A wide-open claimer and only a tentative vote goes to RED CAPE. He's not been at his best on the turf of late but will go close dropped into this grade if running anywhere near the level of July's win at Newcastle. Piddie's Power is also dropped in class and Efistorm arrives in great heart having landed a recent hat-trick on the turf. Brynfa Boy has been threatening to get his head back in front at this track recently, while Kempton winner Magic Cross would have been the selection with a better draw. Cavitie had stablemate Orpenindeed behind when scoring over 7f here earlier in the month and both could figure if in the mood.
Efistorm 15-8fav (9-5) Chased leaders, headway to lead over 1f out, strongly challenged inside final furlong, headed and no extra towards finish, 2nd of 5, nk behind Go Go Green (8-13) at Thirsk 6f Selling Stakes (0-75) (3yo+) (6) gs in Aug.
Piddie's Power 9-2fav (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened closing stages, 4th of 13, 2l behind The Name Is Frank (8-7) at Bath 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Brynfa Boy 9-2 (8-3) In rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, challenged winner inside final furlong, stayed on, 2nd of 12, shd behind Stevie Gee (8-5) at Wolverhampton 7f clm stks (5) pol.
Red Cape (FR) 22-1 (9-0) Mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 12, 13l behind Fabreze (9-2) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Steelcut 4-1fav (8-9) Took keen hold and prominent, chased leader over 4f out until over 2f out, ridden to chase winner over 1f out until finaL 100 yards and soon outpaced, 5th of 9, 1 3/4l behind Grandmas Dream (8-6) at Kempton 6f clm stks 0-75 (5) pol.
Femme D'espere 250-1 (9-2) Soon tracking leaders, weakened over 4f out, tailed off, last of 14, well behind Sadeek's Song (9-3) at Nottingham 1m mdn stks (5) gf.
Cavitie 11-4fav (8-2) Took keen hold tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened 1f out, 11th of 12, 12l behind Stevie Gee (8-5) at Wolverhampton 7f clm stks (5) pol.
Orpenindeed (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Led, ridden inside final 2f, headed and no extra inside final furlong, soon weakened to 3rd, 3rd of 7, 4 1/2l behind Cavitie (8-6) at Wolverhampton 7f clm stks (5) pol.
Sarah's Art (IRE) 33-1 (9-7) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, not much room just over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 10, 8l behind Little Jimmy Odsox (9-5) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Tro Nesa (IRE) 25-1 (8-7) In rear, outpaced 2f out, ridden and headway into mid-division when edged left inside final furlong, never near leaders, 8th of 11, 7l behind Marvellous Value (9-6) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Rainy Night 6-1 (8-11) Pushed along to chase leaders, led over 4f out, ridden over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, soon weakened, 7th of 13, 5l behind Emiratesdotcom (9-5) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Magic Cross 6-1 (9-2) Mid-division, good headway over 1f out, soon chasing leaders, ran on to lead inside final furlong, driven out, won at Kempton 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol beating Torres Del Paine (9-3) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
Penny's Pearl (IRE) 9-1 (8-11) Held up, ridden over 2f out, never on terms, 7th of 10, 10l behind Flying Phoenix (8-11) at Leicester 7f 3yo sll (6) gd.