It's difficult to get away from VALID POINT although there may be some mileage in an each-way interest in Join Up or What A Day. Sir Mark Prescott is renowned for the placing of his horse and it's no surprise to see Valid Point take in this race on his journey south from Ayr. He won as he liked there with his jockey remarking that he could have gone round again although he does face markedly different underfoot conditions. The majority of this field are unexposed and, in theory therefore, open to improvement so it will be worth keeping an eye on the market to see if any are supported. Join Up has run well the last twice and has a race in him but he's been ridden from the rear so he will need luck in running if he's to reach the frame. What A Day didn't run much of a race over hurdles last time but his last run on the level was a decent one which puts him in the picture. Georgie Bee wasn't far behind in fourth on that occasion and she may find some improvement for the fitting of blinkers so she has to rate highly too but recent evidence suggests that they've got it all to do to beat Valid Point.
Chanrossa (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) In touch, ridden over 3f out, every chance over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 5th of 13, 25l behind Teeky (9-2) at Newmarket 1m 4f fll hcp (5) gd in Jul.
King's Counsel (IRE) 10-1 (7-13) Prominent, one pace final 2f, 6th of 10, 8l behind Diamond Daisy (8-12) at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
What A Day 12-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders, ridden and effort over 1f out, stayed on under pressure to chase winner final furlong, held towards finish, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Veroon (9-7) at Beverley 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Screaming Brave 4-1 (8-13) Held up in 5th, pushed along 3f out, soon no impression, 6th of 8, 17l behind Sounds Of Jupiter (9-2) at Brighton 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) fm.
Carragold 20-1 (8-11) Soon ridden and behind, some late headway, never nearer, 5th of 10, 10l behind Wiseman's Diamond (9-8) at Newcastle 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Black River Falls (USA) 14-1 (8-8) Raced wide, tracked leaders, ridden and weakened 3f out, last of 10, 28l behind Kindest (9-9) at Haydock 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Jul.
Salamon 9-1 (9-3) Towards rear, pushed along halfway, some late headway, 5th of 10, 9l behind Jeremiah (9-12) at Brighton 7f mdn hcap 0-65 (6) gs.
Flying Phoebe 66-1 (8-12) Tracked leader, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 10th of 11, 31l behind Galilean Moon (8-12) at Newmarket 1m 4f 3yo mdn (4) gd in Jul.
Valid Point (IRE) 7-2fav (8-2) Dwelt, soon pushed along to track leader, hung right 4f out, led over 2f out, ridden clear approaching final furlong, heavily eased towards finish, comfortably, won at Ayr 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) sft beating Northside Prince (9-7) by 2 3/4l, 12 ran.
Shanavaz 12-1 (8-4) Towards rear, some headway over 1f out, never dangerous, 9th of 17, 9l behind Agilete (9-7) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Join Up 10-1 (8-4) Behind, headway over 1f out, stayed on strongly inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 15, 1 1/2l behind Miss Ferney (8-11) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-52 (6) gf.
Rose of Coma (IRE) 11-1 (8-6) Took keen hold, held up in last trio, headway on outside over 4f out, well held 4th over 2f out, no impression, 5th of 8, 14l behind Sounds Of Jupiter (9-2) at Brighton 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) fm.
Georgie Bee 15-2 (8-3) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden and effort over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 9, 1 3/4l behind Veroon (9-7) at Beverley 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Aven Mac (IRE) 18-1 (8-6) Dwelt, soon mid-division, driven and kept on final 2f, never troubled leaders, 8th of 17, 8l behind Tropical Duke (8-5) at Redcar 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Hopeful Lady 66-1 (8-12) Towards rear, ridden halfway, never near leaders, 7th of 11, 16l behind Whispering Spirit (8-12) at Catterick 7f 3yo mdn aut (6) gs in Jul.
Lady Dinsdale (IRE) 25-1 (8-4) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, never on terms, 9th of 17, 9l behind Tropical Duke (8-5) at Redcar 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Rose Avelina 33-1 (8-2) Slowly into stride, soon pushed along in rear, lost touch over 2f out, soon eased, tailed off, last of 7, well behind Off Chance (9-7) at Newcastle 1m 3yo fll hcp 0-75 (5) gf.