SOLAR SPIRIT is upped 5lb for scoring at Catterick 12 days ago but won off today's mark last season and gets the nod to follow up. Illustrious Prince recorded his earlier double over 7f while Diamond Blue steps up a grade under a penalty for winning at Carlisle during the week. Keep It Dark finished ahead of Celtic Sixpence when runner-up at Thirsk earlier, though he never threatened the winner so Indego Blues looks best of the remainder.
Solar Spirit (IRE) 16-1 (9-11) Tracked leaders in 5th, going well 2f out, led over 1f out, ran on well, eased close home, won at Catterick 6f hcp 0-75 (5) sft beating Towbee (9-11) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
Illustrious Prince (IRE) 11-1 (8-8) In touch, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 10, 13l behind Big Johnny D (9-2) at Redcar 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Dazeen 14-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no impression, 4th of 8, 6l behind Talent Scout (9-1) at Carlisle 1m app hcp (5) gf in Jun.
Polish World (USA) 25-1 (9-11) Went badly right start, tracked leaders, weakened over 2f out, last of 11, 32l behind Dream Walker (8-7) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Showboating (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 9l behind Glen Moss (9-13) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Indego Blues 14-1 (8-12) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, weakened final furlong, 5th of 14, 5l behind Sunrise Dance (8-7) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Diamond Blue 10-1 (9-10) Towards rear, headway on outer approaching final furlong, edged right and stayed on to lead towards finish, won at Carlisle 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf beating Cheyenne Red (8-4) by 1/2l, 13 ran.
Celtic Sixpence (IRE) 9-1 (9-12) With leaders on outside, ridden and every chance 2f out, kept on same pace, no impression in 4th final furlong, 4th of 11, 7l behind Gran Canaria Queen (8-12) at Thirsk 6f all hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Fama Mac 16-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, towards rear, no chance when hung left under pressure inside final furlong, 9th of 11, 6l behind Solar Spirit (9-11) at Catterick 6f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Loch Moy 8-1 (9-5) Led, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 8, 12l behind I Say (9-0) at Carlisle 1m 1f mdn stks (5) sft in Jul.
Keep It Dark 11-4fav (9-4) Dwelt, towards rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 6th of 15, 6l behind Monakova (9-8) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Lewamy (IRE) 16-1 (9-8) Raced centre, chased leaders, headway over 2f out, soon ridden and weakened, 6th of 7, 15l behind Big Wave (9-6) at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Script 10-1 (8-13) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Gran Canaria Queen (8-10) at Haydock 5f fll hcp (5) gd.