ROYAL BLADE continued his recent progress with a win over C&D last time. He goes well for an apprentice and has the beating of Weetentherty and Distant Sun on latest running. Alan Berry's charge gets the vote ahead of Blown It, who scored at Catterick during the week and should be thereabouts again despite a penalty, while Blues Jazz has a good chance of landing his hat-trick after a couple of wins at Hamilton. Absa Lutte will appreciate the drop in grade after running well in better company last month.
Absa Lutte (IRE) 33-1 (9-4) Held up in touch, driven and effort over 2f out, soon lost place, 8th of 20, 13l behind Captain Ramius (10-2) at Ascot 7f ladys hcp 0-90 (3) gs in Jul.
Haadeeth 14-1 (9-4) Tracked leader and keen, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 11th of 12, 18l behind Sabratha (8-3) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Jul.
Blues Jazz 15-2 (8-12) Chased leaders standside group, ridden entering final furlong, kept on to lead last 100 yards, won at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul beating Opus Dei (9-8) by hd, 12 ran.
Atyaab 9-2 (9-10) Led until over 2f out, soon weakened, 10th of 12, 26l behind Willbeme (9-0) at Redcar 7f fll mdn stks (5) gf in Jun.
Royal Blade (IRE) 9-2 (8-2) Tracked leader, led well over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, ran on, pushed out, won at Ayr 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul beating Beckermet (9-4) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.
Hellbender (IRE) 9-1 (9-4) Took keen hold tracked leader, ridden 3f out, every chance over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 12, 8l behind Frequency (10-0) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Johannesgray (IRE) 3-1 (8-9) Driven to press leader, led narrowly over 3f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, no extra, 4th of 11, 5l behind Paper Dreams (8-6) at Catterick 6f sell stks (6) gd in Jul.
Blown It (USA) 6-4fav (8-9) Hampered start, towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on to lead close home, won at Catterick 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gd beating Liberty Ship (9-13) by hd, 9 ran.
Weetentherty 3-1fav (8-8) Mid-division, driven over 2f out, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong to go 2nd towards finish, just held, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Cross of Lorraine (9-4) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Monte Mayor One 9-1 (8-4) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 10th of 11, 16l behind Dancing Freddy (9-3) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul.
Distant Sun (USA) 33-1 (8-7) Held up, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 9, 16l behind Royal Blade (8-2) at Ayr 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.