From a decent draw Bolton Hall can take his big field handicap, with Sol Rojo, Able Mind and Terry Molloy others to consider in a weak contest. Bolton Hall is a consistent performer and has not been far away when making the frame on his last three starts. This trip is his optimum, he has a course win to his name, and despite a 3lb rise this should not take a great deal of winning. Sol Rojo drops back from 10f but has won over this trip and is another with a handy pitch from stall 13. Top weight won't help though and he is just opposed. Able Mind will have to win this from the car park but scored over c&d last year and off 7lb higher he should go well. Terry Molloy has twice finished runner up recently and from the same mark of 57 and with fast ground to suit he could prove to be the big danger if he can overcome the draw, but preference is for the solid form of Bolton Hall.
Sol Rojo 16-1 (10-11) Slowly into stride and towards rear, headway 4f out, brought wide over 2f out, stayed on towards finish, 5th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Snark (10-10) at Pontefract 1m 2f amt hcp 0-80 (5) gf.
Malinsa Blue (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) In touch, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, no impression final furlong, 8th of 11, 14l behind Red Chairman (8-9) at Hamilton 1m 1f hcap (5) gs in Jul.
Bolton Hall (IRE) 7-2fav (9-1) Towards rear, headway over 2f out, stayed on to take 3rd inside final furlong, not reach leaders, 3rd of 14, 2 1/2l behind Le Chiffre (9-9) at Kempton 1m app hcp (5) pol.
Rock Haven (IRE) 13-2 (9-4) Steadied start, ridden and some progress over 3f out, edged left and not reach leaders, 6th of 13, 6l behind Down The Brick (9-3) at Chepstow 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Alasil (USA) 22-1 (10-3) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, short of room over 1f out, soon weakened, 13th of 19, 11l behind Jacaranda (10-8) at Newmarket 1m 2f amt hcp 0-80 (5) gd in Jul.
Scotty's Future (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) In rear, kept on from over 2f out, never dangerous, 8th of 11, 8l behind Kabis Amigos (10-6) at Carlisle 1m ldy rds hcp (5) gf.
Monsieur Dumas (IRE) 18-1 (9-3) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 12, 19l behind Toboggan Lady (8-6) at Catterick 1m 4f 3yo hcp (5) gs in Jul.
Terry Molloy (IRE) 5-2 (9-0) Led, ridden well over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 10, 2l behind Lilac Moon (8-7) at Carlisle 1m 3yo clm (6) gf.
Sangreal 14-1 (9-4) Mid-division, ridden and outpaced over 3f out, kept on from over 1f out, 4th of 11, 11l behind Kiss Chase (9-3) at Thirsk 1m 3yo sll hcp (6) gd in Jul.
Wee Ellie Coburn 33-1 (8-11) Towards rear, kept on final 2f, no impresssion, 6th of 11, 8l behind Kabis Amigos (10-6) at Carlisle 1m ldy rds hcp (5) gf.
Sion Hill (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Soon led, hung right over 3f out, headed over 2f out, soon beaten, 9th of 15, 6l behind Selkirk Sky (8-12) at Thirsk 7f mdn stk (5) gd in Jul.
Mycenean Prince (USA) 100-1 (8-2) Raced wide, behind, ridden halfway, never dangerous, 7th of 10, 10l behind Flying Bantam (8-6) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-70 (5) fbs in Feb.
Fadansil 25-1 (8-9) Always behind, last of 10, 16l behind Ignition (9-9) at Hamilton 1m hcap (6) gs in Jul.
Berbatov 28-1 (7-13) Held up, effort over 2f out, never dangerous, 6th of 9, 13l behind Grand Art (9-1) at Chester 1m 2f 3yo hcp (5) gf.
Katie Kingfisher 25-1 (8-9) Mid-division, ridden halfway, never troubled leaders, 9th of 13, 21l behind Mick Is Back (8-10) at Leicester 7f 3yo clm (5) sft in May.
Credential 25-1 (8-2) Prominent, effort 4f out, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 7l behind Lucayan Dancer (9-6) at Chester 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Jul.
Able Mind 7-1 (9-7) Held up, mid-division, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 11, 8l behind Kabis Amigos (10-6) at Carlisle 1m ldy rds hcp (5) gf.