Lightly-raced winner. Cheekpieces on for 1st time, last of 9 in handicap (7/1) at York (5f, good) 28 days ago, missing break. Back up in trip. Tongue strap on 1st time. Too soon to write off.
Winner at Thirsk in July. Below form tenth of 16 in handicap at York (6f, good, 12/1) 10 days ago. Split a couple of subsequent winners on his previous outing, so remains one to bear in mind.
Winner at Doncaster in July. Good second of 16 in handicap (10/1) at York (6f, good) 10 days ago. Looks ahead of this mark, so boasts leading claims.
9/1, career best when winning 9-runner handicap at Kempton (6f) 12 days ago. Could improve further but a steady pace would act against him.
Course winner. Fourth of 7 in handicap at this course (5.2f, good to firm, 8/1) 50 days ago. Needs to do more if he's to defy current mark.
Tenth of 15 in handicap (10/1) at Ayr (6f, good to soft) 23 days ago. Shaped well on penultimate outing, so not totally dismissed.
Many A Star (4/6), Benefit Street (5/1), Pink Sands (9/1), Juan Les Pins (9/1), Intimate Moment (12/1), Wadi Al Salaam (16/1)
MANY A STAR was just touched off having travelled powerfully when runner-up in a competitive event at York off this mark so, provided he's in the same mood 10 days on, he'll be hard to beat in this slightly lesser affair. Last-time-out winner Juan Les Pins could launch a challenge if the pace is strong enough and Benefit Street is still one to bear in mind despite a lesser effort recently.