Good Humoured's best run came here on his debut so he could feature but with proven form on the sand YANKEE STORM is preferred while First Blade must also be given a chance. The selection has progressed well this season steadily getting closer to his best form. He's won twice at this course in five starts and now two pounds below his last winning weight he can get back on top. Good Humoured was runner up on his debut over course and distance so it's a bit of a surprise connections have waited this long to bring him back. He was well held in third on his handicap debut last time but the two pounds removed from his load should have Sir Mark Prescott's charge in closer order. First Blade comes into the race in good heart having scored last time out in similar company over course and distance. His three pound mark rise looks fair and he could challenge again. Realt Na Mara won here when a pound worse off over the winter so needs respecting but with that one's form dropping off since we like Yankee Storm
A Big Sky Brewing (USA) 20-1 (9-5) Held up, raced keenly, struggling over 3f out, never dangerous, 8th of 12, 12l behind Elusive Hawk (9-9) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Jul.
Realt Na Mara (IRE) 9-1 (9-5) In touch, stayed on over 1f out, 5th of 14, 6l behind Regal Royale (9-6) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Yankee Storm 16-1 (9-7) With leaders, outpaced over 2f out, edged left over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 2 1/4l behind Elusive Hawk (9-9) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Jul.
Tri Chara (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) With leaders, lost place well over 1f out, 15th of 19, 20l behind Capone (8-13) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Jul.
Cool Sands (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Outpaced, behind, never on terms, 9th of 12, 14l behind Elusive Hawk (9-9) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Jul.
Guildenstern (IRE) 20-1 (9-8) Mid-division, lost place over 4f out, behind after, 10th of 12, 15l behind Chief Exec (9-8) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Jul.
Elusive Warrior (USA) 7-1 (8-11) Prominent until ridden and weakened final furlong, 7th of 14, 7l behind Miss Glitters (9-4) at Southwell 7f hacp 0-70 (5) fbs in May.
Good Humoured 2-1fav (8-8) Slowly away and bumped start, driven along on outside 2f out, no impression when edged left over 1f out, kept on, 5th of 11, 8l behind Comadoir (9-5) at Lingfield 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jul.
Dickie Le Davoir 9-2 (9-10) Slowly into stride, in rear, ridden over 2f out, effort 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 11, 18l behind C'mon You Irons (9-7) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Jul.
First Blade 9-2 (8-9) Raced keenly, chased leader, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, held on near finish, all out, won at Southwell 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Jul beating Fuzzy Cat (8-2) by hd, 11 ran.
Only A Splash 12-1 (8-6) Close up, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 12, 9l behind Redwater River (8-1) at Catterick 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.