Midnight Rider is creeping up the weights despite not winning and is up another 3lb for a head defeat at Warwick last time. INTRANSIGENT makes more appeal as he had a previous winner behind when runner-up to Saloomy here last week and can go one better on this occasion. Ghost Train ran a shocker at Epsom last time but was unlucky not to have scored on the Polytrack before that while this is tougher than the C&D handicap won by Flashbang last month. Noverre To Go could prove dangerous back on the Polytrack and looks best of the rest.
Noverre To Go (IRE) 33-1 (9-4) Raced centre, off the pace and never on terms, 21st of 28, 13l behind Johannes (9-0) at Goodwood 6f hcp (2) gd.
Tagula Night (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, kept on under pressure to 3rd inside final furlong, not pace to reach leading duo, 3rd of 18, 5l behind Street Power (8-11) at Ascot 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gs in Jul.
Diamond Charlie (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Dwelt and bumped start, off the pace disputing 5th, never on terms, 7th of 8, 6l behind Fair Value (9-6) at Epsom Downs 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Midnight Rider (IRE) 4-1fav (9-12) Steadied and switched left start, held up in rear, good headway and weaved through over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong and every chance, just held, 2nd of 11, hd behind Perfect Pastime (9-11) at Warwick 6f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Jun.
Intransigent 3-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, went 2nd last stride, 2nd of 7, 1l behind Saloomy (8-8) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Bella Ophelia (IRE) 5-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 5l behind Towbee (8-11) at Chester 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Jul.
Lastkingofscotland (IRE) 6-1 (9-12) Held up in mid-division, pushed along halfway, soon lost place, eased when no chance over 1f out, 10th of 12, 15l behind Chambles (8-8) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jun.
Sole Danser (IRE) 11-2 (9-11) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, no impression on winner, 2nd of 12, 2 1/2l behind Willbeme (9-9) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Flashbang 14-1 (8-10) Tracked leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Dance Company (9-8) at Wolverhampton 7f fll hcp (4) pol.
Ghost Train (IRE) 7-2 (8-8) Off the pace in 3rd, ridden 2f out, weakened soon after, no chance when bumped 1f out, last of 7, 16l behind Orders From Rome (8-7) at Epsom Downs 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd.