City Ground and Serena Brotherton won over 1m2f at Beverley last time but Mick Easterby's charge has yet to win over further. Today's distance should be no problem for GUCCI D 'ORO, however, as he scored over 1m4f under today's amateur at Catterick on his latest start and collateral form gives him the beating of Brunello. Both Volcanic Jack and Altnaharra went close last time and make more appeal than Golden Future and Al Furat as the latter pair finished virtually upsides when third and fourth at Redcar recently.
City Ground (USA) 5-1 (10-2) Made all, ridden and ran on final furlong, unchallenged, won at Beverley 1m 2f ldy hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul beating Hernando Torres (9-10) by 3 1/2l, 11 ran.
Gucci D'oro (USA) 17-2 (10-7) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, led entering final furlong, ran on, won at Catterick 1m 4f am hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul beating Slide Show (10-10) by 4 1/2l, 12 ran.
Brunello 15-2 (8-13) Mid-division, headway over 3f out to chase leaders, ridden and kept on one pace, 3rd of 12, 6l behind Slide Show (8-3) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
Frosty Berry 10-1 (10-3) Slowly into stride, soon chasing leaders, went 2nd 7f out until inside final 3f, soon pushed along, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 10l behind Goodlukin Lucy (9-6) at Musselburgh 1m 5f am hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May.
Volcanic Jack (IRE) 2-1fav (9-7) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon went 3rd, stayed on and just held near finish, 2nd of 6, shd behind Mr Dream Maker (8-7) at Catterick 1m 4f app hcp (6) gf in Jul.
Al Furat (USA) 7-1 (9-3) Raced keenly in touch, ridden and effort inside final 2f, kept on same pace final furlong, no impression, 4th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Madrasa (9-11) at Redcar 1m 6f app hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Golden Future 12-1 (8-13) Led, headed narrowly over 3f out, ridden and kept on over 1f out, no impression with winner when edged right inside final furlong, lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 10, 4 1/2l behind Madrasa (9-11) at Redcar 1m 6f app hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Inniscastle Boy 7-1 (9-1) Always towards rear, 9th of 14, 11l behind Amazing Blue Sky (9-2) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun.
Altnaharra 20-1 (8-0) Held up in touch, headway over 3f out, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on well, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Grand Diamond (8-11) at Ayr 1m 5f app hcp (6) gf in Jul.