Extraterrestrial finally put a lengthy losing run to bed last time when narrowly outpointing Toto Skyllachy and there should be nothing between the pair on these terms. However, the former attempts this trip for the first time since 2010 and the latter has yet to oblige over 1m2f. Both should play a prominent role but HYDRANT is taken to overcome the pair. The Guest inmate landed a recent midsummer hat-trick in fine style and was not disgraced when upped significantly in grade eight days ago to contest a Class 3 Ascot handicap. This rates a more straightforward assignment and Becky Smith is taken to steer the course and distance winner back to winning ways. Seattle Drive was out the back in a similar contest on Novellist's King George day but the ex-Edward O'Grady charge is still respected for Brian Ellison with Cathy Gannon on board.
My Mate Jake (IRE) 25-1 (9-4) In touch, weakened over 2f out, 18th of 19, 44l behind Christmas Light (9-2) at York 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Sunnybridge Boy (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened, tailed off over 2f out, last of 19, well behind Christmas Light (9-2) at York 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Toto Skyllachy 7-2 (9-12) Led, ridden 1f out, kept on and headed towards finish, 2nd of 6, nk behind Extraterrestrial (9-2) at Carlisle 1m clm stks (5) sft in Jul.
Hydrant 10-1 (9-0) Led, headed 2f out, ridden and lost 2nd over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 7l behind Charles Camoin (10-0) at Ascot 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul.
Seattle Drive (IRE) 10-1 (9-9) Always behind, 13th of 15, 25l behind Lord Of The Dance (9-13) at Ascot 7f ladys hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Extraterrestrial 7-2 (9-2) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Carlisle 1m clm stks (5) sft in Jul beating Toto Skyllachy (9-12) by nk, 6 ran.
Jordaura 28-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, not much room over 3f out, headway 2f out, never dangerous, 7th of 12, 21l behind Arc Light (9-4) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Jul.
Landesherr (GER) 40-1 (9-2) Raced wide always towards rear, 9th of 11, 16l behind City Ground (10-2) at Beverley 1m 2f ldy hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
Kathlatino 16-1 (8-6) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 9, 9l behind Curly Come Home (9-7) at Doncaster 1m 2f fll hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.