Last year's shock Nunthorpe winner Sole Power has continued to perform with credit though his Group 1 penalty has hindered his progress. AMOUR PROPRE has found Masamah just too good on his recent starts at York and Goodwood and looks to have every chance of going one better. Invincible Ash was well beaten in this a year ago and Roicead will find this tougher than winning handicaps. Katla and Empowering are very closely matched on their 1-2 at Naas in July and both should go well in an open sprint.
Sole Power 2-1fav (9-11) Dwelt, chased leaders in centre, no impression from 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 7, 3l behind Inxile (9-9) at Tipperary 5f Listed stks gf.
Amour Propre 6-1 (9-0) Raced on rail, chased leaders, ridden 2f out and soon slightly outpaced, staying on when switched right entering final furlong, went 2nd soon after, no chance with winner, 2nd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Masamah (9-0) at Goodwood 5f Grp 2 (1) gf in Jul.
Invincible Ash (IRE) 11-1 (9-6) Chased leaders on far side, driven along in 4th under 2f out, kept on one pace under pressure, 3rd of 7, 2 1/4l behind Inxile (9-9) at Tipperary 5f Listed stks gf.
Roicead (USA) 3-1 (9-10) Always prominent, led well over 1f out, edged left under pressure inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Cork 5f hcp gf beating Nocturnal Affair (9-12) by 2l, 10 ran.
Empowering (IRE) 5-1 (9-1) Always prominent, 3rd halfway, pushed along in 4th 2f out, kept on under pressure final furlong, no chance with easy winner, 2nd of 8, 7l behind Deacon Blues (9-8) at Curragh 6f Grp 3 gd.
Move In Time 14-1 (9-1) Tracked leader in 2nd on far side, ridden and no impression in 3rd over 1f out, kept on same pace under pressure final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 7, 2l behind Inxile (9-9) at Tipperary 5f Listed stks gf.
Celerina (IRE) 11-2 (9-1) Prominent in centre, no extra from well over 1f out, 6th of 7, 4l behind Inxile (9-9) at Tipperary 5f Listed stks gf.
Anadolu (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Prominent on outer, 3rd 2f out, ridden and no impression from over 1f out, 6th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Roicead (9-10) at Cork 5f hcp gf.
Katla (IRE) 7-2 (9-1) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, headway into 2nd 1f out, soon ridden and disputed, led on line, won at Naas 6f fll lst stks (1) gd in Jul beating Empowering (9-3) by shd, 10 ran.