Spin Cast should go well here if returning to 2012 form and should be all the better for a first start for the Kirby team when finishing in mid-division at Newcastle over this trip. The concern is the extra 2f whereas Call Of Duty will be very well suited going back up in trip. Last successful over 1m4f off a mark of 66, the Sayer gelding and course winner should be really competitive off a mark of 60. Exning Halt, Rosselli and Royal Sea all enter the equation but EBONY EXPRESS is the preference. The 4-y-o Swinbank gelding has only had eight runs to date and is arguably the only member of the field open to improvement. A winner over 1m4f on his penultimate start, his smooth-travelling hold-up style should be ideally complemented by Rachael Green and the combination can close proceedings with a success.
Exning Halt 20-1 (10-0) Dropped out start, held up well in rear, not clear run 3f out, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 6th of 12, 7l behind Darakti (8-4) at Pontefract 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.
Spin Cast 18-1 (9-7) Towards rear, headway into mid-division when not clear run over 2f out, switched outside and kept on final furlong, never reached leaders, 8th of 13, 7l behind Arc Light (9-5) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Ebony Express 7-1 (9-9) In touch, headway to track winner 3f out, shaken up to challenge 2f out, soon outpaced, lost place 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 6, 10l behind Special Meaning (9-2) at Hamilton 1m 3f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Rosselli (IRE) 4-1 (8-13) Led 1f, tracked leader, ridden and every chance 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Jordaura (8-6) at Haydock 1m 2f app hcp (5) gd in May.
Rayadour (IRE) 16-1 (10-7) Held up behind, headway on outside 3f out, ridden over 2f out, never on terms, weakened final furlong, 8th of 12, 9l behind Pertuis (10-7) at Ripon 1m 4f ldy hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Adili (IRE) 50-1 (8-5) In touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened 1f out, 11th of 14, 17l behind Looks Like Rain (8-5) at York 1m 4f app hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Sendiym (FR) 25-1 (8-8) Always in rear, last of 7, 21l behind Hawdyerwheesht (8-9) at Ayr 1m 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Call of Duty (IRE) 11-2 (10-0) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 2 3/4l behind True Pleasure (9-2) at Carlisle 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jul.
Royal Sea (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Mid-division, hard driven over 2f out, soon no impression, 7th of 12, 2 1/2l behind Diletta Tommasa (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Jul.
The Lodge Road (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Held up in rear, headway over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 4th of 7, 15l behind Mankini (9-1) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Grethel (IRE) 80-1 (9-2) Very slowly away, always in rear, 10th of 11, 18l behind City Ground (10-2) at Beverley 1m 2f ldy hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.