Alfred Hutchinson could only manage third over today's trip in between a couple of wins over shorter distances including a mile at this track in May. JAWHAR fared much better on his first start over 1m2f when winning eased down at Yarmouth a fortnight ago. He gets the nod to go in again despite a 4lb higher mark. Double Cee is up 7lb as he bids for a hat-trick and beat Christmas Light at Musselburgh last time and a host of others have been threatening a return to winning ways. They include Ripon runner-up Lady Loch and Sandown second Scottish Star while King Of Windsor and Pass Muster are others capable of making the frame.
Pass Muster 7-2 (10-0) Towards rear, switched left 2f out, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, went 2nd inside final furlong, 2nd of 8, 2l behind No Compromise (8-12) at Leicester 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Aug.
Alfred Hutchinson 9-2fav (8-11) Mid-division, weakened over 2f out, won at York 1m app hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May beating Next Edition (8-12) by shd, 20 ran.
King Of Windsor (IRE) 11-2 (9-3) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, never nearer, 4th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Star Links (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Aug.
Jawhar (IRE) 15-8fav (10-0) Keen held up, headway and switched right over 2f out, led 1f out, ridden out, won at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Aug beating Manomine (8-9) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.
Vimiero (USA) 6-4fav (9-9) Held up, smooth headway on outer entering final 2f, ridden and no impression final furlong, 5th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Art Scholar (9-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Oct.
Shamdarley (IRE) 11-2 (9-8) Held up mid-division on outer, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 12, 16l behind Position (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Aug.
Scottish Star 11-2 (9-8) Took keen hold, strongly pressed throughout final furlong, stayed on gamely until headed and no extra final 50 yards, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Cactus Valley (9-2) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Aug.
Desert Romance (IRE) 10-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, headway and not much room over 2f out, ridden and one pace from over 1f out, 5th of 10, 8l behind Voodoo Prince (9-9) at Ripon 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) sft in Aug.
Carragold 6-1 (9-12) Tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 4l behind Party Line (9-4) at Beverley 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Amazing Blue Sky 8-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, pushed along over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 8th of 9, 24l behind Kalk Bay (9-6) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
El Bravo 50-1 (9-6) Behind, never on terms, 8th of 11, 25l behind Henry Allingham (9-2) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-80 (4) fbs in Aug.
Jonny Lesters Hair (IRE) 9-1 (8-13) Held up mid-division, headway over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 10, 15l behind Voodoo Prince (9-9) at Ripon 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) sft in Aug.
Euston Square 16-1 (9-0) Held up mid-division, headway to chase leaders over 3f out, weakened towards finish, 7th of 14, 5l behind Full Toss (9-0) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Aug.
Robert The Painter (IRE) 3-1fav (9-2) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, not able to reach front trio, 4th of 13, 2 1/2l behind Standpoint (9-12) at Doncaster 1m 2f app hcp (5) gd in Aug.
Lady Loch 4-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on to take 2nd close home, no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Miss Ellany (9-3) at Ripon 1m 2f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Regal Swain (IRE) 10-1 (9-6) Ridden along in mid-division, weakened over 2f out, 10th of 11, 35l behind Henry Allingham (9-2) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-80 (4) fbs in Aug.
Double Cee 11-2 (9-6) Held up mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, led last 50 yards, driven out, won at Musselburgh 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug beating Call Of Duty (8-13) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.
Hydrant 3-1fav (10-0) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Edas (8-7) at Carlisle 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Aug.
Christmas Light 6-1 (9-12) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 4f out, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on, 4th of 9, 3l behind Double Cee (9-6) at Musselburgh 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Time Of My Life (IRE) 6-1 (9-10) Soon led, narrowly headed 3f out, soon ridden, no extra over 2f out, 7th of 9, 8l behind Jimtown (9-11) at Down Royal 1m 2f 3yo hcp gs in Jul.