EXOTIC GUEST won over course and distance in June and, though 4lb higher, has run well since at Ayr. Conditions won't be a problem and Ruth Carr's four-year-old may be capable of defying top weight as most of his rivals struggle to get their heads in front. Bearskin is an exception as he got off the mark at Ripon last time, though might struggle off an 8lb higher mark. Rachel Richardson's claim will help Foreign Rhythm but Mission Impossible remains expensive to follow, as does Less Anthem. Royal Duchess made a pleasing comeback at Ayr any may be the pick of the remainder ahead of Dartrix and Emily Davison.
Exotic Guest 11-4 (9-4) In touch in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 3rd of 6, 8l behind Jinky (9-4) at Ayr 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Live Dangerously 7-2fav (9-12) With leader, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 4th of 8, 5l behind Shamaheart (10-0) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Dartrix 7-1 (9-9) Steadied start in touch in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 9, 6l behind Burren View Lady (9-12) at Thirsk 6f fll hcp (5) gf in Jul.
Mission Impossible 10-3fav (9-7) Always prominent, led over 2f out, hard pressed over 1f out, headed well inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 12, 1l behind Wimboldsley (8-2) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
Foreign Rhythm (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 9, 5l behind Burren View Lady (9-12) at Thirsk 6f fll hcp (5) gf in Jul.
Lucky Lodge 14-1 (7-12) Close and raced alone far side, ridden and every chance over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 15, 8l behind Arctic Feeling (8-13) at York 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Lees Anthem 12-1 (9-11) Overall lead on near side rail, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 20, 1l behind Amis Reunis (8-12) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jun.
Bearskin (IRE) 4-1 (8-11) Close up, ridden over 1f out, led entering final furlong, kept on well, won at Ripon 6f mdn hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Jul beating Margrets Gift (9-7) by 3 1/2l, 7 ran.
Sunrise Dance 10-1 (9-10) Led stand side group, pushed along over 2f out, headed by stand side group 1f out, one pace and no impression, 4th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Spring Bird (9-7) at Newcastle 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul.
Emily Davison (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 12, 2 1/4l behind Wimboldsley (8-2) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
Liberal Lady 20-1 (9-3) In rear center, weakened over 2f out, tailed off, last of 9, 26l behind Spring Bird (9-7) at Newcastle 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul.
Royal Duchess 20-1 (8-9) Dwelt raced wide towards rear, progress from over 3f out, led approaching 2f out, headed approaching final furlong, stayed on, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Gambino (8-11) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jul.
Black Douglas 12-1 (9-10) Towards rear, headway when not clearest of runs over 1f out, kept on, 7th of 15, 2 1/2l behind My Meteor (9-13) at Carlisle 5f ldy hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Lendal Bridge 8-1 (8-4) Close up on outer, ridden over 2f out, kept on final furlong, 3rd of 5, 8l behind Foxy Clarets (9-7) at Pontefract 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
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.
Another Royal 4-1 (8-4) Tracked leaders, effort well over 1f out, staying on when short of room towards finish, 4th of 6, 1 1/4l behind Centre Haafhd (9-7) at Carlisle 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.