Milly's Secret was scheduled to run at Pontefract yesterday but would be interesting if turning up here instead. Piccadilly Jim has to go on the short-list as he's getting closer to a first victory and makes his handicap debut while Heroique can probably be forgiven her run on the Fibresand last time. But she'd finished more than three lengths behind SPIRIT OF ALSACE at Ayr in June and it's unlikely a 7lb turnaround in the weights will be enough to reverse the form with Jim Goldie's filly, who won't mind the easier ground. Course and distance winner Comino is preferred to Zain Zone and We'll Shake Hands of the remainder given 6f looked too sharp at Doncaster last month.
Zain Zone (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Went right start, chased leaders, ridden and weakened halfway, 13th of 15, 13l behind Fieldgunner Kirkup (9-9) at Redcar 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
Milly's Secret (IRE) 14-1 (8-6) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, no impression, 4th of 7, 4l behind Jamesbo's Girl (9-1) at Hamilton 6f flls hcp 0-130 (3) gd.
Comino (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) With leader, every chance over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Elusive George (9-3) at Doncaster 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul.
Heroique (IRE) 7-1 (9-8) Close up, ridden and weakened from 2f out, last of 6, 11l behind Guishan (9-5) at Southwell 6f fll hcp (0-75) (3yo+) (5) fbs.
We'll Shake Hands (FR) (9-10) 4th of 12, 5l behind Little Big Shot (9-3) at Dieppe(FR) 7f Trainers Race gs in Jul.
Chamberlain 16-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, pulled hard, headway and wide on 1st turn, led over 6f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 8th of 11, 10l behind Giant Samurai (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Piccadilly Jim (IRE) 18-1 (9-2) Chased leading pair, ridden over 2f out, kept on to go 2nd inside final furlong, no threat to winner, 2nd of 5, 3 1/2l behind Dutch Breeze (9-5) at Ripon 6f 3yo mdn (5) gd in Jun.
Spirit Of Alsace (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, one pace final furlong, 5th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Fantasy Justifier (9-6) at Haydock 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Playtothewhistle 12-1 (9-5) Always towards rear, 11th of 14, 16l behind Ribblehead (9-5) at Redcar 7f mdn stks (5) gf in Jul.
Bajan Rebel 7-1 (8-10) Held up in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 14, 7l behind Miss Lucy Jane (9-4) at Beverley 1m 2f fll hcp (5) gd in Jul.
Sleeping Star 50-1 (8-7) Behind, headway over 2f out, soon ridden and weakened, 6th of 12, 6l behind More Beau (9-0) at Redcar 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gs in May.