MURADIF is getting closer with every run and wasn't beaten far when fourth over today's trip at Brighton last time. He's a speculative selection in what looks something of a lottery. Secret Lightning has been competing in better company but steps up to 7f along with Simply Magic. The latter finished practically upsides Verchild Lad when fourth at Nottingham last time. Chester Deal made the frame over today's distance at Catterick without threatening the winner while Toast Of Newbury and Invincible Zeb are others to consider.
Muradif (IRE) 7-2 (9-5) In rear, headway over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, 4th of 7, 1 1/4l behind Shaakis (9-5) at Brighton 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Invincible Zeb (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Went left after start, chased leader until over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 7, 10l behind Scutum (9-5) at Epsom Downs 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Jul.
Secret Lightning (FR) 12-1 (8-9) Raced centre, tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, one pace from over 1f out, 6th of 16, 13l behind Goldcrest (9-0) at Newbury 6f mdn (4) gd in Jul.
Toast Of Newbury (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Close up, led well over 4f out, ridden and headed 1f out, weakened last 100 yards, 4th of 9, 4l behind Ragtime Dancer (8-10) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Jul.
Simply Magic (IRE) 3-1 (8-13) Mid-division, soon niggled along, headway 3f out, one pace and no impression 1f out, 4th of 8, 7l behind Alpine Affair (8-12) at Nottingham 6f 2yo hcp (5) gf in Jul.
Chetan 14-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden and lost place over 2f out, 7th of 12, 16l behind Fine Prince (9-4) at Warwick 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Jul.
Chester Deal 7-1 (8-0) Soon well off the pace in 6th, pushed along and struggling over 2f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on into 2nd inside final 150 yards, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 4l behind Kylach Me If U Can (8-9) at Catterick 7f 2yo hcp (5) gf in Jul.
Jet Mate (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Close up, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 18l behind Lightning Stride (9-5) at Leicester 5f 2yo mdn (4) gf in May.
Chilworth Bells 33-1 (9-5) Soon off the pace and wide in last trio, pushed along and awkward on downhill run, switched right over 2f out, no progress, 5th of 7, 9l behind Scutum (9-5) at Epsom Downs 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Jul.
Verchild Lad (IRE) 12-1 (8-2) Carried right start, in rear, ridden 3f out, some headway from over 1f out, never on terms, 5th of 8, 7l behind Alpine Affair (8-12) at Nottingham 6f 2yo hcp (5) gf in Jul.