Santiago Atitlan may be well-handicapped but he has stamina for this trip to prove and so it is the confirmed stayer ROSKO who is marginally preferred to Reel Buddy Star and Dechiper. The last-named could be interesting, especially if the market agrees, as he has been ridden by amateur riders on his last two runs and his early season form looks solid. However we prefer Rosko, who ran well enough behind Mozayada at Thirsk to suggest that he can feature off this new mark of 70. Ideally he would like some rain, so if it stays dry then quick-ground winner Pacific Pride could feature as he is starting to edge (very slowly) down the weights although again he has stamina to prove. Mesbaah is better than his run last time, Intersky Charm seems to prefer a stiffer track, whilst Ninth House is holding his form well on all surfaces. Reel Buddy Star, a course winner, is likely to be on the premises, but it is Rosko who is marginally preferred.
Santiago Atitlan 66-1 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, weakened 1f out, 10th of 11, 9l behind Mastership (9-0) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Jul.
Reel Buddy Star 11-1 (8-11) Prominent, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Just Bond (9-5) at Redcar 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Rosko 11-2 (9-7) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 13, 1/2l behind Mozayada (9-1) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Dechiper (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Held up in mid division, one pace from 2f out, 6th of 15, 12l behind Recession Proof (10-10) at Pontefract 1m 2f am hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
We're Delighted 50-1 (10-10) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, some late headway, 9th of 15, 19l behind Recession Proof (10-10) at Pontefract 1m 2f am hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Pacific Pride 25-1 (9-13) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, one pace from over 1f out, 6th of 13, 6l behind Apollo Shark (9-11) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.
Mesbaah (IRE) 9-1 (9-4) Towards rear, well beaten final 2f, 15th of 16, 29l behind Zomerlust (9-10) at York 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Intersky Charm (USA) 12-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, challenged over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 4l behind Mount Hadley (9-10) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul.
Ninth House (USA) 3-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, in touch, headway on outside over 2f out, driven and one pace final 1f, 5th of 8, 2 1/2l behind Rookwith (8-2) at Musselburgh 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Oddsmaker (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Tracked leader, outpaced 2f out, 9th of 16, 12l behind Moody Tunes (10-11) at Carlisle 1m (5) gd.