Apart from course and distance winner Music Festival, none of those near the foot of the weights make much appeal in this opener so we'll concentrate on the top half-dozen. Fame Again was second at Beverley last time but still beaten seven lengths and has never won on Turf. The three-year-olds Shaolin and Arbeel should be thereabouts again but the booking of Fran Berry for RED PALADIN catches the eye with Kevin Ryan's charge on a 5lb lower mark than when a close-up third over track and trip in May. He gets the nod ahead of recent Fibresand winner Imaginary World and Dancing Maite, who may find the ground too quick.
Fame Again 5-1 (9-1) Soon led, ridden and headed over 2f out, one pace and no impression, 2nd of 7, 7l behind Robert The Painter (9-8) at Beverley 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Shaolin (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, edged right and led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on, 3rd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Winslow Arizona (8-7) at Newbury 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Arbeel 7-1 (9-7) Pulled very hard in touch, weakened well over 1f out, last of 5, 5l behind Bright Glow (9-7) at Lingfield 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) fm in Jul.
Imaginary World (IRE) 11-2 (9-3) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Southwell 7f flls hcp (0-70) (3yo+) (5) fbs beating Emperatriz (9-2) by 3/4l, 9 ran.
Dancing Maite 8-1 (8-13) Mid-division, headway going well over 3f out, led over 1f out, clear inside final furlong, easily, won at Leicester 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun beating Boy The Bell (8-12) by 4 1/2l, 16 ran.
Red Paladin (IRE) 10-1 (8-8) Close up, led 3f out, edged right and headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 9, 5l behind Illustrious Prince (9-1) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul.
Stoneacre Oskar 25-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, always behind, 10th of 14, 9l behind Ambitious Boy (9-12) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Pearl War (USA) 12-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 8, 11l behind Goldstorm (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb.
Nakuru Breeze (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Tracked leader, hard ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 13th of 15, 29l behind Sweetnessandlight (9-7) at Thirsk 1m 3yo sll hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul '12.
Music Festival (USA) 12-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, ridden over 3f out, hanging right when switched left and effort 2f out, no impression, 8th of 9, 25l behind Manchestar (9-6) at Musselburgh 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Electrickery 50-1 (8-2) Chased winner, ridden and weakened halfway, 7th of 8, 24l behind Dancheur (9-7) at Yarmouth 6f fll hcp (0-75) (5) gf in Jun.
First Glance 8-1 (8-7) Led early, tracked leaders in 3rd, went 2nd over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, 6th of 8, 6l behind Enriching (9-12) at Nottingham 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
Miss Matiz 80-1 (8-5) Hung right soon after start, always behind, lost touch 3f out, last of 8, 28l behind McMonagle (9-5) at Redcar 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul.
Finn Mac 50-1 (8-4) Mid-division, took keen hold, pushed along over 5f out, no impression final 3f, 14th of 16, 28l behind Look On By (8-1) at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd.