Sergeant Pink,a real money-spinner for Dianne Sayer in handicap chases this season, has also shown ability on the level, notably when second to Goodlukin Lucy over 1m5f at Musselburgh in May. Well respected off 9-5, he looks the danger to topweighted COME HERE YEW under the talented Kirsty Milczarek. An excellent third to subsequent Ascot Stakes winner, Well Sharp, over 2m at York in May clearly represents the best form on offer and recent efforts have been perfectly respectable in the context of this contest. Ministerofinterior has the assistance of the excellent Cathy Gannon but has shown little since a period of high progression in the spring of 2012 and therefore Bandanaman and Bygones For Coins are suggested as likelier shortlist material.
Come Here Yew (IRE) 12-1 (8-0) Mid-division, pushed along over 5f out, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 8th of 12, 11l behind Flashman (8-6) at York 2m hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Ministerofinterior 16-1 (9-7) Tracked leader, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out( did not run with declared tongue strap), 9th of 11, 10l behind Albonny (9-2) at Nottingham 2m hcp 0-75 (5) gs in May.
Queen's Estate (GER) 25-1 (9-12) Towards rear, weakened 3f out, detached, last of 8, well behind Circle Of Angels (8-13) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Miss Macnamara (IRE) 11-4fav (8-12) Tracked winner until halfway, tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner again 2f out until no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Tartan Jura (9-6) at Catterick 2m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Jan Smuts (IRE) 9-2 (8-5) Dwelt in touch in rear, ridden over 3f out, effort when hung left 2f out, not trouble leaders, 5th of 7, 4l behind Tartan Jura (9-6) at Catterick 2m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Teenage Idol (IRE) 12-1 (8-7) Tracked leader, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 19l behind Hawdyerwheesht (8-9) at Ayr 1m 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Bygones For Coins (IRE) 10-1 (7-9) Led, headed over 2f out, driven and kept on same pace from over 1f out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 4, 4 1/2l behind Livia's Dream (9-3) at Newcastle 1m 4f fll hcp (0-85) (4yo+) (4) gf in Jul.
Bandanaman (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, pushed along over 3f out, effort on outside from 2f out, plugged on, no impression, 4th of 7, 7l behind Dr Irv (9-2) at Musselburgh 2m hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jun.
Danceintothelight 10-1 (9-6) Mid-division, ridden and headway 3f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 13, 6l behind Jan Smuts (8-13) at Catterick 2m hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May.
Sergeant Pink (IRE) 10-1 (9-10) Chased winner until 7f out, chased leaders, went 2nd again inside final furlong and kept on same pace, 2nd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Goodlukin Lucy (9-6) at Musselburgh 1m 5f am hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May.
Uncut Stone (IRE) 12-1 (8-6) Behind, outpaced over 3f out, never dangerous, 7th of 12, 19l behind Spiekeroog (9-7) at Redcar 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Terenzium (IRE) 12-1 (9-8) In rear, well behind from 11f out until stayed on inside final furlong, no chance, 9th of 12, 18l behind Jan Smuts (10-4) at Musselburgh 2m am hcp 0-65 (6) gd in May.
Dubara Reef (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Towards rear, soon ridden along, well beaten over 2f out, 10th of 13, 19l behind Crucis Abbey (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jul.
Rare Coincidence 66-1 (8-2) Led, soon 15 lengthes clear, headed 3f out, weakened quickly, last of 10, 38l behind Grand Diamond (8-11) at Ayr 1m 5f app hcp (6) gf in Jul.