DON PELE can come out on top in this competitive contest, and is selected ahead of Desperate Dan and Best One. Plenty have chances though, with a number of course and or distance winners. The selection is racing off almost a career low mark these days, and is gaining weight from most of his rivals. Another big plus is the high draw. Best One is Don Pele's stablemate, and very consistent. They're Ron Harris' only runners on the card, and he could get the first two home. The downside for Best One is the low draw. Desperate Dan's won twice recently; last time out he played up beforehand, so maybe we should forget that run. One of those successes was an unpenalised apprentices handicap. Cape Royal is a course and distance winner, but may not like the cut in the ground. Mogok Ruby has too, but being joint top weight could find him out. We think Ron Harris will win this, and more likely with Don Pele.
Dickie Le Davoir 14-1 (9-2) Towards rear, ridden over 3f out, no impression, 9th of 13, 11l behind Crying Aloud (9-6) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-80 (4) fbs.
Mogok Ruby 40-1 (9-5) Steadied start, held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, every chance final hundred yards when hung right and kept on, 3rd of 16, 1/2l behind Finsbury (8-0) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Best One 5-2fav (9-8) Tracked leaders, headway on inside over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, no extra, 4th of 12, 1 1/2l behind Heaven (9-7) at Bath 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul.
Cape Royal 9-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, raced wide, never on terms, well behind final 2f, last of 7, 18l behind Regal Royale (8-5) at Folkestone 5f hcap (4) sft.
Corridor Creeper (FR) 20-1 (8-8) Chased leader, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 4th of 13, 2 1/2l behind Nobilissima (9-1) at Warwick 6f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
What Do You Know 25-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, switched left 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on same pace, 9th of 16, 3 1/2l behind Lord of The Reins (9-6) at Newmarket 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Glasshoughton 13-2 (9-9) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 4l behind Bid For Gold (8-8) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Aug.
Rabbit Fighter (IRE) 9-2fav (8-9) Slowly into stride and hampered start, held up, ridden over 1f out, ran on, never nearer, 6th of 13, 3l behind Nobilissima (9-1) at Warwick 6f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Inspainagain (USA) 13-2 (9-6) Behind, headway over 1f out, stayed on, not trouble leaders, 7th of 9, 5l behind Lake Chini (8-5) at Thirsk 5f app hcp (5) sft.
Desperate Dan 5-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, ridden to challenge well over 1f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 8, 4l behind dhtrs Russian Rocket (8-8) & Diane's Choice (9-8) at Yarmouth 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Aug.
Don Pele (IRE) 7-1 (8-13) Soon pressing leaders, lead over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, hung left and headed inside final furlong, unable to quicken, 2nd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Witchry (8-7) at Bath 6f hcap (5) sft.
Sand Cat 5-1 (9-3) Took keen hold, held up in touch, ridden and outpaced 2f out, no chance after, 6th of 10, 5l behind Vintage (9-3) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Aug.
Triumphant Welcome 4-1 (8-8) Held up in touch, effort 2f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 12, 1 1/2l behind Geoffdaw (9-8) at Lingfield 6f 3yo hcp (5) pol.
Blessed Place 7-1 (8-13) Led after 1f, ridden 3f out, headed over 1f out, no extra, 4th of 6, 2 1/2l behind Bold Argument (8-13) at Salisbury 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.