Kieren Fallon's presence on Pettochside is interesting, though Chris Gordon's charge has never won from a mark this high. Meandmyshadow bounced back to winning form in a muddling race at Newcastle and, though carrying a penalty, she's won off a higher mark in the past. After a victory at Ayr, Layla's Hero couldn't quite cope with a penalty at Doncaster and is up another 1lb though his overall form puts him in the picture. Jumbo Steps hasn't won since joining Jim Goldie from Ireland so a chance is taken on SHOWTIME STAR. Alan Swinbank's charge hasn't had much racing and didn't run well over the minimum trip here a couple of weeks ago but had earlier only been beaten a short-head over the course and distance, with the veteran Red Cape just behind, and can get off the mark.
Pettochside 7-2fav (9-9) Held up in last trio, ridden in 5th and no impression over 1f out, 5th of 9, 7l behind Panther Patrol (8-10) at Newbury 6f app hcp (5) gf in Jul.
Meandmyshadow 11-2 (9-3) Prominent, ridden to lead over 1f out, ran on well, won at Newcastle 6f flls hcp 0-75 (5) gf beating Percy's Gal (8-12) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.
Perfect Blossom 10-1 (9-6) Dwelt, towards rear and outpaced, kept on from 1f out, 4th of 6, 5l behind Space Artist (9-11) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Layla's Hero (IRE) 2-1fav (9-7) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden to challenge and every chance 1f out, no extra, 3rd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Ace Master (9-1) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.
Jumbo Steps (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Held up in main group, ridden over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never on terms, 4th of 11, 11l behind Klynch (9-12) at Ayr 6f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Showtime Star 9-2 (9-8) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, bumped over 1f out, no real progress, 7th of 13, 6l behind Perfect Words (9-3) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Foxtrot Pearl (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, ridden and weakened over 1f out, eased, 13th of 15, 13l behind Choc'a'moca (9-3) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
Niceonemyson 10-1 (8-7) Always towards rear, 7th of 12, 11l behind Ace Master (9-1) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.
Red Cape (FR) 5-1 (8-7) Led, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Solar Spirit (9-12) at Catterick 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.