Centre Haafhd took advantage of a slip down the handicap to win at Carlisle and another bold bid is expected upped only 3lb. Sartori makes less appeal after making all at Ripon given Percy's Gal was not far behind and re-opposes on better terms. Le Laitier and Faure Island are not the most reliable but have a shout off their current marks, as does COMINO. The latter started the season on a 10lb higher mark and this drop in class may see Kevin Ryan's charge finally off the mark.
Centre Haafhd 6-4fav (9-7) Driven forward to make virtually all, strongly challenged entering final furlong, held on gamely, won at Carlisle 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul beating Secret Applause (8-7) by 1/2l, 6 ran.
Two Smart 17-2 (9-1) Took keen hold, tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, soon lost place, last of 8, 19l behind Lightning Moon (9-5) at Haydock 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in May.
Comino (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) With leader, every chance over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Elusive George (9-3) at Doncaster 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul.
Percy's Gal 4-1fav (9-2) Raced wide in touch, headway over 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, not quicken near finish, 3rd of 13, 1/2l behind Sartori (9-1) at Ripon 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.
Faure Island 3-1 (9-6) Led narrowly, ridden 1f out, kept on until headed and no extra final 50 yards, 2nd of 7, 1l behind First Experience (9-6) at Leicester 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Le Laitier (FR) 3-1fav (9-6) Led 2 rivals centre, ridden over 3f out, well held over 1f out, 9th of 12, 16l behind Inciting Incident (9-3) at Nottingham 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Sartori 20-1 (9-1) Made all, ridden 2f out, driven and all out, won at Ripon 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul beating Traditionelle (8-9) by nk, 13 ran.
Alpine Flower (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, no extra inside final 100 yards, 4th of 6, 8l behind In Focus (8-11) at Catterick 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Lendal Bridge 8-1 (8-4) Close up on outer, ridden over 2f out, kept on final furlong, 3rd of 5, 8l behind Foxy Clarets (9-7) at Pontefract 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.