FISHFORCOMPLIMENTS can win this, due reward for his consistency during a busy spell. Still well-handicapped despite a rise to a mark of 80, this reliable gelding looks likely to score over what is his optimum trip. Shotley Mac impressed when beating Summer Dancer, whilst King Of Eden steps up in trip but he might now be high enough in the weights after a very profitable summer. Istiqdaam needs a market check with the promise of more to come, Billy Dane is one of several who should ensure an honest gallop, whilst a visor may spark improvement in Geoff Oldroyd's Bond City. Rain would suit River Falcon, but along with Mujaadel and Commando Scott he commands respect regardless.
Shotley Mac 8-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on well, won at Beverley 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug beating Summer Dancer (9-8) by 2 1/4l, 13 ran.
Bond City (IRE) 18-1 (9-10) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 5th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Ginger Ted (9-6) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Aug.
Standpoint 8-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, every chance 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 5l behind Signor Verdi (8-13) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Fishforcompliments 7-2fav (9-1) Early reminder, led, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on, 3rd of 8, 2l behind Soviet Secret (8-13) at Redcar 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Summer Dancer (IRE) 14-1 (9-8) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, soon ridden, stayed on, 2nd of 13, 2 1/4l behind Shotley Mac (9-3) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Sarah's Art (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, hampered over 4f out, headway over 1f out, never on terms with leaders, 6th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Secret Witness (8-9) at Salisbury 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
River Falcon 16-1 (8-11) Held up in rear, lost place well over 3f out, headway 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 1l behind Zomerlust (9-9) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
King Of Eden (IRE) 9-4fav (9-11) Held up, ridden halfway, kept on final furlong, nearest finish, 6th of 12, 4l behind Legal Eagle (9-2) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Mujaadel (USA) 10-1 (10-0) Held up in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 1 1/4l behind Dream Win (9-5) at Redcar 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Aug.
Billy Dane (IRE) 5-1fav (9-12) Led, headed over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 10th of 12, 10l behind Arabian Spirit (9-8) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Rio Cobolo (IRE) 13-2 (9-3) Outpaced throughout and always in rear, tailed off, last of 11, 45l behind Fathsta (9-12) at Chester 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Aug.
Elusive Sue (USA) 13-2 (9-3) Chased leaders, every chance over 1f out, not ran on, 3rd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Amethyst Dawn (9-9) at Carlisle 7f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Aug.
Istiqdaam 16-1 (8-11) Held up towards rear and keen, never a factor, 8th of 13, 7l behind Shotley Mac (9-3) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Step In Time (IRE) 6-1 (9-2) With leaders, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 10, 2 1/2l behind Malcheek (9-12) at Redcar 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Aug.
Commando Scott (IRE) 4-1fav (8-10) Held up towards rear and keen, headway over 3f out on outer, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on, won at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Aug beating Champain Sands (8-6) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Slikback Jack (IRE) 11-1 (9-7) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Night Trade (9-5) at Catterick 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
Tevez 10-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride, in rear, ridden along over 4f out, headway to lead narrowly 2f out, edged right inside final furlong, asserted near finish, won at Leicester 7f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Aug beating Justonefortheroad (9-10) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Rough Rock (IRE) 9-1 (9-4) Held up, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, no impression, 3rd of 9, 7l behind Rosedale (8-9) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Aug.