Former John Gosden inmate, Rangi, and the consistent Skytrain head the weights but it would not surprise if Richard Fahey's recent Catterick scorer, La Luz Del Sol, is sent off as market leader. That was a much improved effort from the filly, highlighted by a powerful late surge that saw her comfortably home but she will need to improve again and SKYTRAIN is just preferred. The sole course and distance winner on show, Mark Johnston's Exceed And Excel colt has progressed pleasingly this season and a recent close fourth in a better race than this at Lingfield indicated that progression is ongoing. Trip and ground are fine and he can return to winning ways here. Rangi should be suited by the return to 7f and David Simmonson takes off a useful 7lb.
Rangi 9-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, chased winner briefly over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 10, 5l behind Hit The Lights (8-11) at Pontefract 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Skytrain 8-1 (9-1) Soon led, ridden and headed inside final furlong, no extra, 4th of 10, 1 1/4l behind Mission Approved (9-5) at Lingfield 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Mowhoob 8-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, went 2nd 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace and no impression on winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 15, 3 1/2l behind Forging The Path (8-13) at Thirsk 1m mdn stks (5) gd.
Findog 20-1 (8-13) Chased leading pair, pushed along halfway, 3rd and one pace over 1f out, 3rd of 5, 7l behind Cosmic Chatter (9-2) at Musselburgh 5f 2yo stks (3) gf in Aug.
Ayr Missile 20-1 (8-9) Outpaced towards rear, pushed along and struggling 3f out, never involved, last of 9, 30l behind Hoofalong (9-2) at Doncaster 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
La Luz Del Sol 7-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride, outpaced in rear, headway over 1f out, ran on strongly to lead close home, won at Catterick 7f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Apr beating Surround Sound (9-5) by 1 1/4l, 15 ran.
Out Of The Blocks 8-1 (9-2) Mid-division, outpaced over 3f out, headway over 1f out, staying on well when hampered inside final furlong, kept on, 5th of 15, 4l behind La Luz Del Sol (9-4) at Catterick 7f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Apr.