The in-form SINGORA LADY wins a slender vote of confidence over General Tufto and Mick Is Back. The last named has paid his way with a number of victories during the last three seasons, so cannot be confidently ruled out. He does, however, need to up his game considerably after his last two starts left a lot to be desired. General Tufto won off a 2lb higher mark at Beverley in May but has seen his form dip a long way since then. Still, he did run an encouraging race last time out so is not a lost cause. Others to bear in mind at longer odds include King Of Connacht, who has the capability to win stashed away somewhere in his locker. He would be a threat if it could be guaranteed he would run to his best. Forced Opinion is also worth noting in the betting as he is unexposed on turf and wouldn't need to adapt his game much to make the frame in this company. However, Singora Lady easily has the best recent profile and assuming she has taken her recent exertions well, the mount of Ryan Moore is fancied to brush aside her 6lb penalty today.
King's Ransom 18-1 (10-5) Led, headed 2f out, soon ridden and weakened, 13th of 16, 36l behind Gala Sunday (9-6) at Pontefract 1m 2f (5) gf in Jun.
General Tufto 11-1 (10-9) Held up, ridden well over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 16, 3 1/2l behind Monfils Monfils (10-3) at Beverley 1m 2f (6) gf in Jul.
Mick Is Back 5-1 (9-13) Slowly into stride, in rear, never dangerous, 10th of 13, 26l behind Barataria (10-5) at Yarmouth 1m (6) gd in Jul.
Singora Lady (IRE) 5-1 (9-1) Steadied start, held up in rear, headway when edged left and bumped over 2f out, hung left and led 1f out, continued to hang, ran on well, won at Redcar 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul beating King's Counsel (8-11) by 3 1/2l, 11 ran.
Forced Opinion (USA) 66-1 (9-13) Always in rear, last of 6, 14l behind Muraweg (8-10) at Lingfield 1m mdn auc stks (6) pol in Mar.
Tar (IRE) 9-1 (10-0) Held up, ridden and lost touch over 4f out, soon tailed off, virtually pulled up final 2f, last of 8, well behind Proficiency (9-9) at Pontefract 1m 2f (5) sft in Jul.
Sitwell 16-1 (8-12) Towards rear, headway 4f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 14, 6l behind Iceman George (9-2) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Jul.
Applesnap (IRE) 25-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, driven along over 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 10, 6l behind Caster Sugar (9-1) at Salisbury 1m fll hcp (5) gf in Jul.
Noble Dictator 17-2 (9-1) Always in rear, 8th of 14, 9l behind Edgeworth (9-2) at Windsor 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
King of Connacht 12-1 (9-0) Towards rear, never nearer, 9th of 14, 8l behind Iceman George (9-2) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Jul.
Inch Lodge 7-2fav (8-8) Soon prominent on outer, went 2nd 7f out, led 5f out, driven and headed 3f out, weakened 2f out, 9th of 10, 15l behind Scamperdale (9-5) at Kempton 1m 3f (4) pol in Jul.
Crystal Feather 7-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride, held up in mid-division, headway when hung left over 2f out, driven and stayed on final furlong, 6th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Screaming Brave (8-12) at Yarmouth 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-55 (6) gd in May.