AL MUHEER had looked in the handicapper's grip until his latest start at Thirsk where he failed by only a short-head to catch Lord Aeryn. The C&D winner looks up to going one better in this lesser grade and Ruth Carr's charge gets the vote ahead of Green Howard. The latter recorded a hat-trick of 7f wins earlier and should be capable of winning again this season. It was soft ground when Vito Volterra scored at Pontefract last month and the unpredictable Copperwood is upped in class after popping-up at Newmarket last time. Imperator Augustus showed progressive form last year but has struggled so far this.
Al Muheer (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway on outer over 1f out, kept on, just failed, 2nd of 18, shd behind Lord Aeryn (9-5) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Clockmaker (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Dwelt, chased leaders, driven and effort halfway, weakened well over 1f out, last of 8, 13l behind Atlantic Sport (9-7) at Haydock 7f hcp 105 (2) hvy in Jul.
Polish World (USA) 7-1 (9-9) Led, came to near side 5f out, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 13l behind Dubawi Sound (9-9) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul.
Able Master (IRE) 11-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, behind, outpaced 4f out, switched towards stand side rail over 2f out, kept on under pressure final furlong, never near leaders, 10th of 15, 9l behind Dimension (9-8) at York 7f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jul.
Green Howard 7-4fav (9-9) Towards rear, headway 3f out, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, kept on and no impression, 2nd of 7, 3l behind Beckermet (9-8) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-90 (3) hvy in Jul.
Solar Spirit (IRE) 9-2fav (9-5) Towards rear stand side group, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 8th of 19, 4 1/2l behind Lucky Numbers (9-3) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Vito Volterra (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Led, ridden 2f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 4th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Anderiego (9-1) at York 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Jul.
Imperator Augustus (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Raced wide held up, weakened 2f out, 15th of 16, 12l behind Orbit The Moon (9-0) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Jeannie Galloway (IRE) 9-2 (9-13) With leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 9l behind Klynch (10-0) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Jun.
Copperwood 16-1 (9-4) Raced centre overall leader, made all, merged with stands' side 3f out, ridden 2f out, ran on gamely, won at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul beating McCool Bannanas (8-9) by nk, 10 ran.