ARKAIM improved for the switch to Polytrack when runner-up over a shorter trip here last week. There should be more to come on only his sixth start with Kieren Fallon taking over the reins and he gets the nod. Tigerbill has also posted a couple of better efforts here of late and can figure, while Yellow Printer has to come into the reckoning on his latest third at Kempton. Daniel Thomas finished runner-up here on his recent reappearance and could make the frame again, but Cathcart Castle found a couple too good at this track on Thursday and it could be the same story today.
Daniel Thomas (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, not clear run on inside 3f out, headway towards inside over 1f out, stayed on well to 2nd closing stages, not reach winner, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind Monashee Rock (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Sep.
Highland Love 17-2 (8-10) Tracked leader, effort 3f out, ridden and lost place over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 10th of 13, 28l behind Carragold (8-11) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Aug.
Yellow Printer 11-1 (9-5) Mid-division, headway approaching final furlong, ran on closing stages, never able to challenge, 3rd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Gee Major (8-13) at Kempton 1m hcp (6) pol in Sep.
Cathcart Castle 9-1 (9-0) In rear, headway on inner over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on to lead well inside final furlong, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol beating One Of Twins (9-0) by 3/4l, 13 ran.
Dandarrell 16-1 (8-10) Close up, ridden 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 2l behind Knowe Head (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Sep.
Arkaim 7-1 (9-0) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, held close home, 2nd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Prime Circle (8-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app hcp 0-55 (6) pol in Sep.
Corrib (IRE) 17-2 (9-5) Chased leaders, pushed along inside final 4f, weakened well over 2f out, tailed off, 11th of 14, 26l behind Kathleen Kennet (9-7) at Bath 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Sep.
So Is She (IRE) 11-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 8l behind Hill Tribe (9-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.
Lunar Limelight 20-1 (9-7) Mid-division, headway under pressure over 2f out, chased leaders approaching final furlong, kept on same pace, 4th of 13, 7l behind Fastinthestraight (9-9) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in Jul.
Tigerbill 13-2 (8-11) Chased clear leader, closed over 2f out, led over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, headed final 100 yards, lost 2 places close home, 4th of 12, 1 1/2l behind Monashee Rock (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Sep.
Vanilla Rum 12-1 (8-13) Held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, no headway, 9th of 11, 14l behind Lady Barastar (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Sep.
Sunshine Buddy 100-1 (8-11) Never on terms, 9th of 12, 28l behind Comedy Act (9-10) at Leicester 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jun '10.
Shunkawakhan (IRE) 14-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 10, 18l behind Benny The Bear (9-4) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Sep.