Talent Scout has won three times over course and distance, most recently last month, though he's 8lb higher now. Al Khan is another course specialist while Chinese Jade has to go on the short-list as he likes a fast surface. Bahamian C won at Musselburgh and Hamilton before finishing second at Thirsk, though may be in the handicapper's grip now. HENRY THE AVIATOR (NAP) has taken a long time to come to hand this year but was more like his old self at Leicester last time and is back on a winning mark - he looks ready to open his seasonal account.
Talent Scout (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Fly leapt start, tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 8th of 14, 13l behind Shared Equity (9-4) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Henry The Aviator (USA) 20-1 (9-10) Chased leader, challenged and every chance over 1f out, kept on and held towards finish, 3rd of 9, 1/2l behind Maverik (9-12) at Leicester 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Al Khan (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Towards rear, pushed along and headway over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 6l behind Khelman (9-9) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Argaki (IRE) 28-1 (8-9) Mid-division on inside, ridden over 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 11, 18l behind Angelic Upstart (8-9) at Goodwood 1m 1f app hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Red Charmer (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Midfield, weakened over 2f out, 11th of 13, 13l behind Bartack (9-10) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Chinese Jade 11-4 (9-7) Tracked winner throughout, ridden over 1f out, no impression when edged left final furlong, just held on for 2nd, 2nd of 4, 3 1/2l behind Serena Grae (8-13) at Bath 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) fm.
Lord of The Dance (IRE) 16-1 (9-10) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway on wide outside over 2f out, chased leaders 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 6l behind Silver Rime (10-7) at Carlisle 1m (4) gd.
Bahamian C 15-2 (9-0) Mid-division, effort over 2f out, went 2nd and edged left over 1f out, stayed on, no impression on winner, 2nd of 13, 4l behind Shouranour (9-10) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gs.