Private Story is the highest rated on official figures but it was only a seller he won over a longer trip here last month and he was tailed off at Ascot last time. ELIZABETH COFFEE makes more appeal as she scored in soft going at Redcar last time and is taken to confirm running with fourth placed Eijaaz. The latter has subsequently gone close over C&D but has plenty to find on today's terms with Ian Williams' filly, as does February's Southwell winner Tricksofthetrade, while it's hard to make a serious case for any of the remainder.
Tricksofthetrade (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Always behind, 13th of 15, 47l behind Rio's Rosanna (9-6) at York 1m 4f app hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Jun.
Private Story (USA) 66-1 (9-0) Led 1f, tracked leader, ridden 4f out, weakened over 1f out, soon eased, 17th of 20, 34l behind Simenon (9-10) at Royal Ascot 2m 4f hcp 0-95 (2) gd in Jun.
Commander Veejay 40-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, effort over 2f out, never dangerous, 8th of 15, 18l behind Jamarjo (11-0) at Doncaster 2m am hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Zaplamation (IRE) 11-2 (10-2) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 11, 20l behind Sula Two (10-13) at Ripon 1m 4f ldy hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Jun.
Elizabeth Coffee (IRE) 6-4fav (9-7) Slowly away, in rear, headway on inside over 3f out, soon switched right, chased leader 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, pressed inside final furlong, always doing enough to hold rival, won at Redcar 1m 2f Claiming Stakes (0-75) (3yo+) (6) sft in Jun beating Scarlet Prince (8-7) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Eijaaz (IRE) 9-4fav (9-2) Held up in last pair, headway over 2f out, ridden and effort on outside over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 2nd towards finish, not reach winner, 2nd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Operateur (8-9) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Escape Artist 25-1 (8-5) In touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 8, 9l behind Harare (9-0) at Hamilton 1m 4f app hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun.
Kathindi (IRE) 100-1 (8-3) Mid-division, struggling over 6f out, soon behind, tailed off, last of 9, well behind West End Lad (9-7) at Southwell 1m 3f clm stks (6) fbs in Dec.
Dimashq 20-1 (8-13) Mid-division, chased leaders over 3f out to over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 12, 14l behind Talk Of Saafend (9-4) at Musselburgh 1m 4f ladies hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Jun.