Van Bossed is better than his recent form figures might suggest, however a safer bet looks to be the consistent VIOLENT VELOCITY; punters should beware Countdown who is well-treated and loves soft ground and also Game Lad who is back down to his last winning mark. The selection handles any ground and he hasn't run a bad race this year. His latest third at Thirsk may suggest that he is not particularly well-treated on this sort of mark however the race wasn't really run to suit. Top-weight Turn Me On was a place ahead of him there so warrants respect, as do the consistent trio of Celtic Lynn, Oh So Saucy and Misplaced Fortune. With a more intriguing profile perhaps are another trio. Sadeek is racing off a mark of 76 following three poor runs and that means that he is no back on his last winning mark, whilst a similar profile is held by both Countdown and Game Lad, both who represent shrewd yards. Burning Incense returns to this trip and is now 10lb lower than his last winning mark, which admittedly was three years ago. Without Prejudice and Observatory Star both appear to be now in the grip of the handicapper and unless the cheek-pieces bring about improvement in Last Sovereign, the feeling is that this might go the way of Violent Velocity.
Turn Me On (IRE) 14-1 (9-9) In touch, driven and outpaced over 3f out, ridden and kept on final 2f, 5th of 16, 2l behind Glenridding (9-3) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Last Sovereign 8-1 (9-6) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, edged right approaching final furlong, stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 11, 3/4l behind Seamus Shindig (9-4) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Van Bossed (CAN) 10-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, outpaced over 2f out, no impression final furlong, 10th of 14, 8l behind Discanti (8-13) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Observatory Star (IRE) 11-2fav (9-13) Mid-division, headway 2f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 6th of 19, 2 3/4l behind Arizona John (9-3) at Redcar 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Aug.
Without Prejudice (USA) 10-3fav (9-13) Tracled leader, ridden over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 1 3/4l behind Mujaadel (9-6) at Redcar 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Aug.
Sir Xaar (IRE) 40-1 (8-8) Behind, outpaced over 2f out, never dangerous, last of 12, 33l behind The Osteopath (9-1) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Jun.
Koraleva Tectona (IRE) 20-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened 1f out, 5th of 9, 11l behind Pyrrha (9-12) at Newmarket 7f flls hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Aug.
Game Lad 6-1 (8-11) Dwelt, behind, outpaced 2f out, ridden over 1f out, never on terms, 8th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Horatio Carter (9-7) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-100 (2) sft in Jun.
Burning Incense (IRE) 33-1 (9-9) In rear, moderate effort on stand rail over 1f out, never in contention, 12th of 14, 8l behind Captain Scooby (8-6) at Carlisle 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Aug.
Countdown 25-1 (8-13) Raced far side, in rear, some headway 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 11th of 14, 11l behind Captain Brilliance (9-9) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jun.
Knavesmire (IRE) 50-1 (9-6) With leaders, weakened well over 1f out, 8th of 11, 12l behind Jeninsky (9-6) at Doncaster 7f flls hcp 0-130 (3) gs in Jul.
Violent Velocity (IRE) 3-1fav (8-13) Mid-division, headway 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on under pressure final furlong, never troubled leaders, 8th of 16, 3 1/2l behind Glenridding (9-3) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Sadeek 33-1 (9-8) Mid-division, lost place over 2f out, soon ridden and weakened, last of 16, 24l behind Glenridding (9-3) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Celtic Lynn (IRE) 8-1 (8-13) Held up in rear, ridden and effort on outside over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, no impression, 6th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Medici Pearl (9-10) at Hamilton 1m flls hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Aug.
Dickie Le Davoir 13-2 (9-3) Slowly into stride, towards rear, headway on inside well over 1f out, soon badly hampered, switched right inside final furlong, ran on towards finish (placed 3rd), 3rd of 13, 2 1/2l behind Bertie Southstreet (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Aug.
Desert Falls 12-1 (9-1) In touch, raced keenly, not clear run from over 1f out until inside final furlong, ran on to take 2nd last stride, 2nd of 12, 3 1/2l behind Mount Hadley (9-12) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Aug.
Oh So Saucy 4-1fav (9-11) Steadied start, held up, ridden over 1f out, keeping on when not much room inside final furlong, soon switched right, 6th of 7, 2 1/4l behind Dukes Art (9-3) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul.
Cornus 12-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 8th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Ninth House (8-13) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Aug.
Misplaced Fortune 5-1 (9-6) Keen, tracked leaders, ridden to lead briefly over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 12, 1 3/4l behind Peper Harow (7-13) at Nottingham 6f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.