Dream Walker carries a double penalty but is in terrific form having completed a hat-trick with plenty to spare at Newcastle on Wednesday. With Jacob Butterfield again claiming 7lb, a four-timer certainly isn't out of the question but PUSH ME deserves a change of luck after several good runs. He came up against an improving three-year-old here last week and would have finished closer with a clear run. Dance For Georgie won over course and distance a year ago but still looks too high in the weights, as does Bunce, and Royal Straight usually finds at least one too good. Flipping may be best of the rest but also finds it difficult to get his head in front.
Bunce (IRE) 5-1 (9-7) In rear when short of room over 5f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Glenridding (9-2) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Push Me (IRE) 10-1 (9-8) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway and switched left over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, kept on, unable to reach winner, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Manchestar (9-6) at Musselburgh 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Royal Straight 12-1 (9-7) In touch, headway 2f out, ridden and soon chased winner, kept on one pace final furlong, 2nd of 6, 2 3/4l behind Cono Zur (9-6) at Musselburgh 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Dance For Georgie 9-2fav (9-8) Tracked leaders in 4th, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 14, 1 1/4l behind Ted's Brother (9-9) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Dream Walker (FR) 4-6fav (8-7) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, clear inside final furlong, won at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-75 (5) sft beating Strong Man (9-11) by 7l, 11 ran.
Ralphy Boy (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders in 3rd, led over 8f out, headed over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 7, 7l behind Prince Jock (10-0) at Hamilton 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Border Bandit (USA) 3-1fav (9-10) Mid-division in touch on outside, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, never able to challenge, weakened final furlong, 7th of 8, 22l behind McMonagle (9-5) at Redcar 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul.
Flipping 4-1 (9-3) Towards rear, headway over 3f out, went 3rd over 2f out until inside final furlong, no extra, 4th of 9, 9l behind Save The Bees (9-4) at Ayr 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Jul.
Doyouknowwhoiam 16-1 (8-9) Slowly away, headway on outer 6f out, ridden to go 3rd 3f out, kept on one pace final 2f, 3rd of 10, 12l behind Our Ivor (8-12) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Feb.
Berbice (IRE) 12-1 (8-4) Held up behind, headway over 2f out, soon ridden, weakened towards finish, 5th of 7, 4l behind Monel (9-0) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Jul.