Aerodynamic hasn't won since landing last year's renewal and has slipped down the weights as a consequence. However, he remains badly out of sorts and NOT RIGG is preferred. His recent victory over course and distance is working out well as he had today's rival West End Lad back in fourth and the latter has subsequently won at this track himself. Gary Harrison's charge is taken to confirm running and go in again. All-weather winner Fluctuation can race off a lower mark back on Turf as he's yet to score on this surface but Knight Owl remains high enough in the weights judged on a string of placed efforts and is one-paced.
West End Lad 7-1 (10-0) Slowly into stride, towards rear, headway over 3f out, led entering final furlong, kept on well, won at Nottingham 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul beating Special Report (7-9) by 3 1/2l, 9 ran.
Self Employed 20-1 (8-8) Slowly into stride, always behind, 9th of 14, 8l behind It's A Mans World (8-6) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-85 (4) sft in May.
Not Rigg (USA) 10-1 (9-5) Led, headed over 6f out, chased leader, led again over 2f out, driven inside final furlong, held on, won at Nottingham 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul beating The Scuttler (8-11) by nk, 6 ran.
Aerodynamic (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Dwelt, always behind, last of 13, 16l behind Green Park (8-12) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Skyfire 20-1 (9-3) Led 2f, tracked leader, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 17l behind Tuscan Fun (8-6) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Fluctuation (IRE) 2-1fav (8-11) Chased winner, no impression from 2f out, lost 2nd inside final furlong, rallied to 2nd again post, 2nd of 4, 4 1/2l behind Honey Of A Kitten (8-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Apr.
Imaginary World (IRE) 13-2 (9-0) Held up in last pair, outpaced over 2f out, ridden and stayed on under pressure on outside final furlong, never reached leaders, 5th of 9, 5l behind Curly Come Home (9-7) at Doncaster 1m 2f fll hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Knight Owl 5-2fav (9-1) Held up, headway 3f out, ridden to chase clear leaders over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 8, 11l behind Lovesome (8-8) at Leicester 7f 3yo mdn 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Master Of Song 33-1 (9-6) Dwelt in rear, not clear run over 2f out, headway entering final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 13, 7l behind Lord Franklin (9-6) at Leicester 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
Testa Rossa (IRE) 33-1 (8-10) Held up towards rear, headway in centre over 2f out, ridden and chased leaders over 1f out, faded last half furlong, 7th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Pleasure Bent (9-4) at Newbury 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Adorable Choice (IRE) 11-1 (8-11) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 8, 4 1/2l behind True Pleasure (8-9) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.