Chester winner Stellar Express is not out of this back over today's trip but Never Forever was well beaten over 1m2f last time having won over a mile at Newcastle before that. Elhaame went close at Yarmouth last month and has been raised a further 2lb while Lamusawama has found life tough since being raised 10lb for a win at Kempton in May. MISSED CALL has the most scope for improvement as she won her maiden at Doncaster in June, beating three subsequent winners in the process. Lady Cecil's filly looks the one to beat on that form as she makes her handicap debut.
War Poet 14-1 (9-4) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 17, 11l behind Warlu Way (9-7) at Carlisle 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Stellar Express (IRE) 3-1 (9-11) Tracked leader, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on to take 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Ajmany (9-6) at Nottingham 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Getabuzz 8-1 (9-5) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, soon chasing leaders, weakened 2f out, 9th of 10, 20l behind Swinging Sultan (9-5) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Mr Red Clubs (IRE) 5-1 (9-11) Held up in touch, pushed along and weakened over 1f out, 5th of 6, 10l behind Jo'burg (9-5) at Doncaster 1m clm stks (5) gf in Jul.
Gala Casino Star (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, kept on and no impression, 5th of 9, 7l behind Hydrant (8-6) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Le Deluge (FR) 50-1 (8-7) Free to post, tracked leader, ridden 4f out, weakened 3f out, tailed off, last of 15, 32l behind Maputo (9-5) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jul.
Elhaame (IRE) 13-2 (9-7) In touch on outer, headway to chase winner over 2f out, driven inside final furlong, not much room near finish, 3rd of 6, 3/4l behind Super Cookie (8-3) at Yarmouth 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Never Forever 7-2fav (8-10) In touch, ridden and slightly outpaced 3f out, effort and not clear run over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 6th of 8, 13l behind San Cassiano (8-12) at Ripon 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Lamusawama 4-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, headway on outside 2f out, went 2nd inside final 2f, led over 1f out, soon headed and not pace of winner, 2nd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Pomology (9-7) at Kempton 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Jul.
Missed Call (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Held up mid-division, headway over 3f out, ridden 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Doncaster 1m 2f fll mdn stks (5) gd in Jun beating Soryah (8-12) by 1l, 11 ran.
Flying Applause 20-1 (8-13) Prominent, led over 8f out, clear 7f out until 3f out, headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 12, 14l behind Arc Light (9-4) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Jul.
Rosie's Lady (IRE) 3-1 (9-1) In touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on to go 2nd near finish, not trouble winner, 2nd of 6, 4l behind Broxbourne (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb.