Run Fat Lass Run found the rise in grade too much to contend with when unplaced at York and will find this return to a lower grade to her liking. Previously progressive, she's expected to be a leading contender. However, DARK CRYSTAL, the only 3-y-o on view, receives a healthy 17lb from the topweight and can bounce back from a fair effort at Hamilton on Saturday evening. The drop to 6f didn't seem to suit and in the circumstances she did well to get as close as she did. This represents her first sortie over a mile but her 7f victory on her penultimate outing when comprehensively outpointing the strongly-supported Crafted indicated it should be well within her compass. Ewell Place has no wins for a couple of years now but is running consistently well and is handicapped to finish alongside Run Fat Lass Run on Carlisle running last month.
Run Fat Lass Run 8-1 (8-1) Prominent, ridden 3f out, weakened entering final furlong, 15th of 18, 15l behind Eurystheus (9-4) at York 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Live Dangerously 15-8fav (9-3) With leader, led over 3f out, headed inside final furlong, soon weakened, 5th of 16, 7l behind Kimbali (9-1) at Beverley 7f sell stks (6) gf.
Ewell Place (IRE) 2-1fav (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 8, 8l behind Mazeppa (9-7) at Musselburgh 1m app hcp (6) sft in Jun.
Rioja Day (IRE) 11-2 (9-10) Raced wide towards rear, ridden 3f out, never on terms, 6th of 10, 8l behind Goninodaethat (9-6) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Jun.
Dhaular Dhar (IRE) 5-1 (9-11) Keen in rear, headway and not clear run over 1f out, never able to challenge, 5th of 10, 5l behind Cono Zur (9-10) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Dark Crystal 9-2 (8-9) Held up, headway 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Gold Beau (9-7) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Berbice (IRE) 12-1 (8-8) Slowly away, behind, switched left to inside over 2f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never going pace to trouble leaders, 4th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Lucy Bee (9-3) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Aug.