Greek Secret has won a race at this track before but not for three years but is respected on the pick of his runs having won at Yarmouth already this year. Dream Express put in an improved effort to finish as runner-up at Thirsk but this was against a horse that had never won before. Both of those mentioned finished behind Forzarzi when they all lost out to Clerical at this track towards the end of July. However our attention turns to two who won last time out. The vote is given to DIVERTIMENTI trained by Roy Bowring. He made all last time out and with a similar effort here that could be enough to take the race. The form hasn't been franked by the other contenders after that win but neither has the effort of Yungaburra who was also victorious last time out. Divertimenti gets the nod.
Divertimenti (IRE) 9-2fav (8-5) Prominent on stands side rail, led after 1f, ridden over 1f out, ran on well, clear well inside final furlong, won at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul beating Dickie Le Davoir (9-4) by 4 1/2l, 12 ran.
Greek Secret 9-1 (9-2) Behind, headway over 1f out, soon chasing leaders, kept on well, never able to challenge, 4th of 10, 3l behind Clerical (9-0) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-65 (6) fm in Jul.
Secret City (IRE) 15-2 (9-2) Pushed along to chase leader, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 12, 14l behind Ursus (9-2) at Catterick 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Jul.
Soto 8-1 (9-2) Led, hard ridden and headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 6th of 10, 4l behind Clerical (9-0) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-65 (6) fm in Jul.
Yungaburra (IRE) 12-1 (10-0) In rear, headway well over 1f out, soon ridden and edged left, led final 100 yards, held on well, won at Thirsk 6f ladies hcp 0-55 (6) gf in Jul beating Forever's Girl (9-10) by 3/4l, 12 ran.
Foreign Rhythm (IRE) 6-1 (10-1) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed final 100 yards, no extra, 3rd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Yungaburra (10-0) at Thirsk 6f ladies hcp 0-55 (6) gf in Jul.
Pinball (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Chased leader, led 3f out, hung badly right and headed inside final 2f, weakened quickly final furlong, 10th of 15, 14l behind Cross of Lorraine (8-13) at Newcastle 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Jul.
Darcy's Pride (IRE) 12-1 (8-5) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 3l behind Mr Wolf (9-7) at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Dream Express (IRE) 14-1 (10-2) Tracked leaders, joined leader halfway, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, always held, 2nd of 12, 2 1/2l behind Two Turtle Doves (10-4) at Thirsk 6f ladies hcp 0-55 (6) gf in Jul.
Needy Mccredie 13-2 (8-10) Raced in rear, headway over 2f out, soon hung left, every chance over 1f out, stayed on same pace closing stages, 3rd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Timber Treasure (8-7) at Thirsk 6f all hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
On The Piste (IRE) 11-1 (8-1) Held up in rear, ridden halfway, never a factor, 7th of 9, 11l behind La Fortunata (9-5) at Doncaster 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.
Forzarzi (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) Held up in rear, headway well over 1f out, stayed on strongly, never able to challenge, 3rd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Clerical (9-0) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-65 (6) fm in Jul.
City For Conquest (IRE) 50-1 (8-4) Dwelt, in rear, soon outpaced, headway on outside over 2f out, hard ridden, stayed on same pace approaching final furlong, 7th of 14, 6l behind Rainy Night (9-5) at Leicester 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.