BRYNFA BOY never figured in a decent handicap at Goodwood last month. However, his earlier second at Salisbury would be good enough to win this as he drops into this grade for the first time. Jordaura also stood little chance at Ascot last time and ran accordingly. His defeat in a Wolverhampton claimer before that also raises doubts about his ability to score here, while Dark Lane was beaten the last time he raced at this level when third at Hamilton. Deerslayer won a seller at Brighton a week ago but this is tougher and the enigmatic Lastkingofscotland makes more appeal.
Olynard (IRE) 22-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, under pressure over 2f out, soon weakened, 14th of 15, 18l behind Grissom (9-4) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Brynfa Boy 12-1 (8-4) Hampered start, mid-division, ridden over2 f out, no impression, 13th of 17, 7l behind Secret Asset (9-7) at Goodwood 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jul.
Jordaura 25-1 (9-5) Dwelt, held up in rear, some headway over 2f out, never on terms, 9th of 20, 14l behind Captain Ramius (10-2) at Ascot 7f ladys hcp 0-90 (3) gs in Jul.
Lastkingofscotland (IRE) 11-10fav (9-3) In touch, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Come On Safari (8-8) at Lingfield 1m clm stks (6) pol in Jul.
Dark Lane 20-1 (9-2) Held up, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 9th of 11, 13l behind Toby Tyler (8-9) at York 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Jul.
Deerslayer (USA) 9-4 (9-7) Made most, came centre over 3f out, soon ridden and joined, driven over 1f out, asserted towards finish, won at Brighton 6f sell stks (6) gd beating Hand Painted (8-13) by nk, 4 ran.
Primo De Vida (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden on inside 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 10, 12l behind Mymumsaysimthebest (9-13) at Kempton 6f app hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jun.
Co Dependent (USA) 14-1 (9-12) In touch, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 12l behind Eastern Hills (9-1) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-70 (5) fbs in Jul.