Roy's Legacy made just about all the running to score at Doncaster last week but incurred the inevitable 6lb rise in the weights and, though probably well drawn here in stall 12, will have plenty of competition for the lead as Missile Attack, Jebel Tara and Dragon Spirit also like to race at the head of affairs. Distant Sun has been a good servant to connections but has run here 13 times without managing to get his head in front while Amno Dancer is getting no closer to breaking his duck, though still looks the best of Ian Semple's four-strong team. Irish Girls Spirit must go close, however, after another solid effort behind Piste at Catterick but we just prefer FINDHORNBAY who may well be suited by the drop back to 5f and is less exposed than most of these.
Distant Sun (USA) 14-1 (10-2) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, led well over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, just held, 2nd of 16, shd behind Spread Boy (9-9) at Carlisle 6f ladies hcp 0-60 (6) sft.
Roy's Legacy 8-1 (8-3) Made virtually all, ridden over 1f out, stayed on when hard pressed final 75 yards, just held on, won at Doncaster 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf beating Dartrix (8-5) by nk, 11 ran.
Missile Attack (IRE) 11-1 (9-4) Soon led, ridden entering final furlong, headed last 100 yards, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 10, nk behind Ice Trooper (9-4) at Wolverhampton 5f sell stks (6) pol in Jul.
Findhornbay 7-1 (9-4) Tracked leader until ridden entering final 2f, kept on same pace, 4th of 7, 7l behind Orwellian (9-2) at Ayr 6f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Jul.
Irish Girls Spirit (IRE) 5-2fav (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, kept on and just held, 2nd of 11, hd behind Piste (8-10) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Imperial Legend (IRE) 11-1 (8-12) Went right start, chased leaders, led over 1f out, soon hung left, headed inside final furlong, soon weakened, 4th of 7, 4l behind Alnair (9-2) at Musselburgh 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Jul.
Jebel Tara 100-1 (8-7) Led, ridden entering final furlong, soon headed and weakened, 5th of 11, 9l behind Dutch Heritage (9-1) at Ayr 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul.
Cri Na Mara (IRE) 12-1 (8-9) Switched right to near side over 3f out, in touch, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 6th of 11, 11l behind Fear Nothing (9-6) at Newcastle 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul.
Green Warrior 20-1 (8-8) Chased leaders to over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 13th of 17, 10l behind Orwellian (9-4) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Amno Dancer (IRE) 11-2 (8-11) Resless in stalls, chased leaders, ridden to challenge over 1f out, 3rd and one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 1l behind Baltic Bomber (9-6) at Newcastle 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul.
Gran Canaria Queen 11-1 (8-11) In touch, ridden and every chance over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 6l behind Piste (8-10) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Little Thief 200-1 (8-10) Behind, never a factor, 11th of 12, 25l behind Mirrored (9-12) at Carlisle 1m clm stks (6) gd in Jul.
Dragon Spirit (IRE) 66-1 (8-10) Led, ridden and headed inside final furlong, no extra and lost 2nd place inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 7l behind Tahlia Ree (8-5) at Hamilton 6f mdn stks (5) sft.
Yo Credo (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Prominent early, no extra from 2f out, 11th of 12, 11l behind Felina (8-11) at Cork 5f 2yo stk in Oct.
Strategic Heights (IRE) 20-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 10, 8l behind Verus Delicia (8-7) at Ffos Las 6f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) sft.
Busy Bimbo (IRE) 100-1 (8-2) Raced far side, behind, never dangerous, 16th of 17, 15l behind Meandmyshadow (9-2) at Thirsk 6f fll hcp (5) gf in Jul.