Last month's Carlisle winner Dubious Escapade was well beaten at Pontefract last time while Silver Rime scored over 7f at Musselburgh recently but hasn't won over today's trip since 2010. CORTON LAD went close at Ayr last week having won at this track before that. He beat stablemate and subsequent dual winner Argaki, who runs in the previous race, on that occasion and can just edge this. Bitusa is proving best on soft ground so Mullins Way looks a bigger danger after showing a bit more at Newcastle recently.
Dakota Canyon (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Chased leaders on outer, lost place over 5f out, 17th of 19, 29l behind Christmas Light (9-2) at York 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Dubious Escapade (IRE) 8-1 (9-8) Mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, not clear run 2f out, hampered soon after, switched left to inside over 1f out, kept on, no threat, 7th of 12, 13l behind Talent Scout (9-7) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Silver Rime (FR) 9-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, soon chasing leaders, ridden and switched left 2f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun beating Dhhamaan (8-5) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.
Ralphy Boy (IRE) 50-1 (8-10) Prominent early, in touch, ridden over 2f out, one pace and no impression final furlong, 8th of 15, 4l behind Lord Of The Dance (9-6) at Carlisle 1m hcp (4) gd in Jun.
Corton Lad 8-1 (9-0) Held up in touch, headway entering final 2f, ridden to chase winner just inside final furlong, stayed on towards finish, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Jebel Tara (9-6) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Mullins Way (USA) 10-3fav (9-10) Held up towards rear, headway on outside 3f out, went 3rd over 2f out, one pace and no chance with leading duo final 2f, 3rd of 8, 11l behind Taro Tywod (9-8) at Bath 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) fm.
Bitusa (USA) 28-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, headway over 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, soon hung left, ran on under pressure, never reached winner, 2nd of 14, hd behind Krupskaya (9-4) at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) sft in May.