Party Line has tumbled down the weights this season but has something to prove over today's distance as does Moccasin, another on a decent mark if back to his best. Narcissist also steps up in distance but PLATINUM scored over 1m6f at Musselburgh in May and gets the speculative vote on the back of a recent second at Beverley. Languine was well beaten in much better company last time but is preferred to Alsahil back in this grade.
Party Line 3-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders on outer, headway over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 9, 2l behind Wadaa (8-8) at Carlisle 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Jul.
Moccasin (FR) 6-1 (9-0) Raced wide disputed 2nd 7f out until over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 10l behind San Cassiano (8-12) at Ripon 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Art History (IRE) 11-1 (9-0) Led until over 3f out, soon weakened, 9th of 12, 15l behind Flashman (8-6) at York 2m hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Platinum (IRE) 13-2 (9-12) Tracked leaders, headway to chase leader over 2f out, ridden to lead narrowly approaching final furlong, headed inside final nfurlong, kept on one pace, 2nd of 6, 2 1/4l behind Body Language (9-11) at Beverley 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Narcissist (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 12, 9l behind Rye House (9-5) at York 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) sft in May.
Dark Dune (IRE) 14-1 (9-9) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, soon hard ridden, never able to challenge, 4th of 10, 4l behind Kuantan One (9-1) at Ripon 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Linguine (FR) 16-1 (8-8) Took keen hold, tracked leading trio on outside until over 4f out, soon lost place, pushed along in 7th and outpaced 3f out, no chance after, 7th of 8, 12l behind Bold Sniper (9-6) at Ascot 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jul.
Alsahil (USA) 33-1 (9-0) Close up, ridden over 3f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Tetbury (9-6) at Ripon 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.