Demolition pops up now and again and came good at York last time in claiming company, so perhaps that was the time to catch him and for today we'll side with ROSBAY. Tim Easterby's gelding has not won for a couple of years now but is back on that same winning mark of 81 here and will relish any more of the forecast rain for the area. He has a good draw and first-time blinkers may well be the final piece in the jigsaw for punters. There are stamina dounts over Stevie Gee, but none over Society Venue, who will appreciate the return to this trip but may just have a few pounds too many to shoulder. Conditions should also suit Moheebb, but Ruth Carr's runner barely gets home over this far and will have his stamina tested to the full. Amanda Carter would not want further rain and appears to have the handicapper as her biggest danger, while Crime Writer would be interesting if it came up soft, especially now stepped up in trip, and is well worth a market check. A decent contest of its type and Rosbay is the suggestion.
Stevie Gee (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Behind, ridden over 1f out, never able to challenge, 7th of 11, 6l behind Mastership (9-0) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Jul.
Demolition 9-1 (9-8) Fly jumped start, in touch, led approaching final furlong, stayed on well, won at York 1m 4f clm stks (4) gd in Jul beating John Forbes (8-11) by 3 1/2l, 9 ran.
Amanda Carter 12-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, no extra entering final furlong, 4th of 5, 7l behind Alpen Glen (8-11) at Chester 1m 2f (3) gd in Jun.
Rosbay (IRE) 6-1 (9-13) Dwelt, held up, pushed along and outpaced 3f out, driven, kept on inside final furlong, last of 5, 8l behind Puzzlemaster (9-1) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Jul.
Moves Goodenough 16-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden well over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 12, 28l behind Plaisterer (9-2) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jul.
Moheebb (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Behind, outpaced over 4f out, headway over 2f out, led just over 1f out, kept on well, won at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gs beating Gala Casino Star (9-5) by 1 3/4l, 13 ran.
Bavarian Nordic (USA) 14-1 (10-0) Held up in rear, headway well over 2f out, stayed on final furlong, 5th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Harry The Hawk (9-9) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Jul.
Society Venue 11-4 (9-7) Led, ridden 4f out, headed entering final 2f, weakened final furlong, 6th of 8, 20l behind Bollin Greta (9-3) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.
Templetuohy Max (IRE) 10-1 (9-1) Prominent, hampered over 7f out, lost place 4f out, hampered badly over 2f out, no chance after, eased, 9th of 10, 36l behind Mick's Dancer (8-12) at Chester 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Crime Writer (USA) 5-1 (8-9) Led at steady pace, quickened over 2f out, strongly pressed 2f out, ridden and narrowly headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 6, 5l behind Broad Cairn (8-11) at Sandown 7f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Joinedupwriting 7-4fav (9-2) Tracked leaders, smooth progress 3f out, effort when weakening over 1f out, last of 7, 10l behind Trouble Mountain (8-7) at Redcar 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.