Jim Goldie is responsible for half of this eight-strong field but Grand Diamond, as well as Eilean Mor, has twice had a rear view of Giovanni Jack here recently. Titus Bolt also looks held by the top weight but Dhaular Dhar was second over track and trip in July and keeps defying his years. TESTA ROSSA (NAP) was third at Newcastle two weeks ago and that looks the best form on offer so Joe Fanning's mount gets the nod with Gold Chain, a winner at Ayr in July, preferred to Pressure Point of the others.
Giovanni Jack 9-4 (9-10) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 5f out, went 2nd over 3f out, soon ridden to challenge, faded final furlong, 4th of 6, 4 1/2l behind Miss Macnamara (9-8) at Catterick 2m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
Pressure Point 14-1 (9-5) Led narrowly 2f, tracked leader, driven over 3f out, lost place and ridden inside final 2f, soon weakened, 6th of 7, 16l behind Gambino (8-5) at Musselburgh 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
Gold Chain (IRE) 12-1 (10-6) Slowly into stride, held up and behind, headway on outside over 3f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 7l behind Point The Toes (10-2) at Carlisle 2m 1f ladies hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Titus Bolt (IRE) 11-4 (11-0) Reared when stalls opened and missed break, headway to lead after 1f, headed 3f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 9, 10l behind Giovanni Jack (10-13) at Musselburgh 1m 6f am hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Aug.
Testa Rossa 7-1 (8-2) Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, stayed on same pace approaching final furlong, 3rd of 10, 2 3/4l behind A Star In My Eye (9-4) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Aug.
Dhaular Dhar (IRE) 28-1 (8-13) Tracked leader, led over 4f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 6, 1l behind Miss Macnamara (9-8) at Catterick 2m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
Grand Diamond (IRE) 17-2 (10-7) Held up in touch, tracked leaders over 3f out, went 3rd and ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression, 3rd of 9, 6l behind Giovanni Jack (10-13) at Musselburgh 1m 6f am hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Aug.
Eilean Mor 12-1 (10-2) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, never on terms, 4th of 9, 7l behind Giovanni Jack (10-13) at Musselburgh 1m 6f am hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Aug.