Oil Strike carries a penalty for last week's victory at Thirsk when Royal Bajan was well beaten. The former should go well again as he won't mind any cut in the ground and neither will top weight Haajes. The latter has won twice over the minimum trip this year while MONSIEUR JAMIE scored over course and distance on his penultimate start when beating Monnoyer. Upped in class at Sandown last time, John Jenkins' charge can get his head back in front in this company. Rock On Candy made a winning return on the Turf at Lingfield and looks the biggest danger off only a 3lb higher mark.
Haajes 7-1 (9-9) Slowly into stride, in rear, headway on outside over 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Red Baron (8-13) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Master Bond 20-1 (8-11) Stumbled and unseated rider start, in a race won by Above Standard (9-5) at Redcar 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May, 12 ran.
Oil Strike 5-2fav (9-13) Led early, with leader, led again halfway, pushed along and kept on inside final furlong, edged left towards finish, won at Thirsk 5f app hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul beating Cruise Tothelimit (9-11) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Eland Ally 20-1 (9-12) Close up, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 11, 7l behind Sleepy Blue Ocean (9-5) at Doncaster 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Monsieur Jamie 8-1 (8-12) Broke smartly, led, ridden over 1f out, headed just inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 4th of 9, 2 1/4l behind Lupo D'Oro (9-7) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Royal Bajan (USA) 14-1 (9-7) Chased leaders in centre, ridden well over 1f out, soon weakened, 8th of 9, 7l behind Oil Strike (9-13) at Thirsk 5f app hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Monnoyer 10-3 (9-6) With leader, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, eased inside final furlong, 9th of 13, 9l behind Lost In Paris (9-12) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in May.
Rock On Candy 7-2 (9-8) Chased leaders, keen, driven to lead over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Lingfield 5f fll hcp (5) gs in Jun beating Imaginary Diva (8-7) by 1l, 7 ran.
Beau Mistral (IRE) 22-1 (8-9) In rear, pushed along and headway 2f out, no impression final furlong, 6th of 11, 3l behind Sleepy Blue Ocean (9-6) at Haydock 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Steel Rain 4-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, soon headed, stayed on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 12, 4 1/2l behind Nafa (9-11) at Ffos Las 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
Ambitious Icarus 12-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, switched right and headway over 1f out, kept on, not trouble leaders, 4th of 10, 5l behind Majestic Manannan (9-3) at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Therapeutic 12-1 (9-0) Led to 3f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 14, 8l behind Key Ambition (9-9) at Nottingham 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jun.
Quality Art (USA) 8-1 (9-7) In touch and keen, ridden over 1f out, soon faded, 7th of 9, 8l behind Noodles Blue Boy (10-7) at Leicester 5f ladies hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.