Whispered Times appears to be treading water off his current mark but Ellaal is getting closer to adding to this year's victories at Beverley and Carlisle and should be thereabouts again. Senor George got off the mark at Carlisle in June on his UK debut and is another with claims while Gambino and Sugar Town, near the foot of the handicap, also arrive in decent form. PAT'S LEGACY didn't shine over further at Pontefract last time and was a beaten favourite in Senor George's race earlier but this is his trip and ground and he could spring a surprise now that the handicapper has relented a little.
Ellaal 7-2fav (9-12) Tracked leader, switched left to challenge over 1f out, stayed on strongly inside final furlong, never reached winner, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Camerooney (9-7) at Musselburgh 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Senor George (IRE) 8-1 (8-13) In touch, effort on outer over 1f out, ridden and ran on to lead near finish, won at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun beating Mercers Row (8-12) by shd, 12 ran.
Space War 17-2 (9-0) In touch in 5th, weakened from 2f out, 7th of 8, 20l behind Border Bandit (9-12) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jul.
Act Your Shoe Size 14-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 20l behind Staffhoss (8-13) at Musselburgh 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Les Gar Gan (IRE) 5-1 (9-7) Hampered start, chased leaders, effort over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 7, 11l behind Alexandrakollontai (9-8) at Carlisle 7f fll hcp (5) gf in Jul.
Pat's Legacy (USA) 12-1 (9-1) Slowly away, in rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 6th of 14, 20l behind Woodacre (8-12) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul.
Whispered Times (USA) 9-2 (8-9) Held up, headway to chase winner when slightly hampered over 1f out, ridden and no impression inside final furlong, 2nd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Al Khan (9-9) at Carlisle 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul.
Shearian 11-2 (9-11) Held up in touch, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 5th of 13, 10l behind Pim Street (9-4) at Redcar 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jul.
Gambino (IRE) 7-2 (10-2) Mid-division, tracked leaders over 4f out, led over 2f out, ridden and hard pressed over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, headed final strides, 2nd of 9, nk behind Joyful Sound (10-0) at Ayr 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul.
Sugar Town 4-1 (8-8) Led, hard ridden over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 7, 3l behind Alexandrakollontai (9-8) at Carlisle 7f fll hcp (5) gf in Jul.
Berbice (IRE) 12-1 (8-2) Held up in last pair, headway on outside over 2f out, went 2nd when hung left inside final 2f, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace, held inside final furlong, 2nd of 7, 1 3/4l behind The Dukkerer (9-5) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.