Blue Bounty has been knocking on the door and Thomas Brown's claim should help his cause but we prefer WELSH INLET. A winner over course and distance in April, she's 12lb higher but may still be better treated than fellow Brighton specialist Darnathean who has been treading water off his current mark. Just Isla has been lightly campaigned this year but has a bit to find with the selection on recent running while Kakapuka usually finds at least one too good and the blinkers on Loud suggest he's drinking in the last-chance saloon.
Loud 3-1 (8-13) Towards rear, headway over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 8l behind Relight My Fire (9-6) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Kakapuka 10-1 (9-12) Chased leaders, went 3rd over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on, 3rd of 8, 6l behind Exceedexpectations (10-0) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Jul.
Welsh Inlet (IRE) 7-1 (8-10) Keen tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 5, 2 1/2l behind Lady Crossmar (8-6) at Epsom Downs 7f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Darnathean 8-1 (9-3) Behind, ridden halfway, headway over 1f out, ran on final furlong, nearest finish, 2nd of 13, 1l behind For Shia And Lula (9-7) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jul.
Blue Bounty 4-1 (9-6) Raced wide in touch, headway 3f out, ridden to chase leader over 1f out, led inside final furlong, headed and lost two places towards finish, 3rd of 13, 1l behind Heska (9-7) at Beverley 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jul.
Red Explorer (USA) 50-1 (8-9) Outpaced, 11th of 12, 11l behind Mister Manannan (9-8) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul.
Just Isla 7-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, ridden on inside 2f out, went 2nd approaching final furlong until entering final furlong, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 5l behind Siouxperhero (9-3) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Tubeanie (IRE) 10-1 (8-13) In touch, pushed along 4f out, lost place over 2f out, 6th of 10, 11l behind Frangipanni (9-3) at Chepstow 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.