The handicap that closes the card might be poor in terms of quality but it's none the less competitive so it might just be best to side with decent good form and NEO'S MATE ahead of Sea Salt and Party In The Park. The pick has been running at the top of his limited talents for his last three starts including a win under this on form jockey last time. The form from his penultimate start is as rock solid as it comes too and with his yard still firing he has the best claims under a fair looking mark. Sea Salt also tasted success on his last start and based on the pick of his old form the six pounds penalty still leaves him under a competitive burden. Party In The Park has run well in defeat off this mark in his last two starts so another bold bid can be expected while Not Now Lewis won three starts ago when three pounds better off and in this company is a challenger. We end with a whimper rather than a bang but in a poor contest Neo's Mate can be the punter's pal.
Sea Salt 7-1 (9-2) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon hard driven to challenge, stayed on under pressure to lead inside final furlong, won at Newcastle 6f sell stks (6) gf beating Darcey (8-7) by nk, 13 ran.
Dream Rainbow 50-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, ridden 3f out, soon weakened, tailed off, last of 11, well behind Kyleene (9-8) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
H Harrison (IRE) 8-1 (8-9) Chased leader, ridden over 2f out, edged left and lost 2nd inside final furlong, no extra, 7th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Many Welcomes (8-3) at Chester 1m app hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Mayoman (IRE) 11-1 (9-13) Held up mid-division, stayed on final furlong, 6th of 15, 4 1/2l behind The Last Alzao (9-8) at Beverley 1m 2f (6) gf in Jul.
Not Now Lewis (IRE) 9-1 (9-9) Tracked leaders, one pace 2f out, 8th of 16, 11l behind Moody Tunes (10-11) at Carlisle 1m (5) gd.
Rainbow Zest 50-1 (9-13) Held up, weakened 2f out, 13th of 16, 24l behind Moody Tunes (10-11) at Carlisle 1m (5) gd.
Inca Soldier (FR) 33-1 (9-1) Towards rear, headway from over 1f out, kept on, not trouble leaders, 6th of 14, 10l behind Landucci (9-4) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.
Nufoudh (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 18, 7l behind Just Sam (9-3) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Party In The Park 6-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 14, 2 1/4l behind He's A Humbug (9-9) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jul.
Royal Composer (IRE) 11-1 (8-12) Behind, ridden over 1f out, no impression, 10th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Moonage Daydream (9-1) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul.
Neo's Mate (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Dwelt, raced in last place, pushed along halfway, ridden and headway when switched left over 1f out, ran on to lead well inside final furlong, won at Catterick 6f hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Jul beating Future Gem (8-4) by nk, 12 ran.
Hi Spec (IRE) 33-1 (8-10) Led early, soon lost place, headway on inside over 3f out, tightened up against rails over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 13, 9l behind Appelouse (9-6) at Southwell 1m app hcp 0-55 (6) fbs in Jul.
Slip Star 20-1 (8-7) Chased leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened 1f out, 10th of 14, 15l behind Rafta (9-3) at Thirsk 6f fll hcp (5) gd in Jul.
Jellytot (USA) 50-1 (8-7) In touch, lost place over 2f out, soon weakened, 12th of 15, 16l behind Union Jack Jackson (8-7) at Beverley 7f clm stks (5) gd.
Frill A Minute 200-1 (8-6) Prominent, lost place over 2f out, 12th of 13, 37l behind Sea Salt (9-2) at Newcastle 6f sell stks (6) gf.