Course regular Solar Spirit won last year's renewal off a higher mark. He's not easily overlooked and Red Cape also has claims off his current mark having gone within a nose of winning at the track last month. Showtime Star has more scope than most of these and will come good before long but CADEAUX PEARL is preferred. The latter won here before scoring at Beverley last month and this looks easier than his latest task behind the in-form Mister Manannan.
Solar Spirit (IRE) 7-1 (9-12) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 6th of 8, 6l behind Jamesbo's Girl (9-4) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Dream Ally (IRE) 25-1 (8-4) Dwelt, always towards rear, 13th of 15, 15l behind Arctic Feeling (8-13) at York 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Cadeaux Pearl 7-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 12, 1 3/4l behind Mister Manannan (9-8) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul.
Showtime Star 6-1 (9-8) Led, took keen hold, headed over 2f out, rallied over 1f out, no extra closing stages, 4th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Wimboldsley (8-2) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
Outbacker (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Slow into stride soon pushed along and headway on outer to lead entering final 4f, ridden and headed approaching final furlong, soon weakened, 8th of 9, 8l behind Dinneratmidnight (9-6) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Jul.
Lucky Dan (IRE) 28-1 (8-5) Held up in rear, took keen hold, saddle soon slipped, soon tracked leaders until lost place 3f out, virtually pulled up final furlong, in a race won by Kuwait Star (9-7) at Haydock 1m app hcp (5) gf in Jul, 7 ran.
Red Cape (FR) 6-1 (8-12) Held up, good headway near side over 1f out, driven and stayed on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 15, 3/4l behind Choc'a'moca (9-3) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
Mccarthy Mor (IRE) 7-2 (8-12) In touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 7l behind Bearskin (8-11) at Ripon 6f mdn hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Jul.