Shergar Cup Dash winner, Prohibit, could play a part in this race but a bigger danger may be Burning Thread who won in Listed company at Sandown in June. Mey Blossom is in good heart but this is far more difficult and she looks unlikely to complete a hat-trick attempt. Masta Plasta got the better of Noble Storm last time out at Nottingham and may be able to confirm those positions today. Spin Cycle was eighth and Mister Hughie was tenth in the Nunthorpe at York and they are both entitled to go closer today. MASAMAH won a handicap at Ascot and followed this up with a Listed race win in the Queensferry Stakes at Chester. He's in form and can pick up the top honours again.
Masamah (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Made all, quickened clear insde final 2f, ridden 1f out, stayed on well, won at Chester 6f Listed stks (1) gs beating Quest For Success (9-0) by 1 1/2l, 10 ran.
Burning Thread (IRE) 17-2 (8-13) Quickly away, made all, pushed along 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on strongly under pressure inside final furlong, won at Sandown 5f 3yo lst stk (1) gd in Jun beating Reignier (8-13) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Captain Dunne (IRE) 16-1 (9-9) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on, 5th of 15, 1 3/4l behind Hamish Mcgonagall (9-6) at York 5f hcap (2) gd.
Fol Hollow (IRE) 12-1 (9-9) Led, headed 2f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace final furlong, no impression, 8th of 10, 8l behind Prohibit (9-12) at Ascot 5f hcp 105 (2) gd.
Masta Plasta (IRE) 4-1 (8-11) Good speed to cross over and lead on rail, ridden clear over 1f out, ran on strongly, unchallenged, won at Nottingham 5f cond Stakes (3) gf beating Five Star Junior (8-11) by 4l, 8 ran.
Noble Storm (USA) 9-4fav (8-11) Hung left throughout, took keen hold, chased winner, no impression over 1f out, weakened to 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 5l behind Masta Plasta (8-11) at Nottingham 5f cond Stakes (3) gf.
Prohibit 5-2fav (9-12) Tracked leaders, headway to challenge over 1f out, stayed on to lead final 100 yards, driven out, won at Ascot 5f hcp 105 (2) gd beating Golden Destiny (9-8) by 1l, 10 ran.
Spin Cycle (IRE) 40-1 (9-11) Held up, effort over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 12, 5l behind Sole Power (9-9) at York 5f Grp 1 (1) gf.
Mister Hughie (IRE) 28-1 (9-9) Soon outpaced, 10th of 12, 8l behind Sole Power (9-9) at York 5f Grp 1 (1) gf.
Nosedive 14-1 (9-8) Chased leaders, ridden and outpaced 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 10, 14l behind Gramercy (9-6) at Ascot 6f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
Anglezarke (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) In touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 13, 12l behind Bounty Box (9-0) at Pontefract 6f fll lst stks (1) gd.
Look Busy (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden and weakened 2f out, 12th of 13, 15l behind Bounty Box (9-0) at Pontefract 6f fll lst stks (1) gd.
Mey Blossom 5-2fav (9-1) Tracked leaders, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, soon ridden, stayed on under pressure, just held on, won at Beverley 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf beating Discanti (9-12) by nk, 13 ran.