The softer ground has seen Diddy Eric hit form with a vengeance and he's on a hat-trick after victories at Newcastle and Carlisle, though has a penalty to carry in this. Amazing Blue Sky won over course and distance in June and is starting to look well handicapped again but Carlisle scorer Midnight Warrior tries a new trip, as does Pim Street and the three-year-old Rokeby. GRAND LIAISON won twice in heavy ground in 2012 so conditions won't be a problem. She's been showing signs of a revival lately and this is a drop in class so James Given's mare gets the nod.
A Little Bit Dusty 16-1 (9-7) Behind, ridden on outer over 3f out, never dangerous, 7th of 14, 28l behind Woodacre (8-12) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul.
Grand Liaison 22-1 (9-2) Took keen hold and held up in last pair, pushed along 4f out, went 2nd well over 2f out, one pace and no chance with winner over 1f out, 2nd of 7, 6l behind Opera Fan (8-11) at Ripon 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Pim Street (USA) 5-4fav (9-12) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 7, 8l behind Silver Tigress (8-11) at Newcastle 1m 2f app hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul.
Carthaginian (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, soon ridden, weakened over 2f out, 9th of 10, 41l behind Maoi Chinn Tire (8-9) at Thirsk 2m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Diddy Eric 2-1fav (8-2) In rear, headway over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Carlisle 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) sft beating Moccasin (9-12) by nk, 6 ran.
Hero's Story 16-1 (8-11) Held up in rear, ridden over 3f out, soon well beaten, 7th of 9, 29l behind Longshadow (9-7) at Musselburgh 2m hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Rocked The Boat 5-1 (8-10) Dwelt towards rear, effort over 4f out, weakened over 3f out, tailed off, 6th of 9, 48l behind Steuben (9-1) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) fbs.
In Vino Veritas (IRE) 5-1 (8-8) Close up, lost place 6f out, weakened 2f out, soon eased, last of 6, 38l behind Special Fighter (9-1) at Beverley 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Amazing Blue Sky 6-1 (9-3) Led, headed over 4f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Titus Bolt (9-9) at Musselburgh 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Midnight Warrior 11-2 (9-9) Chased leader, led over 3f out, ridden inside final furlong, just held on, won at Carlisle 1m 1f ldy hcp 0-65 (6) gd beating Hail Bold Chief (10-2) by shd, 9 ran.
Weybridge Light 50-1 (10-6) Held up, headway on outer 4f out, went 3rd over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 14, 12l behind Hyperlink (11-7) at Catterick 1m 4f am hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
Sirpertan 9-1 (8-8) Always towards rear, beaten when hampered over 1f out, 8th of 10, 12l behind Maid In Rio (9-4) at Haydock 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gs in May.
Oliver's Gold 4-1 (8-13) Held up, ridden when headway over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 4th of 10, 6l behind Goldmadchen (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Mar.
Rokeby 12-1 (8-13) Slowly away, midfield, headway under pressure over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 3rd of 6, 8l behind Notts So Blue (8-9) at Ayr 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) sft.
Cayjo 5-1 (8-0) Towards rear, headway over 4f out, weakened over 3f out, tailed off, 7th of 9, well behind Steuben (9-1) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) fbs.
Different Scenario 33-1 (8-3) Held up in rear, pushed along over 3f out, driven on outside 2f out, stayed on final 150 yards, just held, 2nd of 8, hd behind Moon Over Rio (8-12) at Beverley 1m 4f sell hcp 0-60 (6) gd.