An interesting stayers' handicap can go to DAN'S HEIR. Wilf Storey's eight-year-old won a similar race at Catterick before going close from a 6lb higher mark here over this trip last time. He goes well on a sound or fast surface and should take plenty of beating once again. If there is one to lower his colours it could be Jeu De Roseau. Chris Grant's Montjeu gelding goes best on rattling fast ground and stays this trip really well, so he has to be short-listed. Zefooha has been well placed by Tim Walford to win three times and make the frame on numerous other occasions. She stays 1m 6f, though she still has it to prove over this more extreme distance. Decipher is far from certain to get home based on pedigree and Dan's Heir can score.
Zefooha (FR) 7-2 (9-3) Soon led and clear to over 6f out, headed over 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 7, 17l behind Drop The Hammer (8-11) at Redcar 1m 6f app hcp 0-70 (5) fm in Jul.
Smugglers Bay (IRE) 18-1 (8-0) Held up towards rear and keen, headway over 6f out, pushed along over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 14l behind Markington (9-1) at Beverley 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Dan's Heir 25-1 (8-2) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, every chance inside final furlong, kept on, held towards finish, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Simple Jim (8-13) at Thirsk 2m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
They All Laughed 9-1 (9-9) Towards rear, stayed on final 2f, never near leaders, 9th of 15, 8l behind Emerald Glade (8-12) at Carlisle 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Terenzium (IRE) 14-1 (8-9) Held up in touch, chased leaders well over 2f out, faded final furlong, 4th of 9, 9l behind Spruzzo (8-2) at Ripon 2m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Jeu De Roseau (IRE) 11-8fav (9-1) In touch, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 11, 5l behind Simple Jim (9-3) at Redcar 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jun.
Dechiper (IRE) 25-1 (9-7) Raced wide, in touch, headway over 2f out, kept on to 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 2 1/2l behind Ballade De La Mer (9-2) at Musselburgh 1m 5f am hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jul.
Tuxsumdoin 40-1 (7-9) Keen mid-division, ridden over 4f out, never a factor, 6th of 8, 16l behind Silent Lucidity (8-5) at Ayr 1m 5f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Jul.
Perez (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, headway on inner over 3f out, challenged 2f out, every chance over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 4l behind Andorn (9-7) at Redcar 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Ardesia (IRE) 14-1 (8-7) Soon towards rear, behind from 5f out, last of 13, 45l behind Coral Creek (9-8) at Ballinrobe 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-70 gs in Jul '07.