A couple of three-year-olds have won this recently and Modern Lady is running well enough to get involved from her inside draw, though she doesn't win very often. Majestic Manannan is also well berthed and the fact that he likes a stiff 5f is in his favour on this track. Dark Opal likes some cut in the ground so conditions should be ideal but Medici Time, whose last victory was a year ago at Newmarket, is only slowly coming down the weights. BEAU MISTRAL is drawn in the centre and her rider can choose which path to take as they sometimes come down the stands' side if the going turns soft. He ran very well at the Curragh last month and found 6f on rain softened ground too much to handle at Haydock.
Fathsta (IRE) 3-1fav (8-12) Led, headed 3f out, lost place inside final 2f, weakened final furlong, 9th of 11, 13l behind Mr David (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f clm stks (5) pol.
Majestic Manannan (IRE) 4-1 (9-8) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 7, nk behind Wild Sauce (9-5) at Catterick 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Master Bond 12-1 (9-6) Held up, ridden halfway, kept on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Steel Rain (8-13) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Aug.
Medici Time 20-1 (9-9) Behind and outpaced, kept on inside final furlong, 9th of 13, 7l behind Bronze Beau (9-3) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
Chunky Diamond (IRE) 25-1 (8-8) Taken back soon after start, in rear, ridden and effort over 1f out, never on terms, 10th of 14, 6l behind Imperial Legend (9-2) at Haydock 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Willbeme 7-2fav (9-4) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon carried left, faded final furlong, 6th of 12, 5l behind Meandmyshadow (9-9) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Scentpastparadise 10-1 (8-8) Prominent, ridden and weakened final furlong, 5th of 6, 7l behind Monakova (8-13) at Ripon 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Beau Mistral (IRE) 7-1 (8-7) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, soon hung left, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 11, 6l behind Bop It (9-4) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Dark Opal (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Barkston Ash (9-4) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Modern Lady 22-1 (8-3) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 9, nk behind Sharaarah (9-10) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Mitchum 20-1 (9-6) In rear, never on terms, 10th of 12, 25l behind Jupiter Fidius (8-10) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Choc'a'moca (IRE) 22-1 (9-9) With leaders, pushed along halfway, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Captain Royale (9-7) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Aug.
M J Woodward 6-1 (8-11) Mid-division, ridden and faded over 1f out, 6th of 7, 10l behind Wild Sauce (9-5) at Catterick 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.