BEAT THE SHOWER returned to form with a victory over today's trip at Thirsk last month. He has winning form on soft ground and is taken to follow-up off a 4lb higher mark. Shifting Gold also returned to the winners' enclosure last time when scoring over 1m6f at Southwell. He'll handle any cut but has yet to win over today's distance, while better is expected from Salontyre who struggled in better company at Ffos Las a fortnight ago. Mojolika has been raised 8lb for last month's easy win over C&D but is unproven on the going and Mungo Park was a well beaten favourite over a shorter trip last time after landing his maiden at Hamilton.
Red Courtier 15-2 (8-10) Tracked leader until 5f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 13, 9l behind Itlaaq (9-5) at York 2m hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jul.
Descaro (USA) 5-2 (9-5) Held up in rear, pushed along over 3f out, soon outpaced, plugged on from over 2f out, went 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 5, 7l behind Union Island (9-5) at Catterick 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Beat The Shower 9-1 (8-13) Held up mid-division, headway to lead 2f out, soon ridden and hard pressed, kept on under pressure, held on towards finish, won at Thirsk 2m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul beating Riptide (9-1) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Shifting Gold (IRE) 3-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, good headway on outside 8f out, chased leader over 5f out, led over 3f out, driven out final furlong, won at Southwell 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Jul beating Magic Haze (9-1) by 2l, 10 ran.
Salontyre (GER) 11-4fav (8-13) Went right and awkward start, in rear, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 5th of 7, 12l behind West With The Wind (8-3) at Ffos Las 2m hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Mungo Park 5-2fav (9-7) Never travelled in 5th, ridden over 5f out, 6th and struggling over 3f out, 6th of 9, 13l behind Cunning Act (9-5) at Sandown 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul.
Argocat (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) In touch in rear, pushed along 6f out, outpaced over 2f out, kept on to go 3rd post, 3rd of 5, 14l behind Colour Vision (9-13) at Haydock 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Neptune Equester 4-1 (9-3) Soon led, headed over 5f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 16, 5l behind Soprano (8-11) at Thirsk 2m hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Mojolika 7-4fav (8-3) Tracked leader, ridden over 3f out, led over 2f out, clear over 1f out, eased towards rear, comfortable, won at Beverley 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul beating Markington (9-13) by 7l, 5 ran.