Another large-field handicap with endless chances but DIABLO DANCER is a filly on the upgrade and with a handful of runs to her name is open to further progress. She travelled well through her last race at Carlise before quickening away and should deliver another good account from her lowly handicap perch. Rough Rock and Fishforcompliments finished 1-2 here last year but the latter makes more appeal at the revised weights this time round and is potentially well treated. Malcheek is unlikely to improve any more at his age but is another on a very tempting mark if putting his best foot forward, though the main threat has to be Blues Jazz. Hold-up tactics have delivered four straight successes for which an overall rise of 16lb seems fair. He may not have stopped improving yet and has to be on any short-list.
One Scoop Or Two 15-2 (8-11) Chased leaders, effort over 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, not pace of winner, 2nd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Kingscroft (8-13) at Chester 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul.
Caranbola 5-1 (9-8) Slowly into stride, behind and soon outpaced, ridden to chase leaders over 2f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong to lead towards finish, won at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Aug beating Haajes (9-10) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Sunrise Safari (IRE) 13-8fav (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 6, 5l behind Esprit De Midas (9-10) at Carlisle 6f clm stks (6) gs in Aug.
My Gacho (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Led, driven over 2f out, headed well over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 16, 17l behind Albaqaa (9-8) at Goodwood 1m 1f app hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Mandalay King (IRE) 8-1 (9-10) Dwelt, held up in rear, pushed along over 2f out, never dangerous, 7th of 8, 7l behind Jarrow (9-8) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul.
Signore Momento (IRE) 5-1 (9-7) Slowly away, towards rear, effort when hung left over 2f out, weakening when hung right over 1f out, last of 17, 23l behind R Woody (9-7) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Aug '10.
Malcheek (IRE) 8-1 (9-11) Raced wide in touch 5f out, headway to track leaders over 2f out, soon ridden, weakened 1f out, 11th of 13, 11l behind Orpsie Boy (9-10) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Not My Choice (IRE) 14-1 (9-12) Awkward leaving stalls, tracked leader after 1f until ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 9, 6l behind George Baker (9-8) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Aug.
Diman Waters (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Raced keenly, tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, no impression final furlong, 5th of 13, 12l behind Polish World (9-8) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Rough Rock (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 4th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Cloud Rock (9-5) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Aug.
Illustrious Prince (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Raced wide mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on one pace, not trouble leaders, 5th of 14, 6l behind Last Sovereign (9-12) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
Fishforcompliments 25-1 (9-7) Held up in touch, headway over 1f out, soon chasing leaders, weakened final furlong, 5th of 20, 10l behind Captain Ramius (10-2) at Ascot 7f ladys hcp 0-90 (3) gs in Jul.
Blues Jazz 11-4fav (9-12) Raced wide held up in rear, reminders 3f out, ridden and headway from over 1f out, edged left entering final furlong, sustained run to lead well inside final furlong, won at Ayr 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Aug beating Emeralds Spirit (9-4) by 3/4l, 9 ran.
Riverdale (IRE) 7-2 (9-5) Chased leaders, switched left over 2f out, soon ridden and no impression, 4th of 6, 2 3/4l behind Bravo King (9-4) at Thirsk 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) hvy in Aug.
Dhhamaan (IRE) 6-1 (8-10) Prominent, led halfway, headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 14, 15l behind Glenridding (9-11) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-80 (4) hvy in Aug.
Iceblast 16-1 (8-8) Dwelt in rear, outpaced halfway, never on terms, 6th of 8, 11l behind Roninski (9-0) at Catterick 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Powerful Pierre 40-1 (8-11) Mid-division, lost place after 2f, soon behind, no danger after, 11th of 13, 28l behind Polish World (9-8) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Diablo Dancer 11-2 (8-10) Went right start, tracked leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, ridden out, won at Carlisle 7f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Aug beating Present Danger (9-7) by 2 1/2l, 9 ran.
Moral Issue 8-1 (9-7) Tracked leader, driven and lost place over 3f out, kept on same pace, weakened final furlong, 7th of 9, 9l behind Icy Blue (8-9) at Thirsk 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Aug.
Steel Stockholder 7-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, pushed along on outer over 3f out, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 3/4l behind Ours (9-1) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sep '10.