Low numbers are generally best over a mile here so Daddy Warbucks has plenty to do though he's well handicapped having scored from today's mark at Southwell in March. He arrives in good shape and can go well while Sweetnessandlight, another drawn high, showed her liking for the track and trip with a comfortably victory last week. Dream Walker was just touched off by Daddy Warbucks at Beverley and has his first start over a mile while much will depend on how well Raheeba handles the conditions as all of her runs to date have either been on Polytrack or ground with plenty of give including her narrow victory at Musselburgh. PENANG PEGASUS looked a sure-fire future winner when runner-up on his handicap debut over 1m2f at Redcar but failed to build on that back over today's trip at Newcastle where he started favourite. He's well drawn here and worth a chance to show that latest run all wrong.
Raheeba 15-8 (9-5) Made all, pressed from over 1f out, just held on post, won at Musselburgh 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Jul beating Sangar (9-8) by ns, 4 ran.
Sweetnessandlight 7-2fav (9-7) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, soon chasing leaders, led over 2f out, clear over 1f out, ran on well, eased near finish, won at Thirsk 1m 3yo sll hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul beating Remember Rocky (8-11) by 2 3/4l, 15 ran.
Berlusca (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Towards rear, headway over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, edged left over 1f out, soon every chance, no extra last 50 yards, 3rd of 11, 2 1/4l behind Our Boy Jack (9-2) at Chester 1m 3yo app hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Jul.
Bitaphon (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Raced wide tracked leaders, ridden and weakened 2f out, 11th of 12, 28l behind Ascription (9-2) at Haydock 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Jul.
Daddy Warbucks (IRE) 9-2fav (9-7) Made all, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and hard pressed inside final furlong, just held on, won at Beverley 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul beating Dream Walker (9-6) by nk, 14 ran.
Dream Walker (FR) 8-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, just held, 2nd of 14, nk behind Daddy Warbucks (9-7) at Beverley 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
Running Reef (IRE) 22-1 (8-8) Awkwardly away, behind on outside, headway 3f out, ridden over 1f out, no impression, 7th of 10, 7l behind Elegant Flight (8-5) at York 1m 3yo app hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Regal Acclaim (IRE) 6-4fav (9-5) Chased leaders, hard ridden to challenge over 2f out, every chance when hung left over 1f out, faded final furlong, 4th of 7, 8l behind Oddysey (9-10) at Ayr 7f 3yo app hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Jul.
Pelican Rock (IRE) 7-1 (8-9) Raced wide in touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 24l behind Dora's Sister (8-12) at Catterick 7f Classified Stakes (0-65) (3yo+) (6) sft in Jul.
Siouxies Dream 9-1 (8-7) Led, headed over 4f out, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 9l behind Daddy Warbucks (9-5) at Southwell 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) fbs in Mar.
Alabanda (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 8th of 14, 4l behind Daddy Warbucks (9-7) at Beverley 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
Blue Top 20-1 (8-10) In rear, stayed on strongly inside final furlong, nearest at finish, 5th of 14, 2l behind Daddy Warbucks (9-7) at Beverley 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
Endless Applause 50-1 (8-12) Soon ridden along in rear, 8th of 10, 16l behind Diamond Belle (8-12) at Redcar 7f mdn stks 0-70 (5) gd.
Roll Of Thunder 18-1 (8-5) Tracked leaders, ridden inside final 2f, kept on same pace, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 12, 12l behind Hi There (9-0) at Musselburgh 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Jun.
Penang Pegasus 4-1fav (8-7) Held up in touch, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, soon headed, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 7l behind Outlaw Torn (8-13) at Newcastle 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun.
Simpson Millar 20-1 (8-6) Dwelt, hung left throughout, chased leaders, reminder over 4f out, outpaced halfway, kept on again inside final furlong, went 3rd post, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Balti's Sister (9-2) at Ayr 6f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Jul.
First Glance 22-1 (7-13) Started slowly, always in rear, last of 10, 25l behind Calculated Risk (8-10) at Doncaster 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Jul.