Beat The Tide was having only his sixth start when gaining his second career victory at Ayr and a 3lb rise looks insignificant so he'll be very difficult to beat. Ambleside battled to victory in a small field at Haydock and has to be a threat but the one to take from that race is GOOD SPEECH, who attempted to make all and was fighting back after being headed when impeded. She can reverse places with the winner and take this though neither Nonotnow, who could have done with a stronger pace here last time, nor Duke Of Yorkshire, who beat Ambleside over the track and trip last month, can be dismissed.
Ambleside 11-8fav (8-13) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden over 3f out, led inside final furlong, kept on, won at Haydock 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd beating Hawk High (9-7) by 1/2l, 4 ran.
Beat The Tide 15-8fav (8-11) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on well, driven out, won at Ayr 1m 5f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Jul beating A Southside Boy (9-3) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Good Speech (IRE) 7-1 (8-11) Led, soon clear, headed over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 4, 1 1/2l behind Ambleside (8-13) at Haydock 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Nonotnow 5-1 (8-10) Tracked leader, outpaced over 2f out, rallied over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 3rd of 5, 2 1/4l behind Bushel (9-7) at Ripon 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Duke Of Yorkshire 3-1 (9-2) In rear, headway to track leaders over 5f out, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 5, 4 1/2l behind Bayan Kasirga (8-13) at Thirsk 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gs.