Alluring Star has been threatening to get her head back in front of late but wouldn't want testing ground. In contrast, JOSHUA THE FIRST would welcome more rain and having slipped down the weights since scoring at Carlisle last season, Keith Dalgleish's charge may well come out best. Recent course and distance winner Goninodaethat is up 7lb but should still give a good account though both Jessie's Spirit and Ptolemy have gone off the boil since winning earlier in the season. Berbice showed a bit more last time and is not out of this off his current mark.
Alluring Star 6-1 (8-13) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 2 3/4l behind Elle Woods (9-2) at Carlisle 7f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Joshua The First 6-1 (9-3) In touch, lost place over 3f out, not a danger after, 6th of 8, 8l behind Jebel Tara (9-6) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Jessie's Spirit (IRE) 5-2fav (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 3 1/2l behind Rasselas (9-3) at Beverley 7f sell stks (6) gf.
Ralphy Boy (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders in 3rd, led over 8f out, headed over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 7, 7l behind Prince Jock (10-0) at Hamilton 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Ptolemy 8-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, 11th of 12, 12l behind Victoire De Lyphar (9-12) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Last Supper 40-1 (8-10) Off the pace in mid-division, reminders halfway, driven 2f out, stayed on to modest 4th and eased final furlong, 4th of 11, 7l behind Yahilwa (9-5) at Southwell 7f fll hcp (0-75) (3yo+) (5) fbs.
Seamster 7-1 (9-10) Slowly into stride, in rear, headway when not much room and squeezed through over 1f out, one pace and no impression inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 6l behind Whipphound (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jun.
Goninodaethat 7-1 (9-1) Pulled very hard tracking leader, switched right to challenge over 2f out, led over 1f out, ran on well, won at Ayr 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gf beating Strong Man (10-3) by 1l, 10 ran.
Icy Blue 6-1 (8-9) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, no impression, 8th of 12, 9l behind Border Bandit (8-10) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Monel 3-1fav (8-12) Slowly into stride, behind, headway and switched right to outer over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 4l behind Mandalay King (9-10) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Berbice (IRE) 22-1 (8-6) Slowly away in rear, headway and not clear run 2f out, switched right entering final furlong, stayed on to press 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 9, 5l behind Idyllic Star (9-2) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.