SHANGHAI STAR ought to be good enough to win a claimer while both Birkside and Graycliffe will prove the likely dangers. The selection travels over from Ireland having won in this grade at Sligo last month. He did disappoint when sent off favourite last time out but this looks like an easier opportunity for him and if at his best he will prove difficult to beat. Birkside has won fourteen times throughout his career and is more than capable on his day. His recent form is a little in and out but if anywhere near his best he would go close. Graycliffe won a handicap back in April and has recently been swapping between the jumps and flat racing. He has been dropped in grade for the first time and with that in mind he is worth noting in the betting for any support. Irish raider Shanghai Star is well in at the official weights and if at his best can gain victory.
Birkside 16-1 (9-7) Held up, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 9, 29l behind Demolition (9-8) at York 1m 4f clm stks (4) gd in Jul.
Regent's Secret (USA) 9-2 (9-0) Slowly into stride in rear, chased leaders and ridden 2f out, kept on final furlong, 3rd of 8, 4l behind Doon Haymer (9-13) at Hamilton 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.
Swift Sailing (USA) 16-1 (8-12) 12th of 17, 17l behind Raise Your Heart (10-0) at Leopardstown 1m 2f all hcp 0-70 in Jul.
Wyn Dixie (IRE) 33-1 (10-13) Led, headed approaching 3 out, weakened approaching next, 10th of 13, well behind Guerilla (9-12) at Perth 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gd in Jul.
Por Chablis (IRE) 20-1 (8-2) Soon towards rear, never a factor, 13th of 15, 21l behind Amarjit (9-4) at Wexford 1m 5f hcp 0-60 fm in Jun '06.
Run Free 10-1 (9-2) Pressed leader over 3f, hung left over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 8l behind Ugenius (9-5) at Southwell 7f hcp (0-65) (6) fbs in Jul.
Graycliffe (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Slowly away, in rear, well behind final 4f, tailed off, last of 14, well behind Hi Fling (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jun.
Shanghai Star (IRE) 3-1fav (9-12) Held up, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, never able to challenge, 5th of 8, 18l behind Miss Ferney (8-10) at Redcar 1m 2f sell stks (6) gf.