Special Fighter carries a double penalty having followed a win at Beverley with victory at Catterick on Tuesday. He may not have have finished improving yet but this is his third start in just over a week and IDDER may prove too strong. The latter only found one too good over 1m2f here last time and can race off the same mark today. Latin Charm had been going the right way until something went amiss at Musselburgh on his latest start but Emerahldz is upped in class off a higher mark after winning at Carlisle.
Special Fighter (IRE) 6-4fav (8-8) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on strongly, won at Catterick 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf beating Gambol (9-7) by 3 1/2l, 7 ran.
Idder (IRE) 2-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on and no impression, 2nd of 6, 5l behind New Story (9-7) at Haydock 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Latin Charm (IRE) 4-1 (8-8) Always in rear, last of 13, 22l behind Hesketh Bank (8-7) at Musselburgh 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Jun.
Emerahldz (IRE) 10-3fav (9-2) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, ridden and edged left over 1f out, hard pressed inside final furlong, just held on, won at Carlisle 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun beating Mister Uno (8-4) by nk, 10 ran.
Intense Tango 7-1 (8-1) In rear, ridden and headwy over 2f out, one pace from over 1f out, 4th of 6, 4l behind Maid In Rio (9-7) at Haydock 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Captain Swift (IRE) 8-1 (8-7) Tracked leader, led narrowly over 4f out, ridden when headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 7, 9l behind Tigers In Red (8-10) at Southwell 7f mdn stks (5) fbs in Feb.
Frosty The Snowman (IRE) 3-1 (8-8) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, kept on final furlong, 4th of 8, 4l behind Tower Power (9-7) at Doncaster 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul.