The top pair have a class advantage in this nursery with Richard Fahey's BLAZE OF THUNDER preferred. Stepping back up to six furlongs will suit our pick who had no chance with a potentially Group-class animal at York and providing conditions don't deteriorate to extreme levels our confidence would be high. Alaskan Spirit was coltish in the preliminaries before making a winning debut and clearly has ability but he was keen last time and that could be a problem. Damascus Symphony will go on the ground but shapes as though in need of further, Roodee Queen is exposed and her form has levelled out while Finn's Rainbow needs to improve. Mirror Lad started life in the Brocklesby and was well backed for that so remains of interest however Blaze Of Thunder looks the one to be on.
Blaze Of Thunder (IRE) 4-1 (9-7) In rear and pushed along, ridden over 1f out, one pace when not much room entering final furlong, 6th of 9, 6l behind Face The Problem (9-4) at York 5f 2yo hcp (3) gf in Jul.
Alaskan Spirit (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden and edged left over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 7, 7l behind Excelebration (9-3) at Newmarket 6f 2yo stks (3) gf in Jul.
Damascus Symphony 33-1 (8-8) Went right start, chased leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed and outpaced by winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 14, 4 1/2l behind Chin'n Tonic (8-10) at Newcastle 7f 2yo mdn aut (4) gs in Jul.
Roodee Queen 5-1 (8-12) Outpaced and soon pushed along in rear, headway on outside 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened and eased final furlong, last of 4, 9l behind Bold Bidder (9-7) at Musselburgh 5f 2yo hcp (4) gf in Jul.
Mirror Lad 12-1 (9-3) Reared start, held up in rear and keen, headway on outside over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 12, 12l behind Last Destination (9-3) at Beverley 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Jun.
Finn's Rainbow 18-1 (9-3) With leader, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 7th of 10, 9l behind Ahtoug (9-3) at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.