Invoke is often fancied and Michael Bell's only runner at the meeting seems likely to be the subject of further support today. KYLLACHY STAR is conversely well exposed but Richard Fahey's eight-year-old showed he retains a modicum of ability when second at Ayr and while the handicapper's decision to raise him is a little spiteful he should be able to overcome it. Native Falls may have been turned over at short odds on two recent starts but his stable has begun to hit form again and Neil Farley's 3lb claim could prove invaluable. Tracy Waggott's team are also in good nick so previous course and distance winner Whispered Times is no forlorn hope despite a lengthy losing run. Real Tigress has been a credit to Les Eyre and the mare has underlined herself as an ultra-consistent performer over 7f.
Footstepsintherain (IRE) 14-1 (10-0) Led centre group, ridden 2f out, lost place over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 14l behind Bold Lass (9-6) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Ted's Brother (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Keen held up, ridden 2f out, never a factor, 8th of 9, 9l behind Strike A Light (8-8) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Real Tigress (IRE) 10-3fav (9-13) Mid-division, effort over 2f out, not clear run and hampered over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, no impression on front pair, 3rd of 11, 6l behind No Poppy (9-10) at Haydock 1m flls hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Invoke (IRE) 4-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, went 2nd inside final furlong until post, 3rd of 5, 2 1/4l behind Swiss Kiss (9-5) at Lingfield 1m fll hcp (0-75) (3yo+) (5) pol.
Kyllachy Star 11-2 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on, not able to reach winner, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Clumber Place (8-12) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Hulcolt (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, weakened 2f out, 8th of 15, 8l behind Fieldgunner Kirkup (9-9) at Redcar 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
Native Falls (IRE) 5-4fav (9-0) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 5th of 6, 5l behind Angel Flores (9-0) at Thirsk 6f 3yo stk 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Whispered Times (USA) 7-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, soon restrained and soon in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on to take 4th place towards rear, 4th of 10, 10l behind Ellaal (10-0) at Musselburgh 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd.