Twin Appeal has been upped 7lb for a cosy win at Newcastle but is still preferred to Dutch Art Dealer, who appears to be treading water off his current mark. The latter finished ahead of Pactolus when runner-up over track and trip recently while Lingfield winner White Russian is upped in class. Kalon Brama is not without a chance back over 7f but the vote goes to SAKHALIN STAR, who found 1m1f beyond him last time but had gone close over today's trip at Doncaster before that.
Twin Appeal (IRE) 7-4fav (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Newcastle 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun beating Native Falls (8-12) by 1 3/4l, 8 ran.
Storm Trooper (IRE) 20-1 (8-9) Close up over 3f, 14th of 15, 15l behind Milly's Gift (9-2) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Jul.
Dutch Art Dealer 9-4fav (8-13) Close up, ridden and every chance entering final furlong, stayed on, 2nd of 8, 3l behind Baltic Brave (9-1) at Newmarket 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Mr Matthews (IRE) 22-1 (8-0) Held up in rear in touch, outpaced and ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, weakened 1f out, last of 7, 12l behind Pretzel (9-2) at Ayr 1m 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Jun.
Sakhalin Star (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) Held up in touch, took keen hold, headway over 4f out, edged right over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 6l behind Bahamian C (9-3) at Hamilton 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Pactolus (IRE) 11-1 (8-10) Towards rear, ridden 2f out, stayed on to go 3rd inside final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 8, 5l behind Baltic Brave (9-1) at Newmarket 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
White Russian 3-1fav (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, kept on well, won at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf beating Ziggy's Secret (9-12) by nk, 9 ran.
Kalon Brama (IRE) 12-1 (8-6) Held up in touch in rear, ridden and effort 2f out, no impression and well held final furlong, 5th of 6, 7l behind Green Zone (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Miaplacidus (IRE) 11-1 (8-2) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, faded inside final furlong, 5th of 6, 7l behind Mr McLaren (9-6) at Thirsk 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.