Esprit De Midas ran a cracker when third in the Ayr Bronze Cup but his reward is a 4lb weight rise and it would be no surprise if sixth Layla's Hero turned the form around here. Goodwood scorer TAGULA NIGHT enjoys soft ground and is only 3lb higher here. With Fallon taking over the reins from an apprentice, Walter Swinburn's five-year-old may well be good enough to follow up here as Pontefract winner Misplaced Fortune has been less favourably treated and has never won on anything easier than good. Noverre To Go has more on his plate than when landing a Warwick seller, while both Thirteen Shivers and Whozthecat appear to have lost their way. Mass Rally has been running a lot better than recent form figures suggest, however, and can't be ignored.
Esprit de Midas 16-1 (9-8) Mid-division far side, headway to chase winner over 1f out, ridden entering final furlong, lost 2nd place place close home, 3rd of 25, 3/4l behind Coolminx (9-6) at Ayr 6f hcp (2) gs.
Mass Rally (IRE) 28-1 (9-1) Dwelt, towards rear stand side group, headway over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 24, 2l behind Cheveton (8-11) at Ayr 6f hcp (2) sft.
Valery Borzov (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) With leaders far side group, led over 2f out, soon ridden, headed ovewr 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 17th of 24, 9l behind Cheveton (8-11) at Ayr 6f hcp (2) sft.
Summerinthecity (IRE) 50-1 (9-6) Slowly into stride, held up behind, never a factor, 15th of 21, 11l behind Internationaldebut (9-9) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Tyfos 8-1 (9-5) Raced center, prominent, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 13, 9l behind Elna Bright (8-12) at Ascot 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
West Coast Dream 16-1 (9-1) Prominent, ridden and hung right 2f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 15, 4l behind Ajjaadd (8-8) at Leicester 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Noverre To Go (IRE) Evensfav (8-13) Steadied start, took keen hold tracking leaders, led approaching final furlong, ran on, comfortably, won at Warwick 6f sell stks (5) gf in Aug beating Silver Wind (9-5) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.
We Have A Dream 25-1 (9-4) Close, ridden over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 16th of 21, 11l behind Internationaldebut (9-9) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Quasi Congaree (GER) 6-1 (9-4) Held up in rear, ridden over 1f out, never a factor, 6th of 9, 6l behind Oneladyowner (8-9) at Goodwood 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Aug.
Layla's Hero (IRE) 17-2 (9-8) Mid-division stands'side, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 6th of 25, 6l behind Coolminx (9-6) at Ayr 6f hcp (2) gs.
Misplaced Fortune 7-2fav (9-6) Held up, not clear run, switched left and headway over 1f out, ran on to lead well inside final frlong, ridden out, won at Pontefract 6f flls hcp 0-130 (3) gf beating Jade (9-1) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Thirteen Shivers 16-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, weakened well over 1f out, last of 12, 23l behind Xilerator (9-4) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-95 (3) sft.
Whozthecat (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) Prominent, effort over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 11th of 20, 7l behind Internationaldebut (8-13) at York 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
Tagula Night (IRE) 11-1 (9-4) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, hung left from over 1f out, ridden out, won at Goodwood 6f hcp 0-85 (4) sft beating Night Trade (9-4) by 3/4l, 14 ran.
Baldemar 33-1 (8-7) With leaders stand side group, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 18th of 24, 14l behind Cheveton (8-11) at Ayr 6f hcp (2) sft.
Ballista (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden halfway, stayed on to 3rd 1f out, no extra and lost 2 places closing stages, 5th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Zero Money (9-7) at Haydock 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gf.
Gentle Lord 11-4fav (9-7) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed towards finish, 3rd of 8, 1/2l behind Baldemar (9-5) at Epsom Downs 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Aug.