Hypnosis was pulled out of an intended outing earlier this week so it is reasonable to assume connections see this as a better opportunity but under a nice weight LE TOREADOR is preferred while The Nifty Fox can't be ignored after victory last time. The selection narrowly missed out on landing a hat-trick on his last start when taking on a decent field during Glorious Goodwood. A return to this class is an obvious plus as is the jockey booking of Amy Ryan whose claim takes his load below that of his last win. On a bare line of form The Nifty Fox is ahead of the pick after his meeting against Feelin Foxy last time and while he is still weighted to be in contention he looks to have a little to find now. Hypnosis seems to have been limited by her current mark recently but it could be argued this is her easiest opportunity for a while and Raccoon looks due a win and the way his yard are firing at the moment it could be here. Really tight stuff this but Le Toreador looks best treated.
Hadaf (IRE) 9-1 (8-9) Slowly away, always behind, last of 9, 12l behind Sonny Red (9-4) at Ascot 5f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jul.
Le Toreador 16-1 (9-0) Raced stands side, chased leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, not quicken final 1f, 5th of 23, 2l behind Blue Jack (9-6) at Goodwood 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gs in Jul.
Rothesay Dancer 8-1 (9-7) In touch, under pressure well over 1f out, soon beaten, 6th of 8, 8l behind Impressible (9-6) at Hamilton 5f flls hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Hypnosis 12-1 (9-7) Led, hung left halfway, ridden and headed approaching final furlong, still every chance inside final furlong, no extra near finish, 3rd of 7, 3/4l behind Doric Lady (9-6) at Doncaster 5f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
The Nifty Fox 11-4 (9-1) Close up, led 1f out, ridden, ran on and edged left inside final furlong, won at Catterick 5f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Jul beating Feelin Foxy (9-3) by 1 3/4l, 5 ran.
Blue Tomato 11-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, not clear run over 1f out, switched right entering final furlong, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 2l behind Efistorm (9-6) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul.
Northern Bolt 20-1 (8-8) Raced far side, in touch, ridden and went 2nd that group inside final furlong, not pace of leaders stands side, 6th of 23, 2 3/4l behind Blue Jack (9-6) at Goodwood 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gs in Jul.
Nickel Silver 13-2 (9-8) Dwelt, oupaced towards rear, headway to chase leaders, ridden inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 5th of 7, 3l behind Impressible (9-0) at Chester 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jun.
Raccoon (IRE) 5-2fav (9-6) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 2nd of 6, 4 1/2l behind Blue Tomato (9-6) at Hamilton 5f sell stks (6) gd in Jul.
Speedy Senorita (IRE) 4-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride, chased leaders, outpaced halfway, 5th of 7, 6l behind Doric Lady (9-6) at Doncaster 5f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Kyzer Chief 5-1 (8-4) With leader, ridden and effort over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 4th of 7, 2 3/4l behind Bravely (8-12) at Newcastle 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jul.