Johnny B Goode has 4lb to find with AUSSIE RULER according to the handicapper and, though better drawn, may struggle to overturn that deficit despite an improved showing over 6f here last time. Ron Harris' raider ran a cracker in a class 2 maiden at Goodwood last month and that's easily the best form on offer in this. He's the one to beat if handling a drop back down to the minimum. Lady Atlas might have the greatest scope of the remainder but she'll need to improve on her introduction at Nottingham where she finished last.
Alfie Bond 33-1 (9-2) Outpaced towards rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, last of 13, 17l behind Fendale (9-1) at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jul.
Aussie Ruler (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Mid-division towards centre, headway over 2f out, soon ridden, challenged and every chance 1f out, kept on, just held on for 2nd, 2nd of 13, 1 1/2l behind Misleading (9-0) at Goodwood 6f 2yo mdn (2) gf in Jul.
Crosse Fire 9-2 (9-5) Chased leader, led entering final 2f, soon ridden, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 6l behind Savannah Beau (9-0) at Redcar 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Hoofithully 100-1 (9-5) Prominent, every chance over 2f out, hung left over 1f out, weakening when hampered inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 10l behind Chances Are (9-0) at Thirsk 5f 2yo mdn (4) gs.
Johnny B Goode (IRE) 12-1 (8-9) Raced wide, keen, prominent, ridden 2f out, every chance entering final furlong, kept on one pace, 2nd of 6, 2l behind Vimy Ridge (9-1) at Thirsk 6f 2yo hcp (3) gf in Jul.
Moon Arc (IRE) 28-1 (8-13) Mid-division, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 9th of 10, 30l behind Gaudy (8-9) at Newcastle 7f 2yo mdn aut (4) gf in Jul.
Named Asset Invincible Spirit colt out of Sabria.
Olympic Charm 100-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, ridden and every chance when lost 2nd over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Punk Rocker (9-0) at Doncaster 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jul.
Ted Larkin (IRE) 33-1 (8-13) Always towards rear, last of 14, 29l behind Gerry The Glover (8-13) at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Jul.
Lady Atlas 25-1 (9-0) Dwelt in touch, ridden halfway, weakened 2f out, last of 9, 10l behind Uptight (9-5) at Nottingham 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.