Fast Shot continues to thrive but his three victories this season have been gained over 6f and he was caught close home over Catterick's easy 7f last week. He looks certain to be in the shake-up but ICY BLUE may prove too strong for him. Richard Whitaker's charge has won a couple of minor events over this trip when coming with a late burst and a 4lb rise for his latest success at Thirsk appears lenient. Both of Tamareen's victories have come on Polytrack and connections won't be pleased with a 4lb rise for his second place at Chester last time. My Single Malt stays a mile so a fast pace and slow ground should enable him to finish strongly and get in the mix.
Try The Chance 16-1 (9-4) Chased leaders on rail, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 10, 12l behind Terdaad (9-3) at Salisbury 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Fast Shot 9-4fav (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed final strides, 2nd of 8, shd behind Roninski (9-0) at Catterick 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Youhavecontrol (IRE) 13-2 (9-5) Chased leading pair until ridden 2f out, soon weakened, last of 4, 23l behind Camberley Two (9-2) at Pontefract 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
My Single Malt (IRE) 5-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear and keen, switched right 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 13, 3 1/2l behind Uptown Guy (9-5) at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Tamareen (IRE) 13-2 (9-7) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, held close home, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Rutterkin (8-1) at Chester 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Spes Nostra 40-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, pushed along over 3f out, weakened well over 2f out,, 14th of 16, 15l behind Fityaan (8-10) at Newmarket 7f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Icy Blue 3-1fav (8-9) Mid-division, driven and headway over 2f out, ridden and effort on outside over 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong to lead towards finish, won at Thirsk 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs beating Rowan Spirit (8-8) by 3/4l, 9 ran.