Twennyshortkid won at Musselburgh on his penultimate start but needs more here off a 6lb higher mark, while Comrade Bond posted a better effort at Brighton three weeks ago and he could figure. Stilettoesinthemud has been placed in maiden company over C&D and Dan's Martha has scope for improvement, but the vote goes to ALENSGROVE. Paul Midgely's filly has been placed in higher grade races the last twice and can finally got off the mark back at this level. Deliberation looks best of the rest.
Dan's Martha 14-1 (8-12) In touch, ridden to chase leader over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 5l behind Al Burkaan (8-12) at Catterick 7f stks 0-70 (6) gf in Jun.
Meandmyshadow 13-2 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never a threat, 3rd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Port Ronan (8-10) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul.
Alensgrove (IRE) 8-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders and keen, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Materialism (9-1) at Beverley 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Deliberation (IRE) 7-5fav (9-0) In touch, ridden over 1f out, kept on entering final furlong, 4th of 10, 2l behind Weetentherty (9-3) at Hamilton 6f mdn sll stks (6) gd in Jul.
Brave Battle 5-1 (9-0) With leaders, ridden over 2f out, hung right and weakened over 1f out, 5th of 8, 9l behind Tahitian Princess (8-6) at Hamilton 6f Selling Handicap (0-65) (3-5yo) (6) gd in Jul.
Guinea Seeker 2-1fav (9-7) Close up, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, eased entering final furlong, last of 9, 32l behind Spinatrix (9-10) at Ayr 6f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Jul.
Stilettoesinthemud (IRE) 9-1 (8-12) With leaders on outside, ridden and effort over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 9, 1 1/2l behind Moral Issue (9-0) at Catterick 7f 3yo mdn aut (6) gd in Jul.
Comrade Bond 25-1 (8-12) Chased leader, led over 1f out, soon hung left, headed and no extra final 120 yards, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Olney Lass (8-9) at Brighton 7f hcp 0-55 (6) gf in Jul.
Catallout (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) In rear, ridden halfway, headway over 1f out, edged right and kept on final furlong, 4th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Monel (9-4) at Ayr 6f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul.
Dotty Darroch 7-4fav (8-8) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, 8th of 10, 7l behind Boundless Spirit (9-4) at Hamilton 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jul.
Twennyshortkid 10-3 (8-10) Held up in touch and keen, went 3rd over 2f out, kept on to chase winner inside final furlong until no extra close home, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Last Destination (9-3) at Beverley 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jul.
Love For Love 6-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 11l behind Twennyshortkid (8-9) at Musselburgh 7f 3yo hcp 0-55 (6) gd in Jun.
Sleights Boy (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, headway 2f out, stayed on same pace, never on terms, 6th of 13, 6l behind Golden Compass (8-11) at Yarmouth 6f 3yo hcp 0-55 (6) sft in Jul.
One Of Twins 9-2 (8-3) Led, headed over 6f out, pressed winner until ridden approaching 2f out, weakened 1f out, 6th of 12, 13l behind On The Cusp (9-5) at Hamilton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Jun.
Poppy's Rocket (IRE) 33-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, went 3rd over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 9l behind Northern Bolt (9-10) at Catterick 6f hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Jul.