It was soft going when Our Folly won at Chepstow in June beating today's rival Sunny Future. The latter finally returned to winning ways at Bath on his latest start and should make another bold bid here. He had Whenever a couple of lengths behind at Bath and the latter re-opposes on better terms today, but DR FINLEY is just preferred on the likely fast ground. He scored at Thirsk last time and looks capable of going in again off only a 3lb higher mark. The remainder arrive badly out of sorts and are hard to fancy.
Almail (USA) 14-1 (10-4) Held up in rear, headway on wide outside over 3f out, disputing 4th 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 9, 14l behind The Quarterjack (9-1) at Newbury 1m 4f ladys hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Saborido (USA) 16-1 (9-4) In touch until lost place after 2f, headway over 4f out, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, 7th of 11, 16l behind Mubaraza (8-10) at Newmarket 2m hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Dubai Glory 8-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, losing place inside final 5f, behind over 1f out, tailed off, 11th of 13, 50l behind Ethics Girl (9-6) at Brighton 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Sirius Superstar 25-1 (9-1) Mid-division, headway 5f out, hung left under pressure over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 11, 14l behind Mubaraza (8-10) at Newmarket 2m hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Hawridge King 18-1 (9-11) Mid-division, outpaced when switched outside 3f out, never able to challenge, weakened over 1f out, eased final furlong, 9th of 11, 34l behind Teak (9-12) at Salisbury 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) fm in Jul.
Dr Finley (IRE) 13-5fav (9-4) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, chased leaders over 1f out, ran on to lead inside final furlong, all out, won at Thirsk 2m hcp 0-65 (6) gf beating Bijou Dan (9-0) by shd, 12 ran.
Sunny Future (IRE) 7-1 (9-1) Rearing in stalls, took keen hold, held up in rear, good headway between horses over 2f out, chased leader over 1f out, pushed along and stayed on to lead inside final furlong, won going away, won at Bath 2m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gd beating Callisto Moon (9-12) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.
Markington 8-1 (8-13) Held up behind, headway over 5f out to chase leaders, weakened over 2f out, last of 9, 18l behind Moon Trip (8-3) at Beverley 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Whenever 12-1 (9-1) Ran in snatches, tracked leading pair until inside final 4f, ridden and well outpaced 3f out, rallied to 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 2 1/4l behind Sunny Future (9-1) at Bath 2m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Our Folly 4-1 (8-6) Tracked winner, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace and lost 3rd near finish, 4th of 7, 7l behind L Frank Baum (9-4) at Ffos Las 2m hcp 0-80 (4) sft.