that at Newcastle and is 3lb higher now while Abraham Monro's progress seems to have stalled since he won at Ripon in July. MUSIC FESTIVAL is a tentative selection dropping back to 6f for the first time since a close-up fourth at Wolverhampton last November off today's mark. He didn't run badly at Doncaster last time under an inexperienced apprentice and Tom Eaves takes over the reins today.
Little Jimmy Odsox (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, led over 2f out, soon headed, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 6l behind Barkston Ash (9-4) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Mercers Row 33-1 (8-8) In touch, ridden over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 11th of 14, 14l behind Barkston Ash (9-4) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Wyatt Earp (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Led, headed inside final 2f, weakened final furlong, 10th of 11, 11l behind Ajara (8-8) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov '10.
Fathom Five (IRE) 50-1 (8-4) Tracked leaders, ridden and one pace final 2f, no impression, 7th of 11, 5l behind Holy Angel (9-2) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Pavers Star 16-1 (9-5) In rear, headway on outer over 1f out, weakened and eased inside final furlong, 8th of 12, 4l behind Captain Royale (9-12) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Thatcherite (IRE) 10-3 (8-13) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, never on terms, 6th of 11, 6l behind Cape Samba (9-8) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
Maakirr (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) Keen chasing leaders on outside, led over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, lost 2nd 1f out, no extra in 4th final 100 yards, 5th of 10, 5l behind Quintet (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Aug.
Done Dreaming (IRE) 7-1 (8-0) Behind, driven over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 9, 2l behind Lucky Lodge (8-10) at Newcastle 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Aug.
Abraham Monro 11-1 (8-7) Towards rear on outside, outpaced 2f out, soon ridden, never dangerous, 9th of 13, 6l behind Gold Beau (9-2) at Carlisle 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
Music Festival (USA) 7-1 (8-2) Towards rear, headway over 3f out, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Red Paladin (9-2) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
Baybshambles (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Close up, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 15, 7l behind Lothair (10-0) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-55 (6) gs.
Ad Vitam (IRE) 20-1 (8-2) Dwelt raced wide always in rear, struggling from over 3f out, 8th of 9, 19l behind Rub Of The Relic (9-1) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Apr '12.
Spoken Words 66-1 (8-8) Mid-division, ridden over 3f out, well beaten over 2f out, last of 11, 29l behind Cheers Buddy (9-0) at Hamilton 1m app hcp 0-55 (6) gf in Aug.
Lucy Minaj 40-1 (8-6) Slowly into stride, mid-division, weakened over 1f out, last of 12, 23l behind Scentpastparadise (9-7) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jul.