Cherri Fosfate was a runner-up when last seen over this trip at Wolverhampton. The winner of that race has since gone on to score again earlier this week and although Declan Carroll's runner has patchy form if he puts all the pieces together he could be one for the places. Highland Love likes the track having won here in June and Eleanor McGowan takes 5lbs off his back to put him at a comparable mark to that last winning run. Kiama Bay hasn't been seen for more than a year but he was a winner before that absence and can't be ruled out despite a protracted break. AVITUS would prefer the ground to be quicker but he still showed the ability to handle good ground with a second last time out. The trip is ideal and he gets the call ahead of Tivers Song who is relatively unexposed on ground other than Good to Firm.
Lucayan Dancer 25-1 (10-9) Behind, driven and outpaced on outside over 2f out, never dangerous, 9th of 13, 8l behind Strike Force (9-10) at Beverley 1m am hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Kiama Bay (IRE) 4-1 (8-9) Held up mid-division, headway to chase leaders 4f out, ridden over 2f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Hamilton 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun '09 beating Royal Premium (8-5) by 1 1/2l, 13 ran.
Cherri Fosfate 8-1 (9-0) Behind, clipped heels after 1f, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 7th of 12, 9l behind Cold Quest (8-4) at Musselburgh 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Highland Love 10-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 5th of 10, 11l behind Starkat (10-0) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Avitus 11-2 (10-1) Tracked leaders, chased winner over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, soon no impression, stayed on under pressure, just held on for 2nd near finish, 2nd of 8, 7l behind Umverti (10-12) at Pontefract 1m 2f am hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Grey Command (USA) 14-1 (9-3) Mid-division, outpaced on outside 3f out, kept on same pace under pressure final 2f, never on terms, 7th of 11, 7l behind Master Nimbus (9-6) at Beverley 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Jetta Joy (IRE) 40-1 (8-5) Soon towards rear, weakened 3f out, lost touch 2f out, tailed off, last of 11, well behind Miss Keck (9-1) at Ripon 2m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Tivers Song (USA) 7-1 (8-13) Mid-division on inside, headway 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, ridden to challenge and every chance inside final furlong, kept on, just held, 2nd of 10, nk behind Always Dixie (8-3) at Beverley 1m 4f sell hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Princess Aliuska 50-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, driven over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 12l behind Gosforth Park (9-3) at Beverley 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Kingaroo (IRE) 50-1 (8-4) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, soon weakened, 9th of 11, 17l behind West End Lad (9-13) at Nottingham 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Parchment (IRE) 9-2 (10-7) Behind, some late headway, never nearer, 5th of 8, 16l behind Jenny Soba (10-13) at Carlisle 1m 6f am hcp 0-60 (6) gf.