Shadowtime won at his favourite course once again when successful at Beverley last week. But he's worth taking on under a penalty and KIWI BAY gets another chance. The latter went very close at Thirsk four days ago with Kingscroft and Fazza behind and drops down a grade for this. The latter won last year's renewal but True Pleasure makes more appeal having finished runner-up at Carlisle last time with Toto Skyllachy back in fifth.
Shadowtime 12-1 (9-7) Close up, headway to lead over 1f out soon joined, ridden and headed inside final furlong, rallied to lead again towards finish, won at Beverley 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul beating Rocket Ronnie (9-1) by nk, 7 ran.
Kingscroft (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 17, 3l behind Osteopathic Remedy (9-4) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-90 (3) sft.
True Pleasure (IRE) 5-1 (9-12) In touch, switched left and headway over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, nearest finish, 2nd of 6, 1l behind Jacob Black (9-1) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Toto Skyllachy 10-3fav (10-0) Chased leaders, under pressure over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 6, 6l behind Jacob Black (9-1) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Kiwi Bay 20-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, every chance over 2f out, led over 1f out, headed close home, no extra, 2nd of 17, nk behind Osteopathic Remedy (9-4) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-90 (3) sft.
Fazza 12-1 (8-9) Behind until some late headway, never nearer, 7th of 17, 8l behind Osteopathic Remedy (9-4) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-90 (3) sft.
Naoise (IRE) 13-8fav (9-4) Tracked winner, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 4, 6l behind Mishaal (9-7) at Carlisle 1m clm stks (5) gd in Jul.
Dolphin Rock 10-1 (9-13) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 7l behind Excellent Puck (9-10) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul.
Icy Blue 7-1 (9-6) In rear, ridden over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, never nearer, 6th of 11, 4l behind Thankyou Very Much (9-7) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.