Storm Lightning won this off a lower mark last year but needs to dig a bit deeper judged on recent placed efforts. Seamster is upped in class as he bids for a hat-trick and has been raised a further 6lb while Brother Tiger made all over 6f at Lingfield last year but attempts this shorter trip for the first time. EMJAYEM (NAP) has been getting steadily closer and Ed McMahon's charge looks set for a return to winning ways after a good effort behind the in-form Mister Manannan at Beverley. He gets the vote with The Dandy Yank and Distant Past others who could go well.
Seamster 5-2fav (8-13) Made all, ridden inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Lingfield 6f clm stks (5) pol in Jul beating Alcando (9-0) by 2 1/4l, 8 ran.
Brother Tiger 9-2 (9-7) Driven forward to lead after 1f, hard driven over 1f out, headed well inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 8, 1l behind Langley Vale (9-6) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jul.
Emjayem 7-2fav (9-9) Held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 9, 2l behind Mister Manannan (9-13) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Storm Lightning 7-1 (9-5) Chased leader until halfway, chased leading pair, pushed along over 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Panther Patrol (9-4) at Brighton 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
The Dandy Yank (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) Raced keenly, pressed winner until pushed along halfway, rallied to regain 2nd over 1f out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 4, 2 1/2l behind Searchlight (9-7) at Bath 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) fm.
Dreams Of Reality 9-1 (8-11) Towards rear, soon hanging left, ridden over 2f out, no headway, 6th of 8, 14l behind Johara (9-7) at Kempton 6f fll hcp (4) pol.
Distant Past 11-8fav (9-7) With leader, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 5, 3l behind Tinsill (9-1) at Newcastle 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Colourbearer (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) Led far side and overall leader, headed over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon headed and weakened, 11th of 16, 8l behind Euroquip Boy (8-13) at Chepstow 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
Amenable (IRE) 12-1 (9-12) Stumbled start behind, eased halfway, virtually pulled up, last of 12, well behind Mister Manannan (9-8) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul.
Gottcher 16-1 (9-6) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 6, 16l behind Space Artist (9-11) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Billy Red 10-1 (9-5) Chased winner, ridden over 1f out, no impression, 2nd of 6, 3l behind Come On Dave (9-11) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Dynamo Walt (IRE) 16-1 (8-4) Chased leaderrs on inside, ridden inside final 2f, weakened inside final furlong, last of 9, 7l behind Taquka (8-5) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Climaxfortackle (IRE) 8-1 (9-12) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, just held close home, 2nd of 16, hd behind Medam (8-13) at Nottingham 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jun.