Platinum and Merchant Of Dubai have both won over 1m6f this season but Hawk Mountain scored over today's distance at Thirsk earlier this month. Major Domo finished well ahead of both Mason Hindmarsh and Harrison's Cave when scoring at Newcastle last time but this is tougher and ALEKSANDAR is preferred. He was eased down once his chance had gone in better company at York last time but a repeat of his earlier second to Dr Irv at Catterick should see Jim Goldie's charge involved in the finish once again.
Platinum (IRE) 7-2 (9-9) Tracked leaders, went 2nd going well 2f out, led entering final furlong, ridden and stayed on well, won at Catterick 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) sft beating Linguine (9-0) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Art History (IRE) 11-1 (9-0) Led until over 3f out, soon weakened, 9th of 12, 15l behind Flashman (8-6) at York 2m hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Merchant of Dubai 5-2fav (9-3) In touch in 4th, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, went 2nd near finish, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 6l behind Silver Samba (8-7) at Haydock 1m 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Hawk Mountain (UAE) 10-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, led over 2f out, soon ridden and hard pressed, stayed on gamely final furlong, won at Thirsk 2m hcp 0-75 (5) gd beating My Destination (8-9) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Harrison's Cave 7-2 (9-2) Tracked leader, lost place 4f out, outpaced over 3f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace final 2f, never on terms, 5th of 7, 5l behind Major Domo (8-12) at Newcastle 2m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Aleksandar 16-1 (8-4) Tracked leaders, effort over 3f out, soon lost place, 10th of 12, 22l behind Flashman (8-6) at York 2m hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Major Domo (FR) 9-2 (8-12) In touch, joined leader halfway, led over 6f out, driven and headed narrowly over 2f out, soon ridden, rallied to regain lead final 50 yards, won at Newcastle 2m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul beating Petella (8-4) by hd, 7 ran.
La Bacouetteuse (FR) 6-1 (11-0) Held up in rear and in touch, went 2nd about 8f out, pressed winner over 2f out, ridden and hung right 1f out, kept on and lost 2nd place close home, 3rd of 4, 6l behind Golden Future (9-11) at Musselburgh 2m am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) gd.
Mason Hindmarsh 8-1 (8-13) Led, headed over 6f out, lost place over 3f out, soon ridden, no impression final 2f, 6th of 7, 8l behind Major Domo (8-12) at Newcastle 2m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.