POLAR FOREST remains a maiden after eight starts but there has been nothing amiss with his attitude in three successive runner-up performances although Richard Guest is hardly likely to be thrilled with the assessor for upping his charge another 2lb for his latest defeat. The Kyllachy gelding rates in good form though and deserves another chance to lose his maiden status. Red Charmer remains in search of form this season whereas Diddy Eric put in a much better effort at Ayr last time and will be a player if maintaining that improvement. Lexington Blue is an obvious candidate for his high profile yard and has every chance. He's been beaten twice since landing a Beverley handicap in early June but hasn't been disgraced on either occasion and will be in the shake-up.
Red Charmer (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Prominent, lost place over 3f out, 12th of 13, 24l behind Blue Maisey (9-3) at Redcar 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Lexington Blue 10-1 (9-6) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Rocket Ronnie (9-6) at Beverley 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Polar Forest 7-2 (8-7) Set strong pace, ridden 2f out, headed approaching final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 8, 1 1/4l behind The Scuttler (9-0) at Pontefract 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Hello Gorgeous 7-1 (8-8) Held up mid-division, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 9th of 13, 26l behind Lord Franklin (9-2) at Hamilton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jun.
Diddy Eric 25-1 (8-10) Towards rear, ridden and headway 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Relight My Fire (9-4) at Ayr 7f 3yo app hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Minot Street (CAN) 20-1 (8-9) Soon tracked leaders, no extra and kept on same pace from 1f out, 11th of 15, 9l behind Snakes And Ladders (9-12) at Naas 1m 3yo hcp 47-65 in May.
Oh Boy Oh Boy 66-1 (7-13) Slowly away, in rear, pushed along over 3f out, soon outpaced, 7th of 8, 21l behind Chant (9-4) at Carlisle 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.