Barnet Fair won last year's renewal and Seeking Magic was successful in 2013. Neither have won a race since but both are back on a winning mark. Fast Track found only stablemate Red Baron too good in a hot sprint at Musselburgh last time while Golden Steps will be looking to reverse latest running with Charles Molson on better terms. Direct Times and Major Jack should go well but another four -year-old in JAN VAN HOOF is preferred. Richard Fahey's charge improves with every run and though carrying a penalty for a recent victory at Newmarket, there looks more to come and he makes more appeal than stablemates Canyari, Lexi's Hero and Arctic Feeling. Holley Shiftwell drops in class and Mubtaghaa makes his handicap debut having competed in pattern company so far this year. Shore Step has a shout and Olivier Peslier's presence on Links Drive Lady takes the eye.
Arctic Feeling (IRE) 22-1 (9-9) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 7th of 15, 5 3/4l behind Poyle Vinnie (9-8) at Hamilton 6f hcp (2) sft in Jul.
Golden Steps (FR) 4-1fav (9-6) Slowly into stride, behind, headway under pressure over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never going pace to threaten, 7th of 13, 2 3/4l behind Huntsmans Close (9-7) at Windsor 6f hcp (2) gf in Jun.
Fast Track 7-1 (8-8) In touch, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, kept on and well held, 2nd of 17, 1 1/2l behind Red Baron (8-9) at Musselburgh 5f hcp (2) gf in Jun.
Hoof It 25-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, no impression, 11th of 20, 7 3/4l behind Tanzeel (9-2) at York 6f hcp (2) gf in Jul.
Charles Molson 12-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, off the pace in last pair, headway towards outside under pressure when not clear run and switched left over 1f out, strong run inside final furlong, went 2nd towards finish and closed, not quite get up, 2nd of 13, nk behind Huntsmans Close (9-7) at Windsor 6f hcp (2) gf in Jun.
Holley Shiftwell 16-1 (9-4) Close up, effort and every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 12, 2l behind Katawi (9-4) at Ayr 5f lst fll stks (1) gf in Jun.
Joey's Destiny (IRE) 66-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden well over 1f out, soon weakened, 12th of 15, 8 1/2l behind Gordon Lord Byron (9-2) at Ascot 6f Grp 2 stks (1) hvy in Oct.
Mubtaghaa (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 7th of 8, 7 1/4l behind Aeolus (9-3) at Newcastle 6f Grp 3 stks (1) gd in Jun.
Lexi's Hero (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Mid-division, effort 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, not reach leaders, 5th of 20, 3 3/4l behind Tanzeel (9-2) at York 6f hcp (2) gf in Jul.
Secretinthepark 12-1 (8-11) Raced centre, awkwardly away, held up, headway when not clear run and switched right over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, finished well, not reach leaders, 7th of 18, 2 1/4l behind Double Up (9-2) at Ascot 5f hcp (2) gf in Jul.
Direct Times (IRE) 13-8fav (10-0) Tracked leaders, led over 2f out, clear inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Newmarket 6f hcp (4) gd in Jun beating Syrian Pearl (9-5) by 1 1/4l, 13 ran.
Zanetto 8-1 (9-2) Raced keenly with leader, led approaching halfway, ridden and strongly pressed over 1f out, headed and not quicken inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 2l behind Huntsmans Close (9-7) at Windsor 6f hcp (2) gf in Jun.
Shore Step (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, ran on inside final furlong, went 2nd towards finish, no impression on winner, 2nd of 20, 2l behind Tanzeel (9-2) at York 6f hcp (2) gf in Jul.
Seeking Magic 8-1 (9-1) Slight lead until approaching halfway, chased leaders, ridden and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 2 1/4l behind Huntsmans Close (9-7) at Windsor 6f hcp (2) gf in Jun.
Major Jack 6-1fav (9-7) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on well, nearest at finish, 5th of 15, 1 1/2l behind Bushcraft (9-9) at Newcastle 6f hcp (2) gd in Jun.
Barnet Fair 9-2 (8-13) Raced centre tracked leader, pushed along 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 7, 5l behind Midlander (8-7) at Ascot 5f hcp (2) sft in Jul.
Slip Sliding Away (IRE) 6-1 (9-10) Held up, headway on outside over 2f out, led inside final furlong, driven out, won at Windsor 6f hcp (4) gd in Jul beating Midnight Rider (9-7) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Musicora 16-1 (9-10) With leader, ridden to challenge over 1f out, faded final furlong, 8th of 14, 5 3/4l behind Picture Dealer (9-8) at Chelmsford City 6f hcp (3) pol in Jul.
Go Far 8-1 (9-11) Towards rear, ridden 2f out, switched left entering final furlong, never nearer, 9th of 14, 1 3/4l behind My Name Is Rio (9-12) at Ayr 5f hcp (3) gd in Jul.
Canyari (IRE) 9-2fav (9-4) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, rallied to lead again close home, won at Doncaster 6f hcp (3) sft in Jun beating Adam's Ale (9-1) by shd, 10 ran.
The Hooded Claw (IRE) 2-1fav (9-12) Led, ridden over 1f out, narrowly headed inside final furlong, edged left, kept on, just held, 2nd of 9, hd behind Bahamian Heights (9-10) at Doncaster 6f hcp (4) gf in Jun.
Brother Tiger 33-1 (9-5) Raced wide, tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 11, 6 3/4l behind Pretend (9-5) at Lingfield 6f stks (2) pol in Apr.
Newton's Law (IRE) 2-1fav (9-7) Held up in touch, headway over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Newmarket 5f hcp (4) gd in Jun beating Sandfrankskipsgo (9-11) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.
Vimy Ridge 6-1 (9-8) Chased leaders, hard driven over 1f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Chelmsford City 5f hcp (4) pol in Jul beating Bertie Blu Boy (9-8) by 3/4l, 12 ran.
Jan Van Hoof (IRE) 9-4fav (9-0) Pressed leader, pushed along over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, ran on to lead final strides, won at Newmarket 5f hcp (3) gf in Jul beating Maljaa (9-7) by hd, 6 ran.
Indescribable (IRE) 20-1 (8-2) Raced centre, slowly into stride, badly outpaced in rear, pushed along halfway, headway over 2f out, ridden and no real impression over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 12th of 18, 5 1/4l behind Double Up (9-2) at Ascot 5f hcp (2) gf in Jul.
Rex Imperator 9-2 (9-2) Close up, not clear run over 1f out, effort to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Thirsk 6f hcp (3) gf in Jul beating It Must Be Faith (9-5) by nk, 8 ran.
Links Drive Lady 33-1 (9-12) Behind, headway over 1f out, stayed on well, never nearer, 6th of 14, 5 1/2l behind Picture Dealer (9-8) at Chelmsford City 6f hcp (3) pol in Jul.