Apprentice David Bergin has already partnered Elusive Bonus to victories at Redcar and Beverley this summer but there was a plenty of give in the ground on both occasions and that would be a concern here. Alnair is 3lb higher than when just scraping home on soft ground at Musselburgh so we'll take a chance on the consistent LOVE ISLAND. She was carrying overweight when fourth in a better race over C&D nine days ago and her close second to Dutch Rose at Catterick in May has worked out well and gives her the beating of Just Like Heaven at the weights. Pettochside is probably the pick of the remainder.
Sky Crossing 25-1 (9-0) Prominent, ridden and lost place over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 17th of 18, 20l behind Morocco Moon (8-11) at York 5f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May.
Dream Whisperer 5-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, driven and no impression over 1f out, 6th of 9, 10l behind Sandfrankskipsgo (9-3) at Windsor 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Oct.
Just Like Heaven (IRE) 10-1 (8-3) Tracked leaders, challenged 2f out, led narrowly over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 4th of 13, 2 1/4l behind Waseem Faris (9-0) at York 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Love Island 7-1 (8-4) In touch, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, lost 3rd post, 4th of 15, 3l behind Pearl Nation (9-0) at Doncaster 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Pettochside 6-1 (9-7) In touch in rear, effort 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 6, 6l behind One Kool Dude (9-2) at Yarmouth 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Jul.
Alnair (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) Chased leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, soon headed and bumped, regained lead inside final furlong, kept on gamely, won at Musselburgh 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Jul beating Elegant Girl (9-7) by nk, 7 ran.
Elusive Bonus (IRE) 5-6fav (8-11) Made most, ridden halfway, edged left final furlong, all out, won at Beverley 5f app hcp 0-55 (6) gs in Jun beating Brunswick Vale (8-10) by hd, 9 ran.
Selective Spirit 33-1 (8-12) Keen in touch, ridden over 2f out, hampered over 1f out, soon weakened, 6th of 7, 26l behind Shena's Dream (8-12) at Pontefract 6f 3yo mdn (5) gf in Jun.
Dartrix 10-1 (8-7) Raced far side, chased leaders, under pressure over 2f out, soon weakened, 9th of 15, 9l behind Trust Fund Babe (8-7) at Ripon 6f mdn hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.
Roy's Legacy 5-1 (8-13) Led, ridden 2f out, headed inside final furlong, one pace and just held on to 2nd, 2nd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Simple Rhythm (8-7) at Yarmouth 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jul.
Absolute Bearing (IRE) 66-1 (9-3) Mid-division, effort 2f out, no headway, 5th of 9, 10l behind Just Like Heaven (9-3) at Catterick 5f 3yo mdn aut (6) gf in Jun.