ELUSIVE HAWK is given the vote ahead of Ice Planet and Memphis Man. The selection bids for a hat-trick after back to back victories at Southwell. He clearly likes the conditions of the course and although he now has to race off a nine pound higher mark he still looks like he is on the up grade and is therefore a horse to stay on the right side of. Ice Planet is not the easiest to win with but he did run well in defeat when finishing third at Hamilton last time out. He has not won since June of last year and as a consequence he has slipped down to what looks like a winnable mark so any market moves should be noted. Memphis Man has been nothing but consistent this season and has to be respected as a result. He was not beaten far in both his last two efforts and is sure to be in the shake up once again. But for the winner we return to Elusive Hawk. (Nick Millard)
Cerebus 33-1 (9-0) Led, ridden and 2 lengths clear 2f out, headed well inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 10, 1/2l behind Expensive Art (9-2) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Aug.
Crying Aloud (USA) 50-1 (8-12) Keen, tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 14, 25l behind Infallible (8-12) at Newmarket 7f 3yo fll Grp 3 (1) gd in Apr.
Baunagain (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, soon held up in touch, effort to dispute 2nd over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 13, 5l behind Earlsmedic (8-7) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Aug.
Ingleby Arch (USA) 14-1 (9-9) Behind, effort halfway, no impression, 9th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Mister Hardy (9-0) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Aug.
Ice Planet 8-1 (9-6) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 14, 1 1/2l behind Mister Hardy (9-0) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Aug.
Makshoof (IRE) 8-1 (9-6) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, kept on, 4th of 14, 2l behind Mister Hardy (9-0) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Aug.
Another Genepi (USA) 11-4 (9-3) Keen, in touch, ridden and every chance from 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 2 1/2l behind Indian's Feather (8-13) at Southwell 1m fll hcp (5) fbs in Mar.
Dickie Le Davoir 10-1 (9-11) Behind, headway and effort behind leaders over 2f out, not trouble leaders over 1f out, weakened quickly final furlong, 12th of 14, 16l behind Landucci (9-1) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Aug.
Elusive Hawk (IRE) 7-2 (9-8) Tracked leaders, led 2f out, ridden and ran on well, won at Southwell 6f hcp 0-70 (5) fbs in Jul beating Punching (9-11) by 2 1/2l, 14 ran.
Memphis Man 7-1 (9-3) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, driven and kept on final furlong, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Turn Me On (9-1) at Catterick 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Flying Bantam (IRE) 9-1 (9-13) Mid-division, ridden over 3f out, no impression, 4th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Zabeel Tower (9-10) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Aug.
Weet A Surprise 12-1 (9-10) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 10, 6l behind Pretty Bonnie (8-7) at Bath 5f fll hcp (5) gs in Aug.
Jord (IRE) 28-1 (9-10) Led until headed over 3f out, soon ridden, weakened 2f out, 10th of 12, 12l behind Willie Ever (9-5) at W'hampton 1m 1f hcap (5) pol in Jul.
Realt Na Mara (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) In touch until weakened 2f out, 14th of 17, 13l behind Earlsmedic (8-8) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.