Blown It, who has a 12lb penalty after Tuesday's success at Ayr, was receiving a massive 18lb when catching LIBERTY SHIP right on the line over this C&D ten days ago but can hardly be expected to confirm the form as the runner-up will actually be receiving weight here taking his jockey's claim into consideration. Mark Buckley's charge, who was runner-up in this a year ago, has been in superb form over the past few weeks and should gain his third success in less than a month. Dispol Grand has also been in top form and has won over this C&D from a higher mark so he must be respected along with the consistent but luckless Sharp Bullet, who was just behind him at Newcastle last time. Tongalooma wasn't far behind Blown It at Ayr and the revised terms give her a chance of being in the shake-up.
Liberty Ship 7-2 (9-13) Mid-division, headway to lead over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on, headed close home, 2nd of 9, hd behind Blown It (8-9) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Blown It (USA) 15-8fav (9-2) Raced stand side in rear, headway over 1f out, squeezed between horse to lead inside final furlong, soon in command, readily, won at Ayr 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gs beating Royal Blade (9-2) by 3/4l, 13 ran.
Dispol Grand (IRE) 9-2fav (9-6) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, effort over 1f out, kept on and every chance inside final furlong, held towards finish, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Duke Of Rainford (8-11) at Newcastle 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Jul.
Grand Stitch (USA) 12-1 (9-0) With leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 12l behind We'll Deal Again (9-9) at Leicester 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Sharp Bullet (IRE) 5-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead narrowly over 1f out, kept on until headed and no extra final 50 yards, 3rd of 12, 3/4l behind Duke Of Rainford (8-11) at Newcastle 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Jul.
Sandwith 33-1 (8-11) Mid-division, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 2l behind Dancing Freddy (9-3) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul.
Speedy Senorita (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 13th of 17, 12l behind Your Gifted (9-2) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jun.
Tongalooma 28-1 (9-0) Raced stand side overall leader, ridden 2f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 3rd of 13, 2 1/4l behind Blown It (9-2) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Kalahari Desert (IRE) 20-1 (8-5) Raced far side chased leader, ridden 2f out, led this group inside final furlong, no chance with stand group final furlong, 8th of 13, 7l behind Blown It (9-2) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Piste 20-1 (8-7) Held up in touch, ridden over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Blown It (8-9) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Future Gem 80-1 (8-7) Dwelt, held up in rear, effort over 1f out, never dangerous, 7th of 9, 12l behind Blown It (8-9) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Ingenti 250-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear and keen, never dangerous, 10th of 12, 16l behind White Frost (9-3) at Thirsk 7f mdn stks (5) gd in Jul.