Conquerant has raced over trips from a mile to 1m4f and is looking one-paced so the drop in trip isn't certain to suit. Two Smart ran easily her best race to date when narrowly beaten by Le Laitier over 6f at Pontefract where he stayed on well. The going that day was fast and similar conditions will see her go close but FOXCOVER gets the vote. Richard Fahey's charge, a half-brother to five winners including Mister Manannan, hasn't run since being narrowly beaten at Thirsk in May but there should be more to come and he can go one better. The remainder look to be playing for a place at best.
Wild Hill Boy 50-1 (9-5) Led, headed and ridden over 4f out, one pace from over 1f out, 3rd of 6, 6l behind Nur Jahan (9-5) at Southwell 7f mdn stks (5) fbs.
Conquerant 7-4 (9-5) Tracked winner, challenged over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, no impression 1f out, stayed on one pace, 2nd of 8, 5l behind Above The Rest (9-5) at Nottingham 1m 3yo mdn (5) gf.
Foxcover (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) In touch, headway on inside over 2f out, led 2f out ridden over 1f out, soon headed, rallied inside final furlong just held, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Rogue Wave (9-5) at Thirsk 7f 3yo mdn (4) gd in May.
Only For You 33-1 (9-3) In rear, weakened over 2f out, last of 5, 20l behind Enliven (8-12) at Chester 7f mdn stks (4) gs.
Smirfys Blackcat (IRE) 200-1 (10-0) Always in rear, lost touch 5f out, tailed off, last of 12, well behind Belle De Lawers (9-0) at Haydock 1m fll mdn stks (5) gd in Apr.
Say Something 20-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, 5th of 7, 23l behind Ridge Ranger (9-0) at Hamilton 6f mdn stks (5) gd.
Two Smart 8-1 (9-7) Bumped start tracked winner, ridden 2f out, not pace to challenge, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Le Laitier (9-0) at Pontefract 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.