NATEEJA is worth another chance having been beaten only a head at Yarmouth last time. She finished a couple of lengths in front of the re-opposing Deficit and can confirm running in the process of landing this. Zenafire went close when stepped up to 1m4f at Haydock and this longer trip may bring further improvement. He's preferred to Fushicho, well beaten when third at Nottingham last time. Moaning Butcher was placed at the same track in May but has ran poorly either side of that.
Eshtyaaq 7-2 (9-2) Steaied start, took keen hold, held up in 6th, steady headway over 4f out, chased leaders 3f out, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 9, 11l behind Admirable Duque (8-9) at Newbury 1m 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Zenafire 13-2 (8-13) In touch, headway 3f out, led entering entering final 2f, headed narrowly inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 9, hd behind Tenhoo (9-11) at Haydock 1m 4f app hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Jun.
Fushicho 16-1 (8-9) Towards rear, headway over 4f out, soon ridden and outpaced, stayed on final furlong, 3rd of 11, 5l behind Mac Tiernan (9-5) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Jun.
Deficit (IRE) 9-2 (9-2) Held up, headway over 3f out, ridden and edged left over 1f out, stayed on, unable to get on terms with front pair, 3rd of 6, 2 3/4l behind Alcaeus (9-13) at Yarmouth 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Nateeja (IRE) 6-1 (8-12) Pushed along brielfy leaving stalls, tracked leader, led 4f out, ridden 2f out, headed over 1f out, squeezed for room inside final furlong, ran on, just held, 2nd of 6, hd behind Alcaeus (9-13) at Yarmouth 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Moaning Butcher 8-1 (9-3) Mid-division, lost place and ridden over 3f out, soon behind, last of 16, 43l behind Man From Seville (9-1) at Redcar 1m 6f 3yo mdn hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May.
Mr Blue Nose 100-1 (8-11) Last pair, pushed along and struggling 7f out, tailed off, 5th of 8, 25l behind Da Do Run Run (8-11) at Lingfield 1m 3f mdn stks (5) gd in May.