Former Group One performer Lang Shining bounced back to form in a similar race last time but on these terms this claimer should go to specialist ROYAL DIGNITARY while Grand Vista can go close if consenting to race. Having notched up a hat-trick of plating class races the pick was only just denied the four-timer in a blanket finish last time. His trainer has a good record in these races and he is well served by the framing of the contest. Lang Shining displayed a better attitude than in recent starts when staying on well to win last time out. That said he needed every yard of that race to score so the step down in trip is not an obvious plus. Grand Vista is best in at the weights based on the official ratings but he's wildly out of form although dropped into this grade for the first time we can expect better. Ginger Grey only found one too good in a handicap last time but while he's on form he has it to do in this line-up so Royal Dignitary can get back to winning ways.
Lang Shining (IRE) 7-1 (9-6) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd over 4f out, led 2f out, ridden and stayed on final furlong, won at Chester 1m 2f clm stks (5) gf in Jun beating Trip The Light (9-13) by 3/4l, 6 ran.
Royal Dignitary (USA) 10-11fav (9-3) Led, headed over 5f out, pressed leader 2f out, chance when not much room inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, hd behind Royal Straight (9-3) at Hamilton 1m 4yo sell stks (6) gf in Jun.
Liberty Trail (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Led, joined 2f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Angel Of Fashion (8-6) at Redcar 7f sell stks (6) gd in Jun.
Blue Noodles 8-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, 2nd 3f out, every chance 2f out, soon ridden, staying on same pace in 3rd when bumped just over 1f out, weakened near finish near finish, 5th of 8, 4l behind Angel Of Fashion (8-6) at Redcar 7f sell stks (6) gd in Jun.
Grand Vista 25-1 (9-4) Stood in stalls and refused to race, in a race won by Divine Force (8-12) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan, 10 ran.
Lord Fidelio (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Raced wide, mid-division, headway to track leaders 4f out, ridden and every chance 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 13, 13l behind Tanforan (8-8) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Jun.
Purus (IRE) 12-1 (11-3) Chased leaders, led 2f out, soon hung right under pressure and headed, continued to hang right and weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 8l behind Annes Rocket (10-12) at Salisbury 7f am hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Ginger Grey (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Tracked leader, pushed along 3f out, challenged 2f out, led over 1f out, headed just over 1f out, kept on same pace under pressure, 2nd of 10, 1l behind Warning Song (9-6) at Newbury 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.