A tricky opener and last month's C&D winner KENYAN CAT is no more than a tentative selection in the belief that she's probably capable of a little more improvement now she's got her head back in front. One Scoop Or Two finished behind course specialist Granny McPhee over C&D in early May but the positions were reversed behind Beaumont's Party on slower ground here next time and Reg Hollinshead's charge was second at Carlisle on his latest start. Rosbay is back on a decent mark but Danderek and Osgood have a bit to prove after poor runs last time.
Granny McPhee 11-4 (8-7) Dwelt, held up in rear, headway 2f out, raced wide over 1f out, kept on well to lead last 100 yards, won at Chester 1m 2f clm stks (5) sft in Jun beating Georgebernardshaw (9-0) by 2l, 6 ran.
Danderek 11-2 (11-0) Soon chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 12, 26l behind Ravi River (10-10) at York 1m 4f am hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May.
One Scoop Or Two 8-1 (9-3) Led, ridden and hung left over 1f out, headed final 100 yards, no extra, 2nd of 16, 2l behind Quite Sparky (9-4) at Carlisle 1m hcp (4) gd in Jun.
Moody Tunes 20-1 (8-13) Rider lost iron leaving stalls, never regained iron and always behind, 8th of 9, 14l behind Watercourse (8-8) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Osgood 11-2 (10-2) Led, headed 3f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 7, 12l behind Eltheeb (9-0) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Loyalty 8-1 (9-9) Towards rear, headway 2f out, chasing leaders when slightly hampered over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, strong challenge last strides, just failed (finished 2nd, awarded race), won at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jun beating Islesman (8-12) by shd, 11 ran.
Kenyan Cat 11-4fav (9-5) Mid-division, headway over 3f out going well, led and edged left over 1f out, ran on well, won at Chester 1m 2f fll hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun beating Straversjoy (8-6) by 2 1/2l, 12 ran.
Dahaam 12-1 (9-9) In rear, ridden 3f out, headway on inside over 1f out, stayed on final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Street Secret (8-11) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Black Coffee 9-2 (9-6) Chased leading pair until 5f out, stayed in 4th until ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 4 1/2l behind Mountain Cat (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Apr.
Rosbay (IRE) 8-1 (9-6) Keen tracked leaders, outpaced over 2f out, rallied final furlong, 4th of 11, 6l behind Quanah Parker (9-7) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Jun.
Ay Tay Tate (IRE) 3-1fav (9-7) Tracked leader, ridden to lead over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 17, 2 1/4l behind Dane Cottage (8-8) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp (6) gs in Jun.
Dream of Fortune (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders in 3rd, pushed along 3f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened 1f out, last of 6, 11l behind Granny McPhee (8-7) at Chester 1m 2f clm stks (5) sft in Jun.