Mark Johnston has two of the more interesting entries in this contest with My Gacho preferring quicker ground than Good but respected having completed a four timer around this point last year whilst GUEST BOOK gets the vote with more improvement expected. The pick won a maiden as a juvenile and considering he is relatively unexposed and showed ability to finish second on his handicap bow, he could return from his break with a bang and score. Amethyst Dawn must be respected with just a 4lb difference in the weights for winning at Carlisle, whilst Dabbers Ridge is one of the veterans in the field but is in good form this year and also won when last seen. They are both likely challengers but Guest Book receives the nod.
My Gacho (IRE) 7-2fav (9-13) Led, headed over 4f out, ridden to lead again 2f out, headed final strides, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Salient (9-3) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Indian Skipper (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, in rear, headway over 1f out, no impression, 6th of 11, 9l behind Stevie Gee (8-6) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Saucy Brown (IRE) 18-1 (8-1) Always behind, last of 15, 10l behind Hamish Mcgonagall (9-6) at York 5f hcap (2) gd.
She's In The Money 8-1 (9-13) Took keen hold in 5th, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, 7th of 8, 10l behind Dance East (9-12) at Goodwood 1m 1f fll hcp (2) gd in Jul.
Inheritor (IRE) 9-1 (9-6) Chased winner, ridden over 3f out, lost 2nd over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 8, 9l behind Celtic Sultan (9-6) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Summer Dancer (IRE) 40-1 (9-5) Steadied start, took keen hold early and held up in rear, headway on inside over 2f out, staying on same pace and no danger when not much room briefly and switched left inside final furlong, 8th of 15, 5l behind First Post (8-6) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Guest Book (IRE) 15-8fav (8-11) Disputed lead, led narrowly over 1f out, carried right and headed soon after, hampered when held inside final furlong, 2nd of 10, 2l behind Pleasant Day (9-2) at Ascot 7f 2yo hcp (3) gf in Sep.
Amethyst Dawn (IRE) 9-4 (9-9) In touch, headway over 2f out, soon ridden to challenge, led approaching final furlong, stayed on gamely under pressure, won at Carlisle 7f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gf beating Rascal In The Mix (8-11) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Dabbers Ridge (IRE) 5-1 (9-1) Held up in rear, headway when not clear run and switched to inside rail well over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd beating Ilie Nastase (9-2) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Shotley Mac 40-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, lost place 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 12, 13l behind Kyllachy Star (9-7) at Chester 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gs.
Euston Square 12-1 (8-9) Missed break badly, detatched in rear, never dangerous, 12th of 15, 24l behind Elliptical (9-4) at Goodwood 1m 1f app hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jul.
Istiqdaam 10-1 (9-12) Off the pace and always behind, 11th of 12, 7l behind Tukitinyasok (9-3) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Montego Breeze 50-1 (8-9) Always in rear, 10th of 11, 18l behind West End Lad (9-13) at Nottingham 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.