Easy Terms is 8lb higher today having completed a four-timer on his latest start at Carlisle, but is not easily dismissed as he had earlier beaten Lady Chaparral at Thirsk. The latter went on to win an amateurs' race with Butler over two lengths behind and they re-oppose on the same terms here. Shernando and Euston Square both step up a grade having won their latest starts at Chester and Ripon respectively, but Antigua Sunrise has a bit to find on earlier form with LINE OF DUTY, who beat her at York back in May. Alan Swinbank's charge failed to figure on soft ground last time but has plenty of scope and gets the nod in a wide-open contest.
Uphold 16-1 (9-9) Tracked leader, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, 8th of 9, 18l behind Club Oceanic (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Jul.
Line Of Duty (IRE) 5-1 (9-7) Led, headed 0ver 7f out, tracked leader, led again over 3f out, ridden and headed inside final 2f, kept on same pace under pressure, no chance with leading pair final furlong, 3rd of 7, 8l behind Bondage (9-0) at Ayr 1m 5f hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Jun.
Easy Terms 9-2fav (8-13) Tracked leaders, went 3rd over 2f out, soon led on bit, ridden and pressed over 1f out, held on well towards finish, won at Carlisle 1m 3f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Jun beating Kathleen Frances (8-11) by 1 3/4l, 14 ran.
Butler (IRE) 6-1fav (9-10) Mid-division, headway on outside over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to chase winner inside final furlong, no impression, 2nd of 16, 2 1/4l behind Lady Chaparral (9-10) at Carlisle 1m 3f ladies hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jul.
Lady Chaparral 10-1 (9-2) Keen in touch, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, 12th of 20, 17l behind Crackentorp (9-4) at York 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) gs.
Becausewecan (USA) 8-1 (10-0) Set steady pace, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 9, 6l behind Midnight Oil (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Hong Kong Island (IRE) 11-2 (9-6) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace from over 1f out, 3rd of 11, 4l behind Rain Mac (9-1) at Pontefract 1m 4f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Gogeo (IRE) 7-2fav (9-13) Tracked leaer until over 11f out, soon settled in 4th place, pushed along to chase winner over 3f out, driven and lost 2nd over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 7l behind Rockfella (9-4) at Newbury 1m 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Bothy 25-1 (8-11) Led, driven and headed over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 9th of 20, 8l behind Salden Licht (9-12) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Oct.
Royal Trooper (IRE) 66-1 (9-1) Never better than mid-division, 17th of 20, 32l behind Crackentorp (9-4) at York 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) gs.
Shernando 3-1fav (9-10) Patiently ridden towards rear but in touch, headway 2f out, driven to challenge over 1f out, led entering final furlong, stayed on well, won at Chester 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul beating Amazing King (9-8) by shd, 7 ran.
Euston Square 13-2 (9-2) Held up towards rear, pushed along and outpaced over 3f out, headway 2f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Ripon 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jul beating Fastnet Storm (10-0) by 1 3/4l, 12 ran.
Antigua Sunrise (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, soon ridden and pressing winner, strong challenge from over 1f out, held close home, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Tenby Lady (8-1) at York 1m 2f flls hcp 0-130 (3) gd in Jul.