Secret Applause won here as a two-year-old and has shown more than enough this season to suggest she can get involved in a race like this. Hazza The Jazza hinted at a revival at Ayr last time while Sky Crossing was placed in a better race here last time, though the drop back from to 7f is a worry. SECRET CITY beat Blue Sonic by just under three lengths at Ayr in July. The runner-up is 6lb better off here but that may not be enough to turn the tables and Robin Bastiman's eight-year-old is taken to pick up the winning thread again. Rocky's Pride may be the pick of the remainder.
Niceonemyson 17-2 (8-5) Chased leaders, effort over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 6, 5l behind Layla's Hero (9-7) at Catterick 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
Secret City (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Soon in touch on outside, effort over 3f out, hung left and beaten over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 14, 7l behind Smart Alec (9-1) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Aug.
Dennis 6-1 (9-2) Held up mid-division, headway over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, hampered inside final furlong, no extra, 8th of 13, 5l behind Dream Catcher (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-65) (6) in Aug.
Bertie Blu Boy 9-2 (9-9) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 6l behind Zed Candy Girl (8-13) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) in Aug.
Crossley 4-1 (9-1) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, soon hung right, never nearer, 4th of 8, 10l behind Colour My World (9-5) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Jun.
Mitchum 25-1 (9-6) Awkward start, always towards rear, eased inside final furlong, 12th of 14, 15l behind Smart Alec (9-1) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Aug.
Secret Applause 6-1 (8-13) Raced centre, behind, outpaced over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on into 4th inside final furlong, never reached leaders, 4th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Bearskin (9-4) at Hamilton 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Aug.
Blue Sonic 8-1 (9-4) Prominent, ridden and no impression on winner over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 24l behind Jay Kay (8-7) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Aug.
Sky Crossing 14-1 (8-10) Led, driven when headed inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 13, 1l behind Broctune Papa Gio (9-8) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
Hazza The Jazza 11-1 (8-8) Held up in last pair, headway when not much room and switched outside well over 1f out, soon ridden, went 3rd inside final furlong, kept on, always held, 3rd of 7, 2 1/2l behind The Dukkerer (9-5) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
Last Supper 20-1 (8-11) Tracked leader, effort over 2f out, kept on same pace, no impression final furlong, 7th of 9, 9l behind Warfare (9-8) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Aug.
Lewamy (IRE) 16-1 (8-8) With leader, driven over 2f out, kept on same pace, no chance with front pair when lost 3rd 1f out, 4th of 6, 6l behind Rouge Nuage (9-10) at Yarmouth 1m app hcp (6) gf in Aug.
Card High (IRE) 66-1 (8-4) Held up towards rear, ridden 2f out, stayed on to chase leaders final furlong, no impression, 5th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Warfare (9-8) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Aug.
Bold And Free 33-1 (9-6) Held up, ridden over 3f out, kept on same pace final 2f, 7th of 9, 7l behind Mixed Message (9-1) at Redcar 1m 2f sell stks (6) gf in Jul.
Rocky's Pride (IRE) 15-2 (9-4) Led until well over 1f out, soon weakened, 7th of 13, 11l behind Flipping (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) in Aug.
Noble Reach 66-1 (9-0) Always behind, struggling final 3f, 13th of 15, 20l behind Armelle (8-11) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-55 (6) gf in Aug.