DREAM WALKER has recorded all of his best efforts in soft going including last month's double. He remains ahead of the handicapper on the evidence of a cosy win at Ayr and can defy a penalty. Leicester winner Strong Man is more at home on a fast surface but My Single Malt has leading claims on the back of a couple of narrow-margin defeats. Broctune Papa Gio has done all of his winning on the Flat at Redcar so far, so Chookie Avon makes more appeal off his current mark.
Llewellyn 9-2 (9-12) Reared and unseated rider start, in a race won by Just Paul (8-7) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd, 9 ran.
Strong Man 6-4fav (10-3) Close up, headway halfway, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to lead towards finish, won at Leicester 6f app hcp (6) gf in Jul beating Verus Delicia (10-0) by 1l, 8 ran.
Polish World (USA) 25-1 (9-9) Led, soon clear, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 12, 7l behind Altharoos (9-6) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
My Single Malt (IRE) 11-2 (9-6) Dwelt held up, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, chased winner inside final furlong, no impression towards finish, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Illustrious Prince (9-1) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul.
Chookie Avon 20-1 (9-4) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 12, 7l behind Hot Rod Mamma (9-11) at Carlisle 1m Ladies Handicap (0-85) (4yo+) (4) gs.
Broctune Papa Gio 16-1 (9-4) Towards rear, ridden and headway entering final furlong, not reach leaders, 4th of 9, 1 3/4l behind Illustrious Prince (9-1) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul.
King Pin 11-1 (9-5) Behind stands side, driven and edged left towards centre 2f out, never on terms, 9th of 14, 12l behind Day Of The Eagle (9-6) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Orpsie Boy (IRE) 33-1 (8-8) Behind until late headway, never nearer, 5th of 9, 5l behind Alejandro (9-5) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Pivotal Prospect 7-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 5th of 9, 6l behind Gowanharry (9-11) at Newcastle 5f fll hcp (5) sft in May.
I'll Be Good 33-1 (9-2) Led until over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 12, 33l behind Hot Rod Mamma (9-11) at Carlisle 1m Ladies Handicap (0-85) (4yo+) (4) gs.
Dream Walker (FR) 10-11fav (10-2) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, led over 2f out, ran on strongly, won at Ayr 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Jul beating Blackamoor Harry (9-0) by 7l, 9 ran.