Doncaster fourth Idder might be worth another try over this trip. Chester scorer Prince Of Stars is open to improvement but Gothic has now run poorly twice around here and has questions to answer. Samtu ran well at Newbury last month but that was over 1m4f and he's gone back up in the weights again since. Along with Best Kept, RAISE YOUR GAZE was behind Gothic at Goodwood in May but is better off at the weights here and he would have gone close over this track and trip next time with a clear run. Clive Cox's grey can open his account today with Collaboration and Strait Run probably best of the rest.
Gothic 2-1fav (9-5) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 9th of 13, 9l behind Agent Murphy (9-4) at Sandown 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jun.
Prince Of Stars 11-8fav (9-5) Held up in mid-division, steady headway on outside tracking leaders over 3f out, went 2nd well over 1f out, led and hung left over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Chester 1m 2f 3yo mdn (3) gd in May beating Dursey Island (9-5) by 1l, 11 ran.
Collaboration 6-1 (8-6) Close up, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 13, 18l behind Hesketh Bank (8-7) at Musselburgh 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Jun.
Idder (IRE) 3-1fav (9-3) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 2 1/2l behind Billingsgate (9-5) at Doncaster 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
All Talk N No Do (IRE) 20-1 (8-8) Close up, ridden over 2f out, faded inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 9l behind Muteela (9-4) at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in May.
Best Kept 5-1fav (9-5) Tracked leaders on inside, ridden and unable to quicken over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, never going pace to threaten, 5th of 10, 3l behind Rydan (9-7) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Raise Your Gaze 7-1 (9-4) Took keen hold, tracked leaders until steadied into mid-division after 3f, headway and staying on when not clear run and switched left over 1f out, stayed on into 3rd close home, never able to challenge, 3rd of 10, 2l behind Rydan (9-7) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Strait Run (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, headway over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 6, 8l behind Mount Logan (9-5) at Goodwood 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jun.
Samtu (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Led 1f, pressed leader, led again 4f out, edged right and headed inside final furlong, stayed on, 2nd of 15, 3/4l behind Loving Your Work (9-3) at Newbury 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Rookery (IRE) 9-1 (8-12) Led, ridden and headed over 3f out, lost place 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 19l behind Aleksandar (9-11) at Hamilton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Aristocracy 33-1 (8-5) Went right start, chased leaders, effort over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 6, 7l behind Swivel (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp (4) pol in Jan.