Fast ground is not ideal for either of the recent winners. Jupiter Fidius scored over a mile in testing conditions at Newcastle last month and there was cut in the ground when RUNNING REEF came out best at Catterick. Tracy Waggott's charge is just preferred in this as he looks to have more scope off his current mark having tumbled down the weights. The remainder make little appeal given Logans Legend has been off the track since last July and Viking Warrior disappointed at Catterick last time when looking to have every chance.
Running Reef (IRE) 6-1 (9-11) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, won at Catterick 7f mdn stks 0-65 (6) gs in May beating Mishhar (9-4) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Jupiter Fidius 7-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear, steady headway travelling well over 2f out, went 2nd approaching final furlong, pushed along to lead final 100 yards, ran on, won at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-60 (6) sft in May beating Rasselas (9-4) by 1/2l, 14 ran.
Viking Warrior (IRE) 4-1 (9-1) Led early, chased leader, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 9, 9l behind Just Paul (8-2) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in May.
Logans Legend (IRE) 12-1 (9-6) Keen led early, tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on to go 3rd near finish, never dangerous, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Dora's Sister (8-12) at Catterick 7f Classified Stakes (0-65) (3yo+) (6) sft in Jul.
Goninodaethat 12-1 (8-9) Broke smartly, dived sharply right to outside of track, recovered after 2f, towards rear, riddeen 3f out, never a factor, 8th of 11, 13l behind Mac Tiernan (9-4) at Ayr 1m 1f app hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Lees Anthem 13-2 (8-10) Towards rear, ridden 2f out, kept on final furlong, nearest finish, 6th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Bondi Beach Boy (8-11) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Amno Dancer (IRE) 11-1 (8-10) Close up, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 11, 11l behind Mac Tiernan (9-4) at Ayr 1m 1f app hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Myjestic Melody (IRE) 20-1 (8-7) Dwelt pushed along in mid-division, weakened over 1f out, last of 11, 18l behind Bondi Beach Boy (8-11) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Nonaynever 28-1 (8-2) Chased leaders centre, ridden 3f out, soon lost place, behind final 2f, 13th of 14, 39l behind Day Of The Eagle (9-6) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.