Skytrain has won six times in his career, all over this trip. He's up 3lb for his latest victory at Newmarket but was behind BLUEGRASS BLUES there earlier and, as Paul Cole's grey has only been raised 2lb, he looks the one to beat. Al Mukhdam ran a shocker over a mile on fast ground at Ascot but his form on softer going is much stronger and he can bounce back with a big effort here. Penny Garcia scored at Carlisle in June but the resultant weight rise has seen her struggle.
Bluegrass Blues (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, soon hung right, driven inside final furlong, just held on, won at Newmarket 7f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd beating Mazaaher (8-9) by nk, 9 ran.
Al Mukhdam 12-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, not much rooom over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 7, 24l behind Morpheus (9-1) at Ascot 1m 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Skytrain 10-1 (8-13) Led centre group, ridden over 2f out, hung badly left and led overall over 1f out, continued to hang left and ridden out, won at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf beating Farlow (9-10) by nk, 10 ran.
Penny Garcia 17-2 (8-4) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, no impression from over 1f out, 5th of 10, 8l behind Correspondent (9-7) at Chester 1m 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gs.
Deepest Blue 13-2 (8-8) Slowly into stride and went left start, soon chasing leaders, ridden 2f out, wide on bend soon after, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Storm Lightning (9-4) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Baltic Prince (IRE) 20-1 (8-4) Slowly into stride, towards rear, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 5l behind Ziekhani (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) std.