Alluring Star has won three of his last four starts and should go well again, despite a career-high mark. Chokidar ran a shocker at Pontefract last time but would have a chance on an earlier this at Newmarket, while Uptown Guy is only a couple of pounds higher than when runner-up at HQ last month having won over this trip at Chepstow earlier in the year. Goal makes a swift reappearance after finishing second at Brighton on Friday and the improving First Class Favour is another to consider. But let's take a chance on MY SINGLE MALT, who takes a big drop in class after decent efforts over 7f at York and Doncaster. This is the first time he's tackled his winning trip of a mile this season and Tom Tate's gelding could be a bit of value conceding weight all round.
My Single Malt (IRE) 16-1 (8-5) Dwelt, held up towards rear and keen, pushed along over 3 out, headway over 2f out, no impression, 6th of 11, 9l behind Reel Buddy Star (9-7) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul.
First Class Favour (IRE) 7-1 (8-8) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, rallied to regain lead inside final furlong, headed towards finish, kept on, 2nd of 8, nk behind Dazeen (9-5) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jul.
Goal (IRE) 7-2 (9-6) Dwelt took keen hold in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, soon chased winner, no impression inside final furlong, 2nd of 6, 2 3/4l behind Whitby Jet (9-5) at Brighton 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Uptown Guy (USA) 10-3fav (9-3) Held up, headway when not clear run over 1f out, switched left, ridden and stayed on to go 2nd near finish, 2nd of 14, 2 1/4l behind Al Burkaan (9-2) at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul.
Chokidar (IRE) 13-2 (9-0) Tracked leaders, hard driven over 3f out, soon lost place, 11th of 12, 43l behind Nordic Sky (9-3) at Pontefract 1m 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Alluring Star 6-1 (9-5) Made all, ridden 2f out, ran on, won at Leicester 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul beating Ebony Song (9-6) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Watts Up Son 11-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 12, 8l behind Ventura Sands (8-13) at Haydock 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Jul.
Scottish Lake 33-1 (9-1) In rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 5l behind Ingleby Exceed (9-2) at York 1m 3yo app hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Jul.
Diablo Dancer 15-2 (9-2) Raced wide in last pair, ridden inside final 3f and no response, well behind final 2f, tailed off, last of 11, 17l behind Pelmanism (9-9) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
My Mate Jake (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Rousted along from stalls to go prominent, soon pulling hard, led 8f out, headed 6f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened 1f out, 7th of 8, 18l behind Tahaamah (9-7) at Chester 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Jun.
Stamp Duty (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Mid-division, pushed along halfway, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 5th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Mazovian (8-7) at Leicester 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.
St Oswald 15-8fav (9-5) Slowly away, towards rear and pushed along, ridden 2f out, never dangerous, 6th of 10, 11l behind Dysios (9-0) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in May.
Totally Trusted 40-1 (8-9) Chased leaders in 4th, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 12, 5l behind White Frost (9-3) at Thirsk 7f mdn stks (5) gd in Jul.
Spartan King (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) Pulled hard in rear, ridden and headway over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never near leaders, 5th of 10, 6l behind Alluring Star (9-5) at Leicester 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.