A really competitive handicap in which David Nicholls pitches in with a trio of contenders including two last-time-out winners in the shape of West Leake Hare and Indego Blues. Both should go well but a chance is taken with the third member of the threesome, LLEWELLYN, who looked a sure-fire future winner until finishing out the back here when last seen. Something must have been amiss that day and he's been given a nice break since that reversal. Our Boy Jack and Solar Spirit have their fair share of weight but it would be folly to exclude either from calculations while though Fayr Fall has taken time to find his form this term, he was much more like his old self when a close-up fourth at Redcar behind Wannabe King.
Steel Stockholder 16-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Green Park (8-12) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Our Boy Jack (IRE) 8-1 (8-13) Led 2f, chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on to chase winner inside final furlong, always held, 2nd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Boots And Spurs (9-7) at Warwick 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Solar Spirit (IRE) 12-1 (8-8) Dwelt, held up in touch, headway over 2f out, switched right to challenge over 1f out, stayed on well, never troubled leaders, 4th of 6, 2 3/4l behind Powerful Presence (9-4) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jun.
Llewellyn 11-8fav (8-12) Close up, ridden halfway, weakened 2f out, last of 6, 18l behind Best Trip (9-3) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May.
Kung Hei Fat Choy (USA) 12-1 (9-2) Took keen hold chasing leaders, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 10th of 11, 19l behind Cruiser (8-12) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Fayr Fall (IRE) 22-1 (8-3) In touch, headway over 2f out, soon no impression, 4th of 8, 1 3/4l behind Wannabe King (8-13) at Redcar 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jun.
Berlusca (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, led over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, edged right and weakened, 7th of 10, 7l behind Hakuna Matata (8-12) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Smalljohn 9-2fav (8-8) Chased leaders, lost place 2f out, 10th of 11, 7l behind West Leake Hare (8-3) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Chookie Avon 50-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, took keen hold, headway over 1f out, ran on, nearest finish, 6th of 15, 2 1/2l behind Lord Of The Dance (9-6) at Carlisle 1m hcp (4) gd in Jun.
Indego Blues 9-2 (9-13) Tracked leaders, ridden and headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on, won at Carlisle 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun beating Diamondhead (9-10) by nk, 9 ran.
Kuwait Star 8-1 (8-12) Held up mid-division, took keen hold, headway over 2f out, switched right over 1f out, stayed on to take 2nd place towards finish, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Green Park (8-12) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Complexity 33-1 (9-4) Held up mid-division and keen, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 14l behind Bright Strike (9-7) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Apr.
West Leake Hare (IRE) 9-4fav (9-9) Pulled hard in rear, headway over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun beating Ted's Brother (9-7) by nk, 9 ran.
Oil Strike 9-4fav (9-13) With leaders, led over 2f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, soon weakened, 7th of 10, 8l behind Salvatore Fury (8-9) at Carlisle 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Beckermet (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Chased leaders on outside, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace in 3rd final furlong, no impression, 3rd of 7, 5l behind Last Sovereign (9-0) at Ripon 6f clm stks (5) gf in Jun.