Richard Hannon's yard has won three of the last seven renewals and will be expecting a big run from the hat-trick seeking When Will It End. He's gone up 6lb since landing a nursery at Newmarket but can't be ignored. Stec has won his last two over this trip and is another heading in the right direction while Home Cummins, Guiding Light, Shaakis and Special Venture are others arriving off the back of recent victories - all four make their handicap debut today. Muqaawel won on debut at Leicester but was then beaten at long odds-on at Haydock. The latter's trainer, Mark Johnston, has already enjoyed a terrific week and it's too soon to write off GRIGOLO. The Shamardal colt may have been let in lightly on a mark of 72 here having had excuses in two starts since a debut third at Haydock.
Home Cummins (IRE) 1-2fav (9-0) Tracked leader and keen, ridden entering final furlong, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Redcar 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jun beating Ythan Waters (9-5) by 1l, 12 ran.
Stec (IRE) 7-1 (8-8) Raced in centre of course, made all, ridden and hung left to far side over 2f out, ridden along from 2f out, kept slight lead throughout final furlong, kept on gamely when pressed final 100 yards and found a bit extra near finish, won at Newbury 7f 2yo stks (3) gd in Jul beating Time Test (8-9) by nk, 4 ran.
Guiding Light (IRE) 7-2 (9-5) With leader, pushed along and led ovwer 2f out, hung right inside final furlong, held on well, driven out, won at Chepstow 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul beating La Estatua (9-0) by 3/4l, 9 ran.
When Will It End (IRE) 2-1fav (8-10) Held up, headway over 2f out, led approaching final furlong, edged left inside final furlong, ridden and ran on, won at Newmarket 7f 2yo hcp (2) gs in Jul beating Vegas Rebel (8-10) by 2l, 6 ran.
Muqaawel (USA) 2-5fav (9-7) Dwelt close up in 4th, switched right halfway, ridden over 2f out, no impression final furlong, 3rd of 4, 2 3/4l behind Divine Law (9-4) at Haydock 7f 2yo hcp (3) gs in Jul.
Special Venture (IRE) 5-2 (9-1) Made all, ridden over 1f out, kept on well, won at Beverley 7f 2yo mdn aut (6) gf in Jun beating Our Kylie (8-10) by 2 1/2l, 8 ran.
Shaakis (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Dwelt, chased leaders, ridden inside final furlong, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Brighton 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul beating Oregon Gift (9-5) by nk, 7 ran.
Grigolo 8-1 (9-0) Raced in centre, chased winner until 2f out, weakened quickly over 1f out, 10th of 11, 13l behind Lexington Times (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) sft in Jul.
Grand Proposal 7-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, pushed along over 3f out, ridden to go 2nd over 1f out, led inside final furlong, headed towards finish, no extra, 3rd of 12, hd behind Alans Pride (8-9) at Beverley 7f 2yo mdn aut (6) gd in Jul.
My Mate (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, no impression when lost 2nd final 100 yards, dropped to 4th close home, 4th of 8, 3l behind Orlando Rogue (9-5) at Yarmouth 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.