Lothair's winning run came to an end at Carlisle on Tuesday and the handicapper has probably got to him but Trade Secret has a chance despite his form figures as he's on his lowest mark for a very long time and showed a bit more dash at Haydock last time. Showboating won here on fast ground last month and has run well in all three subsequent starts on softer going while Gold Beau didn't enjoy the best of runs on his hat-trick attempt at Bath and is by no means out of this. EVANESCENT scored on fast ground at Thirsk last summer so shouldn't have a problem with today's going despite looking at home in testing conditions at Ayr last week. He could hardly have been more impressive so it's no surprise to see him turning out with a penalty and he'll take some beating.
Illustrious Prince (IRE) 9-2 (8-13) Soon prominent on outside, led 4f out, headed over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 4th of 9, 6l behind Take A Note (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Azzurra Du Caprio (IRE) 20-1 (9-9) Prominent chasing leader, lost 2nd over 2f out, soon lost place, last of 18, 19l behind Noverre To Go (9-6) at York 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Solar Spirit (IRE) 28-1 (9-1) Held up in touch, ridden 3f out, challenged 2f out, lost place over 1f out, 12th of 13, 17l behind Our Boy Jack (8-8) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Johnny Cavagin 7-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, held up, ridden and effort 2f out, soon beaten, 6th of 9, 14l behind Colonel Mak (9-9) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gs in Jul.
Showboating (IRE) 10-1 (8-13) Soon in touch, close up 2f out, kept on same pace, no extra towards finish, 5th of 13, 2 3/4l behind Our Boy Jack (8-8) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Mappin Time (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Towards rear, ridden 2f out, stayed on into mid-division inside final furlong, never nearer, 11th of 20, 7l behind Picture Dealer (9-12) at York 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Defence Council (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Refused to race, took no part, in a race won by Picture Dealer (9-12) at York 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul, 20 ran.
Evanescent (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Mid-division, headway over 4f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, soon clear, won at Ayr 7f hcp 0-75 (5) sft beating Circuitous (9-7) by 6l, 12 ran.
Gold Beau (FR) 7-1 (8-5) Towards rear on outside, headway under pressure halfway, stayed on inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leading trio, 4th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Milly's Gift (9-1) at Bath 6f app hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Trade Secret 25-1 (9-3) Dwelt, in rear, effort over 1f out, never dangerous, 9th of 12, 7l behind Diman Waters (9-1) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Lothair (IRE) 9-2fav (9-1) Prominent, ridden to press winner 2f out, one pace final furlong, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 10, 2l behind Perfect Pasture (8-12) at Carlisle 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.