EMPRESS ALI looks the one to side with in this. She went close to catching Our Gabrial over course and distance last time and can go one better. Nakeeta won a maiden handicap at Pontefract last month and has been upped 5lb for his trouble while Rangi Chase was well beaten on the only previous occasion he attempted today's longer trip. Roskilly is proving better on the all-weather and Charlie Wells makes more appeal in first-time blinkers than Whitby High Light.
Empress Ali (IRE) 4-1fav (9-2) Led, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Our Gabrial (9-7) at Chester 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Roskilly (IRE) 66-1 (9-5) Towards rear, never on terms, 11th of 14, 20l behind Sudden Wonder (9-5) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo auc stk (2) gd in Apr.
Nakeeta 8-1 (9-1) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, went 3rd over 1f out, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Pontefract 1m 2f mdn hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul beating Kinema (9-1) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Rangi Chase (IRE) 5-1 (9-4) Close up, ridden and unable to quicken 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, not trouble leaders, 3rd of 7, 7l behind Arable (9-7) at Haydock 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Jul.
Charlie Wells (IRE) 2-1fav (9-6) Tracked leaders, driven 4f out, ridden and stayed on same pace under pressure final 2f, no impression, 4th of 7, 4l behind Penny's Boy (9-5) at Ffos Las 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Whitby High Light 16-1 (9-0) Keen in touch in rear, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 6, 9l behind Jacbequick (9-0) at Beverley 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul.