Westerly has been disappointing since landing a Pontefract maiden in June. Best Kept has also gone off the boil but Starlit Canata is proving consistent and there's probably still time for Gay Marriage to recapture her best form - she won over a mile here last year. CAPTAIN GEORGE looks to be improving with experience and will almost certainly be suited by the longer trip having failed to quicken when odds-on over a mile at Nottingham last month. Cam Hardie's claim is a bonus so James Fanshawe's charge gets the nod. Moshe is better than he showed at Newbury last time while Plucky Dip likes the Polytrack and has each-way claims.
Gay Marriage (IRE) 7-1 (9-6) Took keen hold, held up in touch, pushed along on outside over 3f out, ridden and beaten over 2f out, 7th of 9, 10l behind Sleeper (8-5) at Windsor 1m 4f 3yo fll hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Moshe (IRE) 28-1 (9-5) Raced keenly in touch, driven 3f out, never on terms, weakened over 1f out, 15th of 16, 13l behind Connecticut (9-5) at Newbury 1m 2f 3yo mdn (4) gf in May.
Rolling Dice 8-1 (9-5) Held up in last trio, headway over 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, went 2nd and hung badly left from over 1f out, no impression when weakened to 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 8l behind Ice Slice (9-7) at Nottingham 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in May.
Best Kept 5-2fav (9-6) Chased leaders on inside, pushed along and not quicken over 2f out, ridden well over 1f out, weakened soon after, 7th of 9, 13l behind Si Senor (9-1) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Zugzwang (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Took keen hold, held up towards rear, headway towards outside 2f out, 5th and one pace final furlong, 5th of 9, 5l behind Alquimia (9-0) at Haydock 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr.
Captain George (IRE) 8-11fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden and unable to quicken over 2f out, driven and effort entering final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Hannington (8-12) at Nottingham 1m mdn auc stks (6) gf in Jul.
Starlit Cantata 8-1 (9-5) Tracked leading trio, pushed along over 2f out, ridden into 3rd well over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, no impression, 3rd of 6, 4l behind Thatchereen (8-12) at Newbury 1m 2f 3yo fll hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Westerly 4-1fav (9-3) Always towards rear, ridden on outside and struggling 3f out, never a factor, 11th of 14, 26l behind Jarlath (9-1) at Newbury 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Starlight Princess (IRE) 20-1 (8-8) 12th of 14, 13l behind Tarnag (8-12) at Deauville(FR) 1m 1f 3yo clm stks fbs.
Soundtrack 20-1 (9-1) Behind, effort over 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 14, 22l behind Fiery Sunset (8-10) at Lingfield 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Jul.
Plucky Dip 11-8fav (8-11) Tracked leaders, switched left over 2f out, went 2nd 2f out, ridden to narrow lead well over 1f out, headed over 1f out, lost 2nd 1f out, one pace in 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 4l behind Ajig (8-11) at Kempton 1m Classified Stakes (0-65) (3yo+) (6) pol.