Bollin Greta won over C&D on her penultimate start and wasn't disgraced in a Listed contest at Newmarket subsequently. Spifer should now be approaching peak fitness and Northside Prince was just denied off this mark at Carlisle last time and Garry Whillans again takes off 5lb. SIR GRAHAM WADE came with a wet sail to win a valuable handicap at Goodwood last week and is improving at a rate of knots. It will be a big surprise if he can't overcome his penalty and land the hat-trick in this, though a market move for the lightly-raced Samarkand could be significant and Edmaaj and Tartan Giga are both useful on their day.
Spifer (IRE) 9-2 (8-12) 6th of 15, 7l behind High Jinx (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-105 (2) gs in Jun.
Bollin Greta 8-1 (9-2) Held up, ridden over 2f out, never near leaders, 5th of 8, 9l behind Hazel Lavery (8-4) at Newmarket 1m 4f fll lst stks (1) sft in Jul.
Samarkand (IRE) 9-2fav (9-4) Tracked leaders, led over 1f out, pressed entering final furlong, headed inside final furlong, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 14, 1 1/2l behind Yasir (9-1) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
Edmaaj (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Mid-division in touch, chased leaders when not much room over 2f out, ridden and kept on same pace final furlong, no impression, 5th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Bollin Greta (8-11) at York 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Jul.
Northside Prince (IRE) 20-1 (9-9) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, stayed on well, never reached winner, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind New Hampshire (9-10) at Carlisle 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jul.
Tartan Gigha (IRE) 12-1 (10-0) In touch towards rear, ridden over 2f out, kept on final furlong, not trouble leaders, 4th of 7, 7l behind Expert Fighter (8-13) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
All The Winds (GER) 12-1 (8-6) Very slowly away, in rear, never on terms, 8th of 12, 10l behind Rock A Doodle Doo (9-4) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Jul.
Sir Graham Wade (IRE) 14-1 (8-8) In touch, headway on outside over 3f out, led 2f out, ridden clear inside final furlong, kept on strongly, won at Goodwood 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd beating Mawaqeet (9-1) by 1 3/4l, 16 ran.