Commander Patten looks to be facing a stiff task under top weight and Indescribable turned in a shocker at Thirsk last time and may already be in the handicapper's grip. Dittander and stablemate Geological had their limitations exposed last time but last month's Ripon winner Rocking The Boat is probably still on an upward curve and makes more appeal than the exposed Low Cut Affair, who has picked up a penalty for Monday's win in a claimer at Wolverhampton. AL GHUWARIYAH has already won over track and trip, which is a major plus. She followed up at Thirsk and can complete the hat-trick before the handicapper really goes to town.
Commander Patten (IRE) 9-2 (9-4) Chased leaders, pushed along and outpaced over 2f out, no chance after, last of 5, 13l behind Osaila (8-9) at Doncaster 6f 2yo nov stk (4) gf in Jul.
Indescribable 2-1fav (9-7) Outpaced in mid-division, weakened 2f out, 7th of 8, 11l behind Miss Mullberry (8-13) at Thirsk 5f 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) gs.
Dittander 20-1 (9-1) Awkwardly away, detatched in rear, headway when hung left towards far side rail 2f out, kept on same pace, never on terms, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 17, 11l behind Zifena (8-12) at Newmarket 6f 2yo fll hcp (2) fm.
Geological (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Held up, headway over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 9l behind Louie de Palma (8-10) at Ascot 6f 2yo hcp (4) gf in Jul.
Al Ghuwariyah (IRE) 8-1 (8-3) Made most, ridden over 1f out, ran on, won at Thirsk 5f 2yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) gf beating Harry's Dancer (9-7) by 1l, 6 ran.
Low Cut Affair (IRE) 8-13fav (8-8) Made all, pushed along over 2f out, shaken up and clear over 1f out, ran on well, eased close home, unchallenged, won at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo clm stks (6) beating Elizabeth Flynn (8-11) by 4l, 4 ran.
Rocking The Boat (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Made all, ridden over 1f out, held on well towards finish, won at Ripon 5f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Jul beating Khawaater (9-0) by 1 3/4l, 10 ran.
King Crimson 5-1 (9-5) Keen raced wide tracked leaders, pressed winner halfway, led 2f out, soon ridden, edged left and headed inside final furlong, 2nd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Wild Tobacco (9-5) at Lingfield 5f 2yo mdn (4) gd in May.
Magic Time (IRE) 9-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 6, 7l behind Al Ghuwariyah (8-3) at Thirsk 5f 2yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Bowson Fred 11-4 (9-4) Always prominent, led over 2f out, hard ridden over 1f out, ran on well, won at Musselburgh 5f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf beating Westhoughton (9-5) by 1 1/2l, 7 ran.