This is a good contest for the money, and LEGAL EAGLE gets the vote ahead of Tyfos and the outsider Distant Sun. The last named was not beaten far at Ayr a couple of outings ago in a race which has worked out well, and he followed that effort up with a sound run last time and can go well again, though his recent runs have been over the minimum trip he has acquitted himself well over six furlongs previously. Tyfos has not won for a year, but he comes to hand at this time of the season, and he has run well of late, notably when placed in a hot York handicap which is working out well. Raised just 1lb for that fine run, he looks a threat. Legal Eagle scored at Catterick before chasing home the in form Cornus at Thirsk. The winner and third have won again since, and running off the same mark with Jamie Spencer booked, Legal Eagle can continue his fine run.
Northern Dare (IRE) 11-1 (9-2) Close up, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 18, 5l behind Baby Strange (9-4) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Jun.
Coleorton Choice 17-2 (9-9) In rear, ridden 3f out, headway on outer over 1f out, stayed on final furlong, 3rd of 12, 2l behind Lucky Numbers (9-9) at Haydock 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Legal Eagle (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Raced stands side, always prominent, chased winner inside final furlong, not pace to challenge, 2nd of 14, 2 3/4l behind Cornus (8-7) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Silver Wind 9-4 (9-10) Chased leaders on outside, chased leader 2f out, ridden to challenge and every chance when rider dropped whip well over 1f out, chased winner 1f out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Piazza San Pietro (9-4) at Folkestone 6f clm stks (6) gf in Jun.
Tyfos 11-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, hard ridden and effort approaching final furlong, kept on under pressure, 3rd of 19, 1 3/4l behind Averoo (9-6) at York 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Grissom (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Behind, headway over 1f out, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 10, 2 1/2l behind Ryan Style (9-1) at Chester 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jun.
Pearly Wey 40-1 (9-2) Towards rear, pushed along on inside 3f out, soon weakened, last of 13, 25l behind Major Phil (9-2) at Doncaster 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Northern Bolt 25-1 (9-8) Started very slowly, detached and raced alone on far side, always behind, 18th of 19, 15l behind Averoo (9-6) at York 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Bosun Breese 12-1 (9-5) Chased clear leader, led over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, just held on, won at Haydock 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun beating Rainy Night (8-9) by hd, 10 ran.
King Of Eden (IRE) 8-11fav (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead 1f out, kept on well, won at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun beating Cheyenne Red (9-7) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
Commando Scott (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) In touch, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 7th of 13, 9l behind Ninth House (8-8) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Sep.
Distant Sun (USA) 7-2fav (9-8) Chased leaders, picked up to lead 1f out, ridden and edged left inside final furlong, just held on, won at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun beating Tournedos (8-6) by hd, 7 ran.
Charles Darwin (IRE) 33-1 (8-13) Chased winner until halfway, chased leading pair after, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 11, 2 1/4l behind Favourite Girl (9-12) at Warwick 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Rainy Night 9-2 (8-9) In touch, challenged over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, kept on, just held, 2nd of 10, hd behind Bosun Breese (9-5) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.