Boy The Bell won over 7f here just over a year ago and has to go on the short-list in a modest heat, despite a high draw. Distant Sun will be challenging for a place again but Avoncreek has rather lost his way and Loukoumi doesn't appear to have done much to justify his big weight. Isle Of Ellis has been knocking on the door, however, but Ron Barr also runs FOREIGN RHYTHM who is well treated on the pick of last year's form and hasn't run badly on a few occasion this term. The latter gets the nod.
Loukoumi 8-1 (8-13) Towards rear, headway over 2f out, kept on under pressure from over 1f out, never reached leaded, 11th of 17, 8l behind Sleepy Blue Ocean (9-2) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Foreign Rhythm (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Raced stands' side, chased leaders under pressure over 2f out, soon weakened, 9th of 17, 6l behind Meandmyshadow (9-2) at Thirsk 6f fll hcp (5) gf in Jul.
Boy The Bell 5-1 (9-3) Dwelt, outpaced, headway halfway, chased leaders over 1f out, never on terms, 5th of 12, 4l behind Ferdy (8-11) at Catterick 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul.
Reason To Believe (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 4th of 9, 5l behind Dream Catcher (8-11) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Jul.
Lady Platinum Club 10-3 (8-7) In touch on inside, headway to 3rd 4f out, driven over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 5th of 13, 10l behind Suddenly Susan (8-0) at Southwell 6f 3yo sell stks (6) fbs in Aug '11.
Guilded Warrior 33-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, pushed along in 5th 3f out, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, last of 9, 19l behind Know No Fear (8-5) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Jul.
Ivestar (IRE) 50-1 (9-6) Slowly away, towards rear, weakened over 2f out, last of 11, 45l behind Gold Rules (10-7) at Beverley 1m 2f ladies hcp 0-65 (6) fm in Jul.
Distant Sun (USA) 4-1 (9-5) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 5l behind Blown It (9-12) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Jul.
Olynard (IRE) 14-1 (8-9) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 14, 7l behind Links Drive Lady (9-3) at Leicester 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Hambleton 10-1 (8-12) Dwelt, soon chased leaders, every chance over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 12th of 14, 8l behind Dotty Darroch (8-12) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in May.
Bridge Valley 11-2 (9-1) Towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, soon outpaced, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 1 3/4l behind Economic Crisis (9-12) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Jul.
Avoncreek 14-1 (10-3) Always in rear, 11th of 13, 7l behind Cut The Cackle (10-6) at Hamilton 6f am hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun.
Face East (USA) 28-1 (9-7) Dwelt, towards rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 11th of 12, 19l behind Tahlia Ree (8-5) at Hamilton 6f mdn stks (5) sft.
Isle of Ellis (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 2nd last stride, 2nd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Military Green (9-3) at Redcar 6f mdn auc stks (5) sft in Jun.
Spread Boy (IRE) 100-1 (9-7) In touch, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 6, 10l behind Tajneed (9-0) at Ayr 7f clm stks (6) gd in Jul.
Blue Noodles 20-1 (8-8) Mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, kept on same pace under pressure final furlong, never on terms, 10th of 17, 6l behind Orwellian (9-4) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Red Scintilla 6-1 (8-11) In rear, ridden 3f out, kept on final furlong, not trouble leaders, 6th of 14, 8l behind Elusive Hawk (9-10) at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul.