Mark Johnston is the leading trainer here and rarely leaves a meeting empty-handed but Barnum has been a major disappointment on turf and looks worth opposing again. Alluring Star is chasing a hat-trick after a couple of wins at Carlisle, while Save The Bees only went down by a short-head at Hamilton last time though is 5lb higher in this. Barista produced a better effort against older horses at Leicester and should be in the firing-line but it may be worth sticking with ISINGY RED, who conjured a late burst to score over C&D last month. Nathan Alison will give him every assistance from the saddle and he is only 3lb higher today.
Tedsmore Dame 25-1 (9-3) Steadied start, pulled hard, always in rear, tailed off, last of 7, 28l behind Chokurei (9-0) at Leicester 7f 3yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Barista (IRE) 22-1 (8-3) Slowly away in rear, switched right 2f, headway over 1f out, stayed on to chase winner inside final furlong, never a threat, 2nd of 11, 2 1/2l behind Tevez (9-7) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Roninski (IRE) 15-2 (9-2) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 13l behind Shamdarley (8-10) at Doncaster 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
First Class Favour (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Led, ridden and headed entering final 2f, soon weakened, 6th of 9, 12l behind Bajan Bear (8-12) at Doncaster 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Isingy Red (FR) 16-1 (9-4) Mid-division, switched right and headway well over 1f out, ran on to lead well inside final furlong, held on well, won at Chester 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Jun beating Duquesa (9-1) by 1/2l, 14 ran.
Save The Bees 5-2fav (8-10) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, led over 1f out, headed post, 2nd of 8, shd behind Cuckney Bear (8-9) at Hamilton 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Alluring Star 7-1 (7-13) Made all, ridden and pressed over 1f out, kept on well towards finish, won at Carlisle 7f 3yo fll hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Jun beating Fairlie Dinkum (9-3) by 1 3/4l, 11 ran.
Barnum (USA) 33-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 3f out, lost place over 2f out, 6th of 8, 16l behind Tahaamah (9-7) at Chester 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Jun.