Mick Easterby won this last year and Oil Strike, who is still a maiden on Turf but has won twice on Polytrack, has generally raced at a higher level and is better than his form figures suggest. DISCRESSION has been staying on over 6f on his last two starts, however, and this should be his trip. He's been performing in slightly higher grade and can gain his first success. Eastward Ho needs further, especially on quick ground, but Amoure Medici bounced back to form at Carlisle last time and must have a fair chance from the same mark. Last Destination has won over this trip but appeared to need every yard of Beverley's still mile last month.
Who's Shirl 20-1 (8-10) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, never nearer, 7th of 13, 5l behind L'Ami Louis (9-4) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-85 (4) fm in May.
Oil Strike 16-1 (9-4) Led, ridden and headed inside final furlong, weakened towards finish, 5th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Sir Geoffrey (9-6) at Doncaster 5f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Jul.
Main Beach 10-1 (9-12) Held up in mid-division, headway towards far side over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders, 5th of 15, 2 1/2l behind Mrs Greeley (9-13) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Eastward Ho 7-2fav (9-0) Tracked leaders, hard ridden over 2f out, soon every chance, no extra final furlong, 3rd of 14, 2 3/4l behind Lockantanks (9-9) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jul.
Discression 8-1 (9-1) Mid-division, ridden to chase leaders over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong to take 3rd post, no impression with front pair, 3rd of 15, 2 3/4l behind Pearl Nation (9-0) at Doncaster 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Mcmonagle (USA) 14-1 (8-1) Always towards rear, never a factor, ridden and no impression early straight, eased when beaten final furlong, last of 14, 32l behind Bold Thady Quill (8-7) at Naas 7f hcp gf in Jun.
Nadeen (IRE) 14-1 (9-13) Dwelt, in rear, ridden over 2f out, kept on same and no impression, 5th of 9, 9l behind Florio Vincitore (9-1) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Jul.
Amoure Medici 18-1 (9-2) Pulled hard in rear, hampered after 1f, headway over 2f out, led inside final furlong, soon headed, kept on well, 2nd of 7, hd behind Hayek (9-0) at Carlisle 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul.
Whispered Times (USA) 33-1 (9-11) With leaders, driven over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace under pressure final furlong, 4th of 14, 6l behind Florio Vincitore (9-11) at Redcar 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Music Festival (USA) 16-1 (9-1) Always towards rear, 8th of 9, 15l behind Cyflymder (9-0) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Henry Morgan 14-1 (9-1) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no impression, 6th of 17, 5l behind Sleepy Blue Ocean (9-2) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
No Quarter (IRE) 12-1 (9-8) Keen early held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 12, 5l behind Indian Giver (9-5) at Redcar 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Last Destination (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Held up mid-division and keen, headway on inner over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Beverley 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul beating Sir Trevor (9-3) by nk, 13 ran.
Stilettoesinthemud (IRE) 66-1 (8-10) Always towards rear, 12th of 13, 15l behind Last Destination (8-9) at Beverley 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.