FAST SHOT has been in cracking form lately and this is a lot less competitive than his latest outing at York, where he kept on well after encountering traffic problems in the early stages. Tim Easterby's four-year-old looks a better bet than stablemate The Nifty Fox in this grade and is fancied to return to winning ways, though Doctor Parkes will almost certainly be back in the winner's circle before long and veteran Beckermet has been enjoying something of an Indian summer lately. The hat-trick seeking Spinatrix can't be ignored and Arganil also has a chance at the weights but Powerful Presence still looks to be in the handicapper's grip and Caranbola reserves her best for Beverley.
Khawatim 66-1 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 10th of 19, 5l behind Secret Witness (9-1) at York 6f hcp 0-105 (2) gd in May.
Powerful Presence (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) In touch, ridden inside final 2f, kept on same pace, no extra inside final furlong, 10th of 20, 5l behind Van Ellis (9-3) at York 6f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jul.
Fast Shot 14-1 (9-0) Mid-division, driven over 2f out, soon riden, stayed on inside final furlong, never reached leaders, 8th of 20, 4 1/2l behind Van Ellis (9-3) at York 6f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jul.
Doctor Parkes 7-1 (9-10) Mid-division, headway 2f out, soon ridden, no extra towards rear, 6th of 10, 4l behind Bosun Breese (9-5) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Jun.
Spinatrix 11-2 (9-9) Dwelt, led, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and pressed over 1f out, kept on gamely, just held on, won at Ayr 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jul beating The Nifty Fox (9-5) by hd, 13 ran.
Beckermet (IRE) 10-1 (9-10) Tracked leaders, ridden and kept on one pace from 2f out, 5th of 16, 2l behind Orbit The Moon (9-0) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Arganil (USA) 25-1 (9-9) Always in rear, 13th of 16, 7l behind Orbit The Moon (9-0) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Another Wise Kid (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened, 14th of 16, 8l behind Orbit The Moon (9-0) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
The Nifty Fox 5-4fav (9-11) Held up in touch, headway over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, kept on and headed near finish, 2nd of 6, nk behind Crimson Knot (9-10) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Jul.
Caranbola 20-1 (9-0) With leader stand side, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 19, 3 1/2l behind Lucky Numbers (9-3) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Kellys Eye (IRE) 18-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden and effort over 1f out, kept on, no extra final 110 yards, 5th of 19, 3 1/2l behind Julius Geezer (9-7) at York 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Jamaica Grande 14-1 (8-7) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 13, 21l behind Golden Compass (8-11) at Yarmouth 6f 3yo hcp 0-55 (6) sft in Jul '11.