It would appear that KALDOUN KINGDOM has turned a corner and we take Richard Fahey's runner to follow up on his Ayr Silver Cup success and land this valuable sprint handicap at the expense of Hitchens and Green Manalishi. Winless since his juvenile days until lifting the Ayr Silver cup the selection was topping a progressive run of form with that success. The lines look strong from that race and he looks weighted to confirm his superiority over Green Manalishi despite a three pound mark rise on his preferred ground. Hitchens wasn't disgraced in the Ayr Gold Cup before winning a good race at Haydock last time out. On the pick of his form he's still fairly treated and we can expect a bold bid. Captain Dunne easily landed a weaker event a Bath last time but held his own in a decent contest a Doncaster on his penultimate run. He races off the same mark as he did last time so he has to enter our thoughts. Cheverton is good on his day but has form to overturn on a few of his rivals so this could be a good opportunity for Kaldoun Kingdom to score a two-timer.
Hogmaneigh (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Held up far side group, headway approaching 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on final furlong, 7th of 26, 2 1/2l behind Jimmy Styles (9-2) at Ayr 6f hcp (2) gd in Sep.
Global City (IRE) 5-2 (8-7) Tracked leader, ridden to challenge over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, 2nd of 4, 1 1/4l behind Awinnersgame (8-7) at Yarmouth 6f cond Stakes (3) gf in Sep.
Wi Dud 40-1 (8-12) Chased leaders far side group and keen, weakened well over 1f out, 21st of 26, 14l behind Jimmy Styles (9-2) at Ayr 6f hcp (2) gd in Sep.
Hitchens (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Held up, headway over 1f out, ridden and stayed on strongly inside final furlong, led post, won at Haydock 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Sep beating Prohibit (9-4) by shd, 12 ran.
Captain Gerrard (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) In touch, ridden and outpaced when switched right over 1f out, soon driven and weakened soon after, 11th of 12, 7l behind Spin Cycle (8-12) at Newmarket 5f Listed stks (1) gf.
Hamish McGonagall 7-1 (9-4) Chased leaders far side, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 10th of 14, 6l behind Green Manalishi (8-9) at Haydock 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Sep.
Captain Dunne (IRE) 10-11fav (8-9) Tracked leading pair, shaken up to lead 1f out, pushed out, comfortable, won at Beverley 5f cond Stakes (3) gf in Sep beating Pawan (8-10) by 4 1/2l, 7 ran.
Cheveton 16-1 (8-9) In touch, driven and headway over 1f out, hard ridden to lead well inside final furlong, stayed on strongly, won at Haydock 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Sep beating Arganil (9-4) by nk, 16 ran.
Quest For Success (IRE) 11-1 (9-9) Chased leaders far side group, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 6th of 25, 2 1/4l behind Kaldoun Kingdom (8-12) at Ayr 6f hcap (2) gd in Sep.
Confuchias (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Went left start, chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 11th of 12, 7l behind Hitchens (9-2) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Sep.
Johannes (IRE) 11-1 (9-10) Chased leaders stands side group, weakened over 1f out, 19th of 25, 11l behind Kaldoun Kingdom (8-12) at Ayr 6f hcap (2) gd in Sep.
Green Manalishi 4-1fav (8-9) Tracked leaders stands' side, ridden and headway over 1f out, ran on well inside final furlong to lead final 50 yards, won at Haydock 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Sep beating Impressible (8-5) by 1l, 14 ran.
Magic Cat 100-1 (9-0) Behind far side group, weakened well over 1f out, 24th of 26, 18l behind Jimmy Styles (9-2) at Ayr 6f hcp (2) gd in Sep.
Kaldoun Kingdom (IRE) 8-1fav (8-12) Chased leaders far side group, led that group and overall leader over 1f out, hard ridden and kept on under pressure inside final furlong, won at Ayr 6f hcap (2) gd in Sep beating Lowther (9-1) by nk, 25 ran.
My Gacho (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, always behind, last of 12, 16l behind Desert Dreamer (8-5) at Chester 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Sep.
Parisian Pyramid (IRE) 18-1 (8-11) Steadied start, behind, some late headway, never dangerous, 7th of 16, 4l behind Cheveton (8-9) at Haydock 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Sep.
Excusez Moi (USA) 16-1 (9-0) Rearing in stalls, slowly away and always behind, 8th of 11, 6l behind Brave Prospector (9-3) at Doncaster 6f hcp 105 (2) gf in Sep.
Le Toreador 4-1 (9-5) Made all, ridden 1f out, held on, won at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol beating Garstang (8-12) by nk, 10 ran.
Toufan Express 12-1 (8-9) Rear of mid-division, headway under pressure from over 1f out, stayed on well final furlong to lead close home, won at Curragh 6f hcp 3yo+ gd in Sep beating Tornadodancer (8-8) by nk, 29 ran.
Irish Heartbeat (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, closed under pressure from over 1f out, kept on same pace well inside last, 4th of 29, 2 1/4l behind Toufan Express (8-9) at Curragh 6f hcp 3yo+ gd in Sep.