The veteran BECKERMET returned to winning ways over 6f here last month and has gone close again since over today's trip. Beaten less than a length in better company last time, Ruth Carr's charge can take advantage of this drop in class. Doncaster winner Music Festival is another dropping down in grade and should figure along with Berbice, who was runner-up at Musselburgh recently with Shunkawakhan, Hellbender and Balance On Time behind. It's hard to make case for any of the remainder.
Frequency 13-2 (9-5) Held up in touch, headway towards stands side 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, never on terms, 4th of 7, 8l behind Klynch (9-7) at Ayr 6f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Jun.
Beckermet (IRE) 7-1 (8-4) Close up, ridden and slightly outpaced over 2f out, headway over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Legal Legacy (8-12) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Music Festival (USA) 7-2 (8-5) Dwelt, held up towards rear, ridden well well over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 8l behind Pravda Street (8-10) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jun.
Berbice (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, soon mid-division, headway 4f out, going well behind leaders when switched left over 1f out, ridden to chase winner soon after, held close home, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Drive Home (8-8) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jun.
Whispered Times (USA) 12-1 (9-0) Held up in touch, headway over 2f out, soon every chance, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 6, 14l behind Spying (9-8) at Redcar 7f clm stks (5) gs in Jun.
Hellbender (IRE) 5-2fav (9-0) Broke well, held up towards rear, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Drive Home (8-8) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jun.
Burnwynd Boy 12-1 (8-13) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 14, 16l behind Boy The Bell (8-8) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Jun.
Master Leon 14-1 (8-8) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, one pace, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 13, 10l behind Fazza (9-5) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Jun.
Chambers (IRE) 16-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 12, 20l behind Not My Choice (9-6) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in May.
Shunkawakhan (IRE) 10-1 (9-8) Led, ridden over 1f out, soon headed, kept on, 3rd of 11, 2 3/4l behind Thinking (9-11) at Musselburgh 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jun.
Chicamia 25-1 (9-11) Always in rear, last of 10, 11l behind Royal Composer (9-3) at Beverley 1m 2f ladies hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul '10.
Balance On Time (IRE) 22-1 (8-2) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, ridden and effort over 2f out, no impression, 7th of 9, 6l behind Drive Home (8-8) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jun.