LUCTOR EMERGO recorded a treble over 1m2f at Ayr last month. He was beaten only a half-length on his previous attempt over today's longer trip and with further progress likely, Keith Dalgeish's charge can confirm latest running with Arley Hall and Schmooze. The latter could prove the biggest threat as she steps up in trip as it was only a lowly seller that Fine Kingdom won at Beverley last time and he'll find this tougher. Coax looks best of the remainder if returning to form.
Polurrian (IRE) 5-1 (10-1) Always in rear, 10th of 11, 26l behind Shaloo Diamond (10-7) at Ripon 1m 4f ldy hcp 0-65 (6) hvy in Jun.
Coax 16-1 (8-13) Mid-division, ridden over 3f out, never on terms, 8th of 14, 17l behind Song Of The Siren (9-9) at Pontefract 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Border Bandit (USA) 16-1 (9-5) Close up, ridden over 2f out, kept on same on same pace, 6th of 11, 9l behind Painted Tail (9-11) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Luctor Emergo (IRE) 2-1fav (9-6) Soon tracked leader, pushed along over 3f out, ridden to lead 2f out, pressed inside final furlong, just held on close home, won at Ayr 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jul beating Arley Hall (9-4) by hd, 5 ran.
Arley Hall 5-2 (9-4) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed 2f out, rallied inside final furlong, every chance last 50 yards, just held post, 2nd of 5, hd behind Luctor Emergo (9-6) at Ayr 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jul.
Cathcart Castle 14-1 (9-0) Held up in touch, hampered on rail over 7f out, soon lost place, eased over 1f out, last of 7, 41l behind Croftamie (8-5) at Catterick 1m 4f Claiming Stakes (0-75) (3yo+) (6) gf.
Laybach (IRE) 100-1 (10-0) Held up mid-division, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 10, 24l behind Mawaqeet (9-3) at Hamilton 1m 3f mdn stks (5) sft in Jul.
Haka Dancer (USA) 11-2 (9-11) Mid-division, headway 8f out, ridden 3f out, one pace final 2f, 5th of 12, 10l behind Bavarian Nordic (10-5) at Carlisle 1m 3f ladies hcp 0-60 (6) sft.
Fine Kingdom 7-1 (9-2) Made all, pushed clear final furlong, eased towards finish, won at Beverley 1m 4f 3yo sll hcp 0-65 (6) fm in Jul beating Emperors Waltz (9-7) by 3 1/2l, 8 ran.
Schmooze (IRE) 5-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 4f out, switched to outer over 2f out, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 5, nk behind Luctor Emergo (9-6) at Ayr 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jul.