There are few better trainers at bringing one back after a long absence than Henry Candy so Annina, a six-length winner of her only start at Lingfield last September, is respected. Robert The Painter scrambled home at Beverley last month then followed up there a fortnight later by seven lengths but a 12lb rise may stop him in his tracks. HAKUNA MATATA won well over the course and distance in June and has been competing with credit from his new mark so, in a wide-open handicap and with Connor Beasley's claim a big help, he's handed the verdict. Dubai Dynamo, who has a dozen career victories to his name, usually goes well here and in the unlikely event of the ground turning soft, last month's Ayr winner Le Chat D'Or would be the choice and No Poppy would also have a better chance. Stevie Thunder has dropped to his lowest mark for over two years and could snatch a place at a big price.
Anton Chigurh 12-1 (9-1) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 11, 16l behind Diescentric (9-6) at Newcastle 7f hcp 105 (2) gs in Jun.
Robert The Painter (IRE) 7-4fav (9-8) Led early, tracked leaders, led on bit over 2f out, soon shaken up, ran on strongly, won at Beverley 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul beating Fame Again (9-1) by 7l, 7 ran.
Lord Aeryn (IRE) 14-1 (9-12) Tracked leader, driven over 2f out, soon lost place, weakened final furlong, last of 9, 12l behind Frog Hollow (9-6) at York 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Dubai Dynamo 7-1 (9-8) Held up behind, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on final furlong, 5th of 8, 6l behind Le Chat D'or (8-9) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Jul.
Xilerator (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, lost place over 2f out, last of 10, 20l behind Clockmaker (8-8) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Jun.
Swiftly Done (IRE) 25-1 (9-4) Always behind, 7th of 11, 8l behind Graphic (9-1) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Stevie Thunder 22-1 (8-8) Slowly into stride, always behind, 10th of 15, 10l behind Diescentric (8-12) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Jun.
King Torus (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, pushed along in rear, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 8th of 9, 7l behind Alejandro (9-0) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Annina 4-1 (8-12) Held up, headway 3f out, switched left over 2f out, led and came to stands rail over 1f out, clear inside final furlong, easily, won at Lingfield 1m 2yo flls mdn auc stks (6) gf in Sep beating Martinas Delight (8-3) by 6l, 9 ran.
Le Chat D'or 7-2fav (8-9) Towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, soon headway, ridden to lead over 1f out, kept on strongly, eased towards finish, won at Ayr 1m hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Jul beating Suits Me (9-12) by 2 3/4l, 8 ran.
Barren Brook 8-1 (9-13) Held up in rear, not clear run 3f out, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on, closing on 3rd close home, 4th of 12, 5l behind Arc Light (9-4) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Jul.
No Poppy (IRE) 22-1 (8-8) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 7th of 16, 6l behind Norse Blues (9-7) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Hakuna Matata 11-1 (9-6) Held up behind, ridden over 1f out, headway entering final furlong, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Ingleby Angel (9-11) at Redcar 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Desert Creek (IRE) 40-1 (8-5) Led, pressed over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 9th of 11, 9l behind Two For Two (9-7) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Apr.
Eutropius (IRE) 12-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders on inside, ridden 2f out, lost place over 1f out, weakened and eased inside final furlong, last of 14, 25l behind The Rectifier (9-11) at York 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul.
Extraterrestrial 11-4 (9-13) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, chased leader over 1f out, led inside final furlong, headed post, 2nd of 8, shd behind Seattle Drive (10-2) at Carlisle 1m 1f ladies clm stks (5) gs.
Mu'ajiza 9-2 (9-6) Raced wide early, chased leaders, stayed on to one paced 3rd over 1f out, closed on 2nd near finish, no impression on winner, 3rd of 9, 2l behind Silver Rime (10-0) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd.