Breath Of Joy has been racing over 7f but looks a progressive sort and this stiff track will play to her strengths. She has a good draw if she can hold an early position but is giving 2lb to MANY A STAR, who overcame trouble in-running to make a winning return to action at Doncaster and is probably still a step ahead of the handicapper despite a 4lb rise. Melody King has run well enough the last twice off this mark to merit each-way consideration while the drop back to 6f should help Star In The Making. Benefit Street got off the mark last time at Thirsk but was beaten in a handicap at York the time before when 6lb lower and Abstemious has become hard to place.
Star In The Making 7-2 (9-2) Led 1f, prominent, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 8 3/4l behind Pretty In Grey (9-1) at Newmarket 7f hcp fll (3) gf in Jul.
Oakenshield (IRE) 28-1 (8-5) In touch, pushed along halfway, effort 2f out, weakened final furlong, 13th of 17, 15 3/4l behind Progressive Rating (8-6) at Newmarket 6f hcp (2) sft in Jul.
Abstemious 25-1 (9-7) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 14, 4 1/4l behind Brunch (9-7) at York 7f hcp (4) gf in Jul.
Treble Treble (IRE) 22-1 (8-4) Close up, pushed along 3f out, weakened over 1f out, eased final furlong, 15th of 17, 27l behind Progressive Rating (8-6) at Newmarket 6f hcp (2) sft in Jul.
Breath Of Joy 8-1 (8-13) Raced keenly, chased leaders, switched right home bend, went 2nd inside final furlong, no impression on winner, 2nd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Afraid Of Nothing (9-7) at Chelmsford City 7f hcp fll (3) pol in Jul.
Stone Soldier 33-1 (9-6) Held up in midfield, outpaced over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 7, 5 1/4l behind Sampers Seven (8-12) at York 5f hcp (4) gd in Jul.
Phuket Power (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Led, driven over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 9, 1l behind Grande Rumore (9-5) at Leicester 7f hcp (4) gf in Aug.
Many A Star (IRE) 11-2 (9-5) Held up in touch and keen, still keen behind leaders halfway, switched towards centre of track to lead narrowly inside final furlong, kept on, won at Doncaster 6f hcp (4) gf in Jul beating Foreshore (8-11) by nk, 9 ran.
Hurcle (IRE) 9-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, took keen hold, lost place over 1f out, soon weakened, 13th of 16, 13 1/4l behind Black Caspian (9-3) at York 7f hcp (4) gs in Jul.
Melody King (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Raced keenly, tracked leaders on inside, ridden and weakened towards finish, 5th of 9, 2 1/4l behind Harrison Point (9-10) at Ayr 7f hcp (4) sft in Jul.
Benefit Street (IRE) 5-2 (9-3) Led, ridden and headed narrowly over 1f out, led again and bumped inside final furlong, stayed on, held on, won at Thirsk 6f stks (5) gd in Jul beating With Thanks (9-5) by shd, 9 ran.
Custodian (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, steadied after 1f, outpaced 3f out, well beaten and hung left over 1f out, last of 12, 13 1/2l behind Top Rank (9-13) at Thirsk 1m hcp (3) gd in Jul.
Auckland Lodge (IRE) 16-1 (8-2) Keen prominent, ridden and every chance over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 4 1/4l behind Rayong (9-5) at Pontefract 5f hcp (3) gd in Jul.
Magical Max 10-1 (9-7) In rear, pushed along 2f out, ran on inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 3/4l behind Zig Zag Zyggy (9-9) at Hamilton 6f hcp (4) sft in Aug.