This looks a tight little handicap though it's tough to make a case for Hot Rod Mamma, who didn't appear to stay 1m4f at York in June. Getabuzz has plenty of stamina, however, and is in good form having finished third at Doncaster 11 days ago. But Tim Easterby's stayer may struggle to confirm earlier Town Moor running with ROYAL SWAIN, who has every chance here if reproducing his best being only a pound higher than his last winning mark. It would be no surprise to see Samarkand come back to form either while Ukrainian won at Ayr before finishing third at Brighton, though it's interesting to see that Joe Fanning is partnering lightly-raced stablemate Red Orator instead. Luctor Emergo rattled up a hat-trick at Ayr last month but has had his limitations exposed since.
Hot Rod Mamma (IRE) 13-2 (9-4) Mid-division, headway to track leaders over 3f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 7l behind Mirrored (9-9) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Getabuzz 7-1 (9-11) Tracked leaders, weakened over 1f out, went 3rd close home, 3rd of 9, 14l behind Maastricht (8-7) at Doncaster 1m 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Samarkand (IRE) 7-2fav (9-7) Held up mid-division, headway on bit over 2f out, not much room over 1f out, switched right inside final furlong kept on, never able to challenge, 5th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Full Toss (9-0) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
Royal Swain (IRE) 9-2 (9-10) Held up mid-division, lost place and outpaced halfway, headway over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 10, 10l behind Kian's Delight (9-4) at Catterick 2m hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Jul.
Wells Lyrical (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) Raced keenly, led until headed under pressure 4f out, weakened over 3f out, last of 8, 48l behind Orsippus (9-3) at Pontefract 2m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Jun.
Ukrainian (IRE) 11-4 (9-9) Chased winner, driven and lost 2nd over 2f out, soon one pace and no impression in 3rd, 3rd of 5, 8l behind Between Us (9-4) at Brighton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Red Orator 5-2 (9-7) Stumbled start, pushed along to lead after 1f, pushed along over 6f out, headed over 5f out, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 4th of 5, 17l behind Cape Safari (9-1) at Southwell 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Apr.
Luctor Emergo (IRE) 10-1 (8-11) Held up in rear, pushed along over 8f out, never dangerous, 6th of 9, 8l behind Fleur De La Vie (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (6) pol.