Six last time out winners to consider but GRAPHIC's win at Salisbury looks the strongest form. He scored more easily than the winning margin would suggest while also giving the impression there was more to come. Elbe caught the eye when winning at Doncaster last month, despite running green, and she looks sure to have her say but Vital Gold was all out to get his nose in front at Pontefract last time. Basantee was allowed his own way in a three-horse race at Haydock last week and will find this tougher, while Singalat and Emirates Art have some catching up to do to match the principals.
Basantee 9-2 (8-13) Made all, ridden over 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong, won at Haydock 7f 2yo nov stk (4) gs beating Clare Island Boy (9-4) by 1 3/4l, 3 ran.
Graphic (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Prominent, led over 2f out, soon driven, strongly challenged from over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Salisbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Jun beating Esentepe (8-12) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Singalat 3-1fav (9-3) Prominent, led over 1f out, ridden out, won at Redcar 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul beating Premier Choice (9-3) by 1 1/2l, 12 ran.
Vital Gold 2-1fav (8-13) Chased leader, ridden 2f out, challenged over 1f out, upsides throughout final furlong, driven to lead last on line, won at Pontefract 6f 2yo mdn aut (4) gf in Jul beating Byronic Hero (8-9) by ns, 16 ran.
Norse Gold 15-8 (9-2) Tracked winner, ridden final furlong, kept on, held by winner, 2nd of 4, 1 3/4l behind Mabroor (9-5) at Kempton 6f 2yo nov stks (5) pol in Jun.
Dollar Bill 15-2 (9-3) Keen tracked winner, ridden over 2f out, weakened 1f out, 8th of 12, 6l behind Clare Island Boy (9-3) at Sandown 7f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Jul.
Elbe Evensfav (9-0) Tracked leaders, led well over 1f out, edged right inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Doncaster 7f 2yo stks (5) gd in Jul beating Arley Hall (9-0) by 1 1/4l, 13 ran.
Emirates Art 4-5fav (8-11) Tracked leaders, switched left 2f out, ridden to challenge 1f out, driven inside final furlong, stayed on to lead near finish, won at Yarmouth 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) sft in Jul beating My Sharona (7-13) by shd, 4 ran.