AMAZING BLUE SKY gets the nod here ahead of Amir Pasha and Amical Risks. Ruth Carr's gelding bounced back to form with a fine second to Denton here last month and he seems to relish cut in the ground. The longer trip today shouldn't be an issue and a bold bid looks in the offing. Hunters Belt is slow and cumbersome but he might just relish this likely test of stamina today, Red Kestrel drops in trip and is considered accordingly although the inexperience of his jockey might be a worry, whilst Bavarian Nordic is respected on his form in June with Lady Eclair. Black Coffee seems to have improved for the cheek-pieces and his mark of 67 looks fair, whilst conditions look more suitable for Brockfield today but he probably still has stamina for this trip to prove. The consistent pair of Amir Pasha and Amical Risks are considered, however the verdict goes the way of Amazing Blue Sky.
Bavarian Nordic (USA) 18-1 (9-1) Chased leaders early, held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 15, 10l behind Film Festival (8-11) at Carlisle 1m 3f ladies hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jul.
Red Kestrel (USA) 20-1 (8-11) Mid-division, lost place over 6f out, not much room on inside 4f out, struggling over 2f out, 7th of 9, 17l behind Cotillion (9-0) at Haydock 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jul.
Amazing Blue Sky 20-1 (9-6) Tracked leader, led over 3f out, ridden 2f out, soon headed, kept on inside final furlong, 2nd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Denton (9-9) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Jul.
Hunters Belt (IRE) 7-2 (9-4) Held up in mid-division, ridden over 3f out, headway when edged left 2f out, no impression on leaders, 4th of 8, 5l behind Balwearie (8-2) at Ayr 1m 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.
Black Coffee 14-1 (9-7) Mid-division, ridden and headway 3f out, challenged on outside 2f out, every chance 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Ghufa (9-10) at Newbury 1m 3f app hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Brockfield 28-1 (8-4) In touch, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 12th of 15, 23l behind Tropical Bachelor (8-5) at York 1m 4f app hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Amir Pasha (UAE) 6-1 (9-4) Tracked leader, led over 4f out, ridden 3f out, headed over 2f out, kept on and every chance until no extra final 75 yards, 2nd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Drop The Hammer (8-11) at Redcar 1m 6f app hcp 0-70 (5) fm in Jul.
Amical Risks (FR) 7-1 (9-3) Slowly away, in rear, headway on outer over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on to chase winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 15, 1 1/2l behind Short Supply (9-0) at Hamilton 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jul.