It's impossible to place total faith in KOMMANDER KIRKUP as he's disappointed too often in the past. He's clear on official ratings, however, and maybe the drop back to 5f will finally see him get his head in front given he hasn't been getting home over 6f. Fujin was three lengths behind the selection at Doncaster in May and ran no sort of race last time while Slick Indian was last on debut over track and trip when more than four lengths behind the returning Resist, who has place claims again.
Fujin 14-1 (9-7) Prominent centre, ridden and effort 2f out to over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 11th of 13, 20l behind By Rights (8-8) at Nottingham 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Jun.
Kommander Kirkup 3-1 (9-5) Raced keenly, led, ridden and headed just over 1f out, 3rd and one pace final furlong, 3rd of 11, 6l behind Secret Hint (9-0) at Doncaster 6f mdn stks (4) gd in Jul.
Slick Indian 33-1 (8-12) Slowly away, in rear, took keen hold, kept on same pace, never dangerous, last of 5, 6l behind Fredricka (9-0) at Thirsk 5f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Smart Dj 66-1 (9-5) Chased leader until before halfway, chased leaders, lost 3rd over 2f out, weakened quickly well over 1f out, 10th of 11, 32l behind Secret Hint (9-0) at Doncaster 6f mdn stks (4) gd in Jul.
Kalani's Diamond 50-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 19l behind Al Senad (9-5) at Beverley 5f mdn stks (5) gd in Jul.
Aphrilis (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) In touch, ridden and hung right halfway, weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 11l behind Noble Asset (9-5) at Musselburgh 5f mdn stks (5) gd in May.
Our Grey Lady Proclamation filly out of Just Run.
Resist 7-1 (9-0) With leader, ridden inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 5, 1 3/4l behind Fredricka (9-0) at Thirsk 5f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.