A number of leading players would want rain to be seen to best effect here and we will take a chance on MEMPHIS MAN, while My Kingdom, Kingswinford and Grissom are respected. The David Evans-trained selection acts on any ground and was last seen in winning action when it was fast at Windsor in June. This trip looks to be his optimum and he has consistently run well in defeat from similar marks since, while he does have a win from 75 to his name, so he may just about be up to this from a decent draw. Stablemate Kingswinford is proving very frustrating to follow after four successive second placings. He has a plumb inside draw, but he is one of those preferring cut and from a higher mark than his recent defeat he is taken on. Grissom is 12lbs worse off with Kingswinford for around a length-and-a-half on soft ground in August and therefore has an arduous task turning that around, while My Kingdom handles this ground but undoubtedly looks in need of good going or slower to be seen at his best. Another Evans inmate, I Confess, has never yet won on turf and reserves his best for the Polytrack, while fast ground lover Noodles Blue Boy has yet to prove he stays this far. Memphis Man is the suggestion.
Orpsie Boy (IRE) 22-1 (8-8) Outpaced far side, always behind, 20th of 22, 13l behind Santo Padre (9-1) at Doncaster 6f hcp (2) gf.
Earlsmedic 16-1 (9-6) Held up far side group, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 8th of 24, 1 3/4l behind Baldemar (9-5) at Ayr 6f hcap (2) gd.
My Kingdom (IRE) 10-3fav (9-9) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 7th of 8, 6l behind Mutamared (9-3) at Goodwood 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Rasaman (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Chased leaders stands side group, ridden 2f out, kept on final furlong, 12th of 24, 3 1/2l behind Baldemar (9-5) at Ayr 6f hcap (2) gd.
Efistorm 13-2 (9-5) Towards rear, ridden over 1f out, no impression, 7th of 9, 2 1/2l behind Ocean Blaze (8-9) at Goodwood 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Solar Spirit (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Towards rear stands side group, ridden well over 1f out, soon weakened and eased, 23rd of 24, 15l behind Baldemar (9-5) at Ayr 6f hcap (2) gd.
I Confess 7-4fav (8-13) Prominent, pushed along 4f out, ridden well over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 10, 3l behind Mabait (9-1) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Bel Cantor 25-1 (8-13) Led stands side group, ridden and headed by that group 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 21st of 24, 10l behind Baldemar (9-5) at Ayr 6f hcap (2) gd.
Grissom (IRE) 20-1 (8-4) Chased leader stands side group, ridden over 1f out, led last group inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 14, 3/4l behind Guto (8-0) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Legal Eagle (IRE) 6-1 (8-10) Chased winner, ridden and every chance 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Le Toreador (9-4) at Leicester 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Methaaly (IRE) 9-1 (8-12) Prominent, ridden, no impression on front pair final furlong, weakened, 5th of 7, 1 1/4l behind Cape Vale (9-6) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Kingswinford (IRE) 10-1 (8-11) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 2nd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Zomerlust (9-10) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Aug.
Memphis Man 14-1 (8-10) Dwelt, held up, headway on inner over 3f out, kept on final furlong, 3rd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Zomerlust (9-10) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Aug.
Noodles Blue Boy 6-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, not much room and lost place 3f out, kept on inside final furlong, 10th of 16, 2l behind King Of Swords (8-8) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.