Postscript won this last year but is 6lb higher today having been upped in the weights for a recent win at Chepstow. Chosen Character is finding life tough off his current mark and came up short again at Chester while Les Troyens failed to threaten in a couple of starts last month. Ascription is less exposed than all of the aforementioned but has an 11lb hike in the weights to contend with after scoring by four lengths at Goodwood on his latest start while Doncaster winner Storm King has the ability to go close but is hard to predict. AL MUHEER has to be forgiven a below par run at Thirsk but his earlier third at York gives him every chance in this and Ruth Carr's charge gets the tentative vote in a competitive handicap ahead of the three-year-olds Lord Ashley and Swift Cedar.
Les Troyens 7-1 (9-6) Behind, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 6th of 10, 6l behind Sirius Prospect (9-12) at York 7f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jul.
Ascription (IRE) 7-1fav (9-7) Raced keenly tacking leading trio on inside, travelling well when switched left over 2f out, led inside final 2f, shaken up and clear over 1f out, easily, won at Goodwood 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gs in Jul beating Jack's Revenge (10-0) by 4 1/2l, 17 ran.
Storm King 12-1 (9-1) Broke well, held up, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 28l behind Fire Ship (9-1) at Pontefract 1m Listed stks 3yo (1) gs in Jul.
Chosen Character (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Tracked leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed close home, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Tellovoi (8-10) at Chester 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Postscript (IRE) 7-1 (9-6) Held up in touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Chepstow 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Jul beating Shahdaroba (9-5) by 3/4l, 5 ran.
Swiftly Done (IRE) 9-1 (8-8) Dwelt and towards rear, pushed along halfway, ridden and no impression over 2f out, 15th of 18, 29l behind Brendan Brackan (9-6) at Galway 1m hcp in Jul.
Al Muheer (IRE) 13-2 (9-7) In touch, ridden and weakened over 2f out, last of 16, 35l behind Norse Blues (9-7) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Graphic (IRE) 9-4fav (10-2) Chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, soon slightly outpaced, staying on when not clearest of runs and switched right inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, 4th of 15, 9l behind Lord Of The Dance (9-13) at Ascot 7f ladys hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Invincible Hero (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, under pressure over 2f out, soon one pace, 4th of 16, 4 1/2l behind Norse Blues (9-7) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Lord Ashley (IRE) 7-2fav (9-2) Close up, ridden over 2f out, headway entering final furlong, soon pressed leaders, not quicken near finish, 3rd of 9, 3/4l behind Bluegrass Blues (9-3) at Newmarket 7f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Swift Cedar (IRE) 7-2 (8-12) Tracked leaders, effort 2f out, soon no impression, last of 4, 5l behind Yourartisonfire (8-12) at Sandown 7f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.