Dark Ruler has been second in a couple of maidens but was beaten a long way on both occasions and isn't really improving. We'll stick with DUBAI CELEBRATION who justified market support over a mile here at the start of the month and should be capable of defying a 4lb higher mark in this company. Seldom showed a bit more at Newcastle last time and isn't badly treated while Linda Perratt's pair Berbice and Ebony Clarets must have some sort of chance but Newcastle winner Cadgers Brig may need a more searching test of stamina than he'll get on this sharp track. Mangham struggles to get his head in front but may be best of the rest.
Northern Fling 25-1 (8-10) Always towards rear, 10th of 11, 21l behind Wannabe King (9-1) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Aug.
Cadgers Brig 10-1 (9-10) Led after 2f, made rest, ridden and hard pressed over 1f out, kept on under pressure final furlong, just held on, won at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gd beating Echo Of Footsteps (9-3) by shd, 15 ran.
Pirate Chest (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Chased leader stand side group, lost place over 3f out, 12th of 16, 23l behind Patriotic (11-0) at Doncaster 1m stks 0-70 (5) gd.
Sangar 25-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, 6th of 17, 3l behind Talent Scout (8-13) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Dark Ruler (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) Held up, hampered just inside 2f out, switched right over 1f out, headway entering final furlong, stayed on, went 2nd close home, no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 12l behind Shaleek (8-12) at Catterick 7f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf.
Dubai Celebration 3-1fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Musselburgh 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gf beating Jebel Tara (8-13) by 1l, 13 ran.
Berbice (IRE) 9-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway over 1f out, never dangerous, 6th of 14, 7l behind Drive Home (8-6) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Seldom (IRE) 14-1 (9-6) Tracked winner, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, no impression when lost place inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 6l behind Talent Scout (9-5) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Edas 7-1 (8-10) Held up mid-division, headway on inside when hampered 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 15, 5l behind Joshua The First (9-3) at Carlisle 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) hvy.
Mangham (IRE) 66-1 (8-7) Mid-division, outpaced 3f out, headway under pressure 2f out, ridden and effort 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 10, 2 1/2l behind Just Lille (9-9) at Musselburgh 1m 1f clm stks (6) gf.
Ebony Clarets 20-1 (9-0) Held up up towards rear, ridden 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Ingleby Angel (9-2) at Ayr 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) hvy.
Monthly Medal 7-1 (9-3) Held up, always towards rear, 9th of 14, 10l behind Dandarrell (8-10) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Military Call 10-1 (9-8) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 10th of 15, 9l behind Cadgers Brig (9-10) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Feeling Good 16-1 (9-3) Led, headed over 7f out, tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 12, 10l behind Raheeba (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol.