It's four years since course winner LOCHIEL last raced on the all-weather but he arrives off the back of a confidence-boosting success at Newcastle and, despite an 8lb higher mark, is still thrown in on his old form. Ian Semple's veteran should be good enough to beat modest rivals. Dubara Reef has been well beaten in all four starts since winning over course and distance in May but Eightfold may do better back on the level. Uncle Bernie is still a maiden and makes his Polytrack debut but he has shown some ability and the longer trip could play to his strengths.
Eightfold 9-2fav (9-3) In rear, headway 3f out, ridden and kept on same pace, 6th of 12, 4 1/2l behind April Ciel (9-1) at Chepstow 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in May.
Lochiel 10-1 (8-11) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, led 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on strongly, won at Newcastle 1m 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gs beating Attention Seaker (9-1) by 3 1/2l, 10 ran.
Souter Point (USA) 20-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never a factor, 8th of 11, 10l behind Valantino Oyster (9-11) at Beverley 1m 4f sell hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Echo Of Footsteps 7-1 (9-5) Held up mid-division, ridden and headway over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Szabo's Art (8-11) at Newcastle 1m 2f app hcp 0-60 (6) gs.
Rajeh (IRE) 20-1 (8-7) In rear, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 7th of 8, 13l behind Corn Maiden (8-5) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Feb.
Dubara Reef (IRE) 40-1 (8-11) Held up, never dangerous, 9th of 13, 27l behind Come Here Yew (10-7) at Carlisle 2m 1f ladies hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Sure Fire (GER) 16-1 (8-4) Led until over 5f out, weakened over 3f out, eased over 1f out, 7th of 11, 25l behind Arch Event (8-4) at Ffos Las 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) sft.
Uncle Bernie (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) In touch, ridden to challenge over 2f out, soon weakened, 4th of 7, 8l behind First Secretary (9-7) at Bath 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) fm.
A Good Year (IRE) 33-1 (8-9) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 11, 25l behind Groundbreaking (9-3) at Doncaster 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gd.