Recent winners Muftarres and Come On Safari are worthy of consideration in this company, but Boy The Bell has the better recent form over shorter trips. He'll go close if lasting home while recent Polytrack winner Fortunate Bid could make his presence felt back on the turf. SCHOOLBOY CHAMP scored over C&D last week and, despite a 6lb penalty, he remains on a winning mark. He can follow-up with Kirsty Milczarek doing the steering. Hayek won for today's amateur at Hamilton last month and is another not easily dismissed.
Muftarres (IRE) 8-1 (9-8) Held up, headway over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, ran on, won at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul beating Dialogue (9-8) by 1l, 10 ran.
Come On Safari (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, chased winner over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, lost 2nd place inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 15, 2 1/2l behind Madame Excelerate (9-2) at Sandown 1m app hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.
Boy The Bell 7-2fav (11-2) In touch, ridden 2f out, no impression until ran on near finish, 3rd of 16, 1 3/4l behind Eternal Instinct (11-0) at Ayr 5f am hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul.
Call of Duty (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Held up mid-division, headway over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 12, 20l behind Euston Square (9-2) at Ripon 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jul.
Cawdor (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders in 3rd farside trio, ridden over 2f out, edged left and weakened 1f out, last of 12, 8l behind Blues Jazz (8-12) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.
Hayek 8-1 (9-9) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Muftarres (9-8) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.
Paradise Spectre 14-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride, mid-division, never on terms, 5th of 12, 20l behind Ravi River (9-5) at Musselburgh 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Apr.
Schoolboy Champ 18-1 (8-10) Tracked elader, led 2f out, soon ridden, kept on inside final furlong, held on near finish, won at Carlisle 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul beating Youhavecontrol (9-6) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Fortunate Bid (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Held up, ridden and headway 1f out, ran on inside final furlong to lead close last stride, won at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jul beating Meia Noite (9-10) by shd, 10 ran.
Silly Gilly (IRE) 11-1 (9-13) Led and keen, ridden and pressed from over 1f out, kept on and caught close home, 2nd of 11, hd behind Obara d'Avril (8-11) at Beverley 1m 2f ladies hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
Verluga (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, quickly weakened well over 4f out, 10th of 14, 15l behind Lucayan Dancer (9-1) at Beverley 1m 2f ladies hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
Meydan Style (USA) 4-1fav (9-1) Led, headed 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 12, 28l behind Ensnare (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jul.
Bajan Pride 14-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden halfway, weakened 2f out, 10th of 12, 26l behind Norcroft (8-5) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Jul.