Two Turtle Doves ran better over course and distance last time and a similar performance would see him go close here but a 3lb rise since then makes this more difficult and it may be worth siding with CHEYENNE RED, who is preferred to Kings Ace. The last mentioned ran better on soft ground at Ayr for Alan Jarvis last time and a similar effort today will see him go close. Ian Semple's Liberty Trail won his maiden over course and distance well enough but he probably did not beat a great deal and this looks tougher having been raised 2lbs since that effort. John Balding's Sleepy Blue Ocean is far from certain to handle the cut in the ground and of more interest may be Future Gem, who has shown improved form of late. Preference though is just for Cheyenne Red, who won his maiden here on soft ground last month, has run creditably in handicaps since then and he looks worth chancing to resume winning ways.
Liberty Trail (IRE) 4-7fav (9-3) Made all, hung right halfway, ridden over 1f out, driven out, won at Hamilton 6f mdn auc stks (5) hvy in Aug beating Carnival Dream (9-1) by 1 1/4l, 4 ran.
Crystallize 9-2 (8-5) Slowly into stride, behind, driven over 2f out, soon beaten, 4th of 7, 7l behind Patavium Prince (9-12) at Brighton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Sleepy Blue Ocean 9-2 (9-2) Towards rear, outpaced halfway, headway under pressure to lead over 1f out, kept on final furlong, won at Haydock 6f mdn stks (5) gf in Jun beating Say You Say Me (8-11) by 3/4l, 7 ran.
Cheyenne Red (IRE) 3-1fav (8-13) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway entering final furlong, soon one pace, 4th of 10, 5l behind Grissom (8-11) at Ayr 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Aug.
Future Gem 15-8fav (9-4) Mid-division, ridden halfway, hung left and kept under pressure final furlong, 2nd of 8, 2l behind Kheley (9-4) at Catterick 5f 3yo app hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Kings Ace (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Went left start, close up, led over 2f out, soon headed, one pace, 2nd of 12, 1l behind Future Gem (9-0) at Ayr 6f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Aug.
Two Turtle Doves (IRE) 15-2 (9-2) In touch, chased leader halfway, led 2f out, soon hung left, headed final strides, 2nd of 9, nk behind Dark Moment (9-12) at Hamilton 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Aug.
Lost In Paris (IRE) 10-1 (9-1) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 14, 1 3/4l behind Lyric Art (8-12) at Catterick 7f mdn stks 0-60 (6) sft.
Unbelievable Jeff 3-1 (7-11) Prominent, ridden along halfway, hung left under pressure over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 4th of 8, 6l behind The Scorching Wind (8-10) at Doncaster 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.