Bushel has to be of interest now stepped up in trip and tried in handicaps. He's being looking one-paced over shorter. Nonotnow is equally unexposed but less certain to appreciate a first try over 1m4f so we'll stick with proven stayer ESTEAMING. His defeat of Rundell at York in May has worked out well and he can probably be forgiven a subsequent fourth at Musselburgh where he got boxed in and ran out of time when seeing daylight. Vicky Valentine and Precision Strike might struggle in this grade.
Esteaming 7-2 (8-13) Held up in last pair, headway over 2f out, ridden and kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Dashing Star (9-4) at Musselburgh 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jun.
Bushel (USA) 7-2 (9-3) Led after 2f, ridden and headed 2f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 5, 4 1/2l behind Pernica (8-12) at Leicester 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo mdn (4) gf in Jul.
Nonotnow 20-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, ridden over 3f out, headway over 2f out, never able to challenge, 4th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Ikhtisas (9-5) at Doncaster 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Vicky Valentine 13-2 (8-3) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 4f out, soon weakened, last of 7, 34l behind Regal Hawk (9-0) at Carlisle 1m 1f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Precision Strike 10-1 (8-5) Held up towards rear, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 11l behind Nullarbor Sky (9-0) at Yarmouth 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.