Richard Fahey has two intriguing sorts engaged in this race and though Marwan Koukash will be desperate to see a big run from Layla's Red Devil, he may have to give best to INNOCENT TOUCH. The gelding battled willingly for his rider to score at Doncaster, and with an ability to realise his form regardless of the surface, there is plenty to like about him. Norse Light tries blinkers for the first time and having been turned over at short odds in a maiden, life will be no easier off a handicap mark of 79. Spectator is invariably well backed but the bookies have largely enjoyed the upper hand and Andrew Balding engages a considerably more experienced apprentice on this occasion. Mambo Rhythm was outpaced over 1m4f at Hamilton and makes a quick return to staying trips.
Norse Light 4-6fav (8-13) Led, narrowly headed approaching final 2f, chased winner and rallied entering final furlong, always just held, 2nd of 4, 1/2l behind Mabdhool (8-13) at Chepstow 1m 4f mdn auc stks (5) gf in Jun.
Innocent Touch (IRE) 15-8fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, every chance over 2f out, led over 1f out, driven out, won at Doncaster 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun beating Injun Sands (8-13) by shd, 10 ran.
Full Day 9-2 (9-2) Tracked leader, led over 3f out, headed over 2f out, kept on and no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 7l behind Maid In Rio (9-3) at Ripon 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Right Of Appeal 6-4 (9-0) Led, ridden well over 1f out, narrowly headed over 1f out, badly hampered 1f out, soon lost 2nd, kept on same pace in 3rd, not recover, 3rd of 5, 7l behind Libeccio (9-0) at Brighton 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) fm.
Spectator 4-1 (8-2) Keen, tracked leaders, ridden and hung right over 3f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 6, 7l behind Anglophile (9-3) at Leicester 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Jun.
Mambo Rhythm 9-4 (8-7) Held up, headway 8f out, led over 2f out, soon ridden, headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 7l behind Aleksandar (9-11) at Hamilton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Layla's Red Devil (IRE) 9-1 (9-1) Dwelt, held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 3l behind Blue Atlantic (9-7) at Beverley 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr.