This is one of the more valuable races run on this track through the year. Cool Sky is interesting with his yard going well, though disappointed on the Flat lately. Dovils Date also represents an in-form stable and has been going well while Dianne Sayer runs two. The mare Cool Baranca and the four-year-old Gold Chain are previous course and distance winners. James Moffatt is another doubly represented with jockey booking suggesting Smart Ruler is preferred to Captain Brown. Discovery Bay and the returning Kitchapoly are also worth a second look but we'll take a chance on KASHMIR PEAK. He was a Grade 2 winner back in 2012 and ran a lot better than the final result suggests at Bangor last month - John Quinn's charge is starting to look well treated.
Discovery Bay 16-1 (10-8) In rear, behind 5th, pulled up after 3 out, in a race won by Purple Bay (10-11) at Market Rasen 2m 1f Listed hcp hdl (1) gs in Jul, 13 ran.
Dovils Date 9-1 (11-5) Disputed lead, driven to take narrow advantage between last 2, ridden and headed approaching last, no extra, 3rd of 8, 9l behind Uriah Heep (11-6) at Stratford 2m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Jul.
Kashmir Peak (IRE) 10-1 (11-3) Led until after 2nd, remained prominent, ridden after 5th, soon lost place, rallied 2 out, faded before last, 3rd of 4, 15l behind Ittirad (10-13) at Bangor 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gd.
Kitchapoly (FR) 10-1 (11-1) Held up in rear, headway 6th, went 2nd from 2 out, not fluent last, 3rd and stayed on same pace flat, 3rd of 9, 5l behind Castlemorris King (11-10) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in May.
Captain Brown 7-2 (11-4) Led 1st, mistake and headed 5th, lost place after next, mistake and weakened 7th, tailed off, 6th of 7, well behind Get It On (11-10) at Cartmel 2m 1f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd in May.
Cool Baranca (GER) 4-1 (9-12) Held up in rear, outpaced in 4th when blundered 3 out, went 3rd next, kept on same pace, no chance with front pair, 3rd of 5, 12l behind Mister Nibbles (11-3) at Perth 2m hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gf in Jul.
Cool Sky 3-1fav (11-1) Towards rear, ridden after 2 out, went 4th before last, kept on one pace, 3rd of 7, 3l behind Neville Woods (10-10) at Kelso 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in May.
Smart Ruler (IRE) 8-1 (9-13) Chased clear pair, headway and close up before 3 out, challenged next, driven and one pace last, no impression when lost 2nd 1f out, 3rd of 7, 7l behind Cool Baranca (9-9) at Cartmel 2m 1f (3) gd in Jul.
Secret Dancer (IRE) 20-1 (11-11) Led, headed before 6th, weakened before 3 out, 6th of 11, 28l behind Candleford (10-9) at Wetherby 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in May '13.
Gold Chain (IRE) 7-2 (11-2) Held up in touch, headway after 2 out, went 2nd after last, ridden and stayed on final furlong, closed on winner towards finish, always held, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Poetic Verse (11-12) at Cartmel 2m 1f mrs hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Jul.
Stanley Bridge 12-1 (11-7) Mid-division, ridden after 6th, soon beaten, weakened well before 3 out, last of 12, well behind Sureness (11-9) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jun.