Man From Seville won a maiden handicap over a shorter trip at Redcar back in May and Rancher picked up a seller over 1m4f on the Polytrack in the same month but TOBACCO is a more recent winner as he scored at Warwick three weeks ago and this looks no tougher despite a 5lb rise. Tim Easterby's charge gets the nod as he should confirm running with Dawn Beat, though the lightly-raced Frederick Alfred could prove a threat. Fitzwilly scored over hurdles last month and may improve on his earlier attempts back on the level.
Pearl Spice (IRE) 28-1 (9-1) Held up in 5th, driven and headway over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 1 3/4l behind Tobacco (8-2) at Warwick 1m 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Rocky Two (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 6th of 8, 15l behind Chant (9-4) at Carlisle 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Dusky Lark 8-1 (9-7) Made most, ridden and headed entering final 3f, chased leader until inside final 2f, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 14, 15l behind Getaway Car (9-2) at Salisbury 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in May.
Man From Seville 8-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, ran on well inside final furlong to lead towards finish, won at Redcar 1m 6f 3yo mdn hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May beating Handiwork (9-6) by 3/4l, 16 ran.
Pursivere 25-1 (8-13) Led until 8f out, chased leader until over 3f out, weakened soon after, 8th of 9, 15l behind Couloir Extreme (9-8) at Windsor 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Moaning Butcher 8-1 (9-1) Pushed along in touch, reminders throughout, kept on from over 1f out, no impression, 4th of 8, 6l behind Attention Seaker (9-7) at Beverley 2m 3yo mdn hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
Tobacco 7-2 (8-2) Held up last, headway towards near side over 1f out, chased leaders inside final furlong, stayed on to lead close home, won at Warwick 1m 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul beating Noor Al Haya (8-2) by nk, 7 ran.
Halling's Wish 25-1 (8-2) Steadied start, held up in last pair, ridden on outside and no impression when edged right 2f out, 6th of 8, 10l behind Argent Knight (9-7) at Sandown 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Rancher (IRE) 4-6fav (8-12) Slowly into stride, took keen hold, held up in last pair, good headway on inside over 2f out, led well over 1f out, ridden clear inside final furlong, won at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo sell stks (6) pol in May beating Hail To Princess (8-7) by 1l, 6 ran.
Dawn Beat 11-1 (8-5) Reminders after start, held up in last pair, pushed along over 2f out, soon beaten, last of 7, 4 1/2l behind Tobacco (8-2) at Warwick 1m 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Frederick Alfred 7-1 (8-10) Steadied and not much room start, held up in last pair, headway over 2f out, soon hung right, stayed on to 3rd and hung right inside final furlong, never going pace to threaten leading duo, 3rd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Choral Prince (9-5) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jun.
Fitzwilly 28-1 (8-7) Took keen hold in mid-division, weakened 3f out, 12th of 14, 20l behind Getaway Car (9-2) at Salisbury 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in May.
Honey Haven (IRE) 50-1 (7-9) Behind, headway over 5f out, never nearer, modest 4th, 4th of 10, 24l behind Nateeja (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jul.
Snow Train 100-1 (8-9) Soon tracked leaders, weakened over 6f out, 6th of 8, 20l behind Northern Meeting (8-9) at Catterick 1m 4f mdn auc stks (5) gf in Jul.
Erica Starprincess 100-1 (8-2) Towards rear, never a factor, 11th of 13, 23l behind Tajheez (9-7) at Haydock 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Jun.