CONFESSIONAL has been competing in better company than this since winning at Goodwood last month. He also has winning form in soft ground and is preferred to King Crimson on that basis. Rusty Rocket is another who will act on the likely going and won off a similar mark at Redcar in May but Sir Domino remains 6lb higher than his success at Hamilton earlier this year. Desert Ace continues to slide down the weights without getting any closer and Ayresome Angel has yet to win a handicap.
Confessional 10-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, slightly outpaced over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 3 1/4l behind Powerallied (8-13) at Chester 5f hcp (3) gd in Jun.
King Crimson 9-2 (9-6) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon beaten, 10th of 12, 3 1/4l behind Bondi Beach Boy (9-4) at Chester 5f hcp (4) gd in Jun.
Astrophysics 66-1 (9-0) Outpaced in rear, never a factor, last of 14, 16 1/4l behind Meadway (8-12) at Southwell 5f hcp (3) pol in Dec.
Desert Ace (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Towards rear, pushed along over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Stanghow (9-0) at Pontefract 5f hcp (4) gd in May.
Rusty Rocket (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, one pace final furlong, 6th of 12, 2 1/4l behind Bondi Beach Boy (9-4) at Chester 5f hcp (4) gd in Jun.
Star Citizen 50-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, last of 8, 10l behind Intisaab (9-5) at Ayr 6f hcp (3) gd in Jun.
Ayresome Angel 20-1 (9-0) Dwelt, chased leaders far side and in rear, weakened 1f out, last of 13, 8 1/2l behind Discreet Hero (8-9) at York 5f hcp (3) gf in May.
Sir Domino (FR) 4-1 (9-10) Tracked leaders, edged right and effort over 2f out, one pace over 1f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 7 1/4l behind Escalating (9-13) at Nottingham 6f hcp (4) sft in Jun.