Elaine Burke won the inaugural running of this 12 months ago but her entry this year, Aquilifer, has yet to manage a place in seven starts on turf. Charlie Swan rode last year's winner and his mount, SKYFIRE, may be the one to beat again. He hasn't been beaten far in a couple of handicaps over this trip at Newmarket recently and will get every assistance from the saddle, which is probably more than you can say about many of his rivals. The hat-trick-seeking Talent Scout should give Tom O'Ryan a good ride, however, while Thierry Gillet's mount Lockantanks is fairly consistent and has every chance at the weights. With Kevin Darley on board, Tribal Rhythm also has to go on the short-list though he hasn't raced June and is better over further.
Ahlawy (IRE) 4-1 (9-11) Keen tracked after 1f, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 24l behind Jordaura (9-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f sell stks (6) pol in Aug.
Dialogue 5-2fav (9-8) Dwelt in rear, ridden and headway 2f out, chased winner entering final furlong, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 10, 1l behind Muftarres (9-8) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.
Ginger Grey (IRE) 3-1 (9-2) Mid-division, switched inside and headway over 2f out, soon ridden, went 3rd over 1f out, kept on, no impression, 3rd of 9, 9l behind Bolodenka (9-0) at Beverley 7f Claiming Stakes (0-75) (3yo+) (6) sft in Aug.
Inpursuitoffreedom 3-1fav (8-7) Held up in touch, effort over 2f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, faded closing stages, 5th of 10, 4l behind Cloud Rock (9-5) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Aug.
Invincible Hero (IRE) 7-2fav (9-11) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, ridden clear final furlong, won at Ayr 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Aug beating Mangham (9-9) by 4l, 12 ran.
Lockantanks 7-2 (9-10) Took keen hold tracking leaders, effort over 2f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Ashkalara (9-0) at Chepstow 1m hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Aug.
Ocean Legend (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, 8th of 13, 8l behind Golden Tempest (9-2) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Aug.
Skyfire 8-1 (9-10) Prominent, led over 3f out, strongly challenged over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, no extra, 6th of 16, 2 1/2l behind Abriachan (9-2) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Talent Scout (IRE) 6-1 (9-7) Made all, clear over 1f out, stayed on strongly, unchallenged, won at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Aug beating Scottish Lake (9-3) by 5l, 11 ran.
Tribal Myth (IRE) 15-8fav (8-12) Slowly into stride, tracked leaders, challenged over 3f out, soon led, ridden and hung right over 1f out, soon headed, no extra well inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 6l behind Eltheeb (9-0) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Whitechapel 8-1 (9-3) Held up in mid-division, headway on outside over 2f out, led briefly inside final furlong, soon outpaced, 2nd of 11, 2 1/4l behind Gallego (9-9) at Salisbury 1m all hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Wisecraic 10-1 (9-8) Led, ridden and headed entering final 2f, chased winner until over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 6l behind Red Somerset (9-12) at Kempton 1m clm stks (6) pol in Aug.
Aquilifer (IRE) 7-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, weakened over 2f out, eased over 1f out, last of 6, 50l behind Abidhabidubai (9-0) at Redcar 1m 3yo clm (6) gd in Aug.
Conducting 5-4fav (9-3) Took keen hold, raced wide tracking leaders, chased winner towards inside over 1f out, no impression when lost 2 places closing stages, 4th of 8, 1 1/4l behind Sky Diamond (9-8) at Kempton 1m 3yo sell stks (6) pol in Aug.
Dr Red Eye 9-2 (8-9) Led until over 4f out, rallied over 2f out, soon every chance, weakened inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 2 3/4l behind Bolodenka (8-11) at Musselburgh 1m clm stks 0-70 (6) sft in Aug.
Kalahaag (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Dwelt, raced keenly, held up in last pair, ridden and outpaced on outside over 2f out, never on terms, 7th of 8, 24l behind Sangar (8-9) at Ripon 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Aug.
Petomic (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, lost place 2f out, 7th of 10, 15l behind Hot Rod Mamma (9-10) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Climaxfortackle (IRE) 8-1 (8-5) Dwelt, in rear, headway over 1f out, ran on strongly to lead post, won going away, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Aug beating Labore (9-7) by hd, 8 ran.
Finefrenzyrolling (IRE) 7-1 (8-10) Took keen hold, chased leading trio on outside, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 11, 7l behind Elsie's Orphan (9-7) at Kempton 7f fll hcp (0-75) (3yo+) (5) pol in Aug.