Most of these are struggling for form but COCKNEY SPARROW made a decent effort on her return to the Flat at York in May. She gets a token vote in a poor handicap on her comeback. A penalty for scoring at Beverley may scupper Discay's chances as he'd been found wanting off lower marks before that while Aegaeus, though in fine form on the all-weather early in the year, has gone backwards on Turf. Next Edition never threatened despite finishing third at Chester last time and Ebony Express is 5lb higher than June's win at Musselburgh but could still prove best of the rest.
Next Edition (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, ran on final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 8, 6l behind Zenafire (9-1) at Chester 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Memory Cloth 11-4 (9-7) Tracked leaders, chased clear winner over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 6, 7l behind Toto Skyllachy (10-0) at Carlisle 1m 1f clm stks (5) gf.
Aegaeus 10-3 (9-6) Always in rear, never going, eased final furlong, 6th of 7, 18l behind Colinca's Lad (8-12) at Yarmouth 1m 3f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Cockney Sparrow 7-2fav (9-0) In touch, headway over 2f out, ridden and not much room over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 6th of 18, 2 1/2l behind Cousin Khee (9-1) at York 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in May.
Royal Peculiar 5-1 (9-5) Led, headed over 2f out, soon ridden, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 12l behind Zenafire (8-4) at Haydock 1m 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Handsome Ransom 16-1 (9-8) Held up towards rear, ridden and struggling over 3f out, last of 12, well behind Arc Light (9-4) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Jul.
Discay 2-1fav (9-5) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd over 1f out, pushed along and stayed on to lead close home, won at Beverley 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gf beating King Kurt (9-12) by 1/2l, 6 ran.
Jawaab (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Mid-division, lost place over 3f out, soon behind, 9th of 10, 26l behind Hawk Mountain (9-7) at Thirsk 2m hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Ebony Express 3-1 (10-4) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 3rd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Spin Cast (10-6) at Carlisle 1m 3f ladies hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
High On A Hill (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 18l behind Beat The Tide (8-11) at Ayr 1m 5f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Jul.