Thoresby steps up in trip after hanging on for victory at Towcester back in May while Minella For Steak was still beaten 15 lengths when runner-up on his latest start. Irish raider Street Runner has to compete off a 16lb higher mark after winning at Down Royal but the likes of Flying Doctor and Twin Bud posted better efforts last time having slipped down the weights. LONG WAVE scored over track and trip in July with a subsequent winner back in third and he gets the vote to defy a 6lb rise and go in again.
Diamond's Return (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Held up in rear, headway 3 out, soon chased leaders, ridden and stayed on to take 3rd towards finish, no impression with front pair, 3rd of 9, 6l behind Della Sun (11-1) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Aug.
Thoresby (IRE) 11-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, ridden after 3 out, challenged 2 out, led before last, stayed on gamely, won at Towcester 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in May beating Bob Lewis (9-9) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
Minella For Steak (IRE) 2-1fav (11-5) Held up, headway 4th, chased winner before 9th, ridden after 3 out, no impression before 2 out, mistake last, 2nd of 5, 15l behind Coronea Lilly (11-12) at Market Rasen 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Aug.
Long Wave (IRE) 3-1 (11-12) In touch on inside, led after 4th, made rest, ridden after 3 out, stayed on well flat, won at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jul beating Moon Melody (9-10) by 2l, 15 ran.
Priceless Art (IRE) 7-1 (10-6) Mid-division, not fluent 5th or 6th, soon ridden, well held before 3 out, stayed on flat, never nearer, 4th of 9, 9l behind Wayward Glance (11-10) at Worcester 2m 4f clm hdl (5) gd in Aug.
Larteta (FR) 33-1 (10-7) With leader and keen, led 4th, headed 2 out, one pace from last, 3rd of 7, 11l behind Sky Khan (10-5) at Sedgefield 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gf in Aug.
Street Runner 13-2 (10-5) Soon mid-division, 6th and ridden 5 out, back travelling well and closer in 3rd approaching 3 out, soon challenged, in front and slight mistake 2 out, stayed on well under pressure run-in, won at Down Royal 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-109 gf in Aug beating Corr Point (11-5) by 2 3/4l, 11 ran.
Auberge (IRE) 5-1 (10-0) In touch in 4th, pushed along 4 out, weakened before 3 out, 7th of 9, well behind Goldan Jess (10-10) at Cartmel 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Aug.
Flying Doctor 5-2fav (11-4) Prominent, led 8th, headed 3 out, soon led again, ridden and headed last, stayed on, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Pete (10-12) at Cartmel 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Aug.
Twin Bud 11-1 (9-11) In touch on outside, led 3 out to next, soon ridden and one pace, stayed on flat, always held, 2nd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Ballinahow Star (11-12) at Uttoxeter 3m mrs hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in May.
Starlight Air 25-1 (11-11) Mid-division, struggling on outside before 5th, behind from 4 out, tailed off, last of 12, well behind Isthereadifference (11-8) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Aug.
Changing Lanes 7-1 (11-8) Mid-division, not fluent 6th, reminders and behind next, soon struggling, tailed off when pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Michigan Assassin (11-5) at Ffos Las 3m hcp 0-100 (5) gd in Aug, 10 ran.
Vicpol (ITY) 14-1 (11-4) Never going well, in touch until 4th, last next, pulled up before 6th, in a race won by Royal Peak (10-6) at Stratford 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Aug, 7 ran.
Lucky To Be Alive (IRE) 7-1 (11-6) Held up, mistake 1st, headway approaching 6th, not fluent 8th or 2 out, no extra before last, 4th of 9, 17l behind Dreamsoftheatre (11-13) at Stratford 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Aug.
Moon Melody (GER) 11-2 (9-10) Always prominent, 4th and outpaced before 3 out, soon ridden, stayed on under pressure flat, went 2nd towards finish, no impression with winner, 2nd of 15, 2l behind Long Wave (11-12) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jul.