Innocently has a penalty for last week's win at Ripon and was only sixth behind Meadway at York previously. Kommander Kirkup was found a soft maiden here at the start of the month and has more on his plate on his handicap debut. Michael Dods also runs ONE BOY and it's the latter who makes most appeal on his latest short-head second to Thatcherite at Beverley with Connor Beasley's claim likely to be significant again. Course and distance winner Zac Brown is eased in grade and could be a danger but Skye's The Limit has become disappointing, as have Oriental Relation and Mr Dandy Man.
Innocently (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Chased leader, led 2f out, edged right and kept up to work inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Ripon 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd beating Lexington Abbey (9-7) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.
Meadway 11-1 (9-1) Made all, ridden and kept on well inside final furlong, won at York 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul beating Tweety Pie (8-0) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
One Boy (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) In touch, ridden to lead inside final furlong, kept on and caught post, 2nd of 14, shd behind Thatcherite (8-13) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jul.
Zac Brown (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Held up and off the pace, hung right from halfway, never a factor, 10th of 11, 9l behind Online Alexander (9-1) at Goodwood 5f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Kommander Kirkup 2-5fav (9-2) Tracked leader, carried head high and led over 1f out, ridden clear, eased near finish, won at Thirsk 5f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf beating Our Grey Lady (8-9) by 4l, 8 ran.
Oriental Relation (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 5l behind Meadway (9-1) at York 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Skye's The Limit 4-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Lexington Abbey (9-1) at Nottingham 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Mr Dandy Man (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Close up, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Meadway (9-1) at York 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.