MIAMI GATOR goes for the hat-trick and with few of the others in the field impressing of late we side with him to achieve the victory. His latest win earlier this month came when beating a small field at Carlisle by six lengths and with the only concern if the ground becomes softer we side with him to take the win. Cono Zur is the most likely danger having won here before. He was hampered in his most recent start but was hanging badly left prior to this and connections look to the cheek-pieces to prevent a repeat on this occasion. Chardonnay has severely disappointed with two last places from two runs in handicaps this year and although she makes a small amount of appeal in this company we overlook her and side with the in-form Miami Gator.
Binglybonglyboo 100-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden over 3f out, struggling over 2f out, 7th of 11, 6l behind Sunnyside Tom (9-12) at Carlisle 1m clm stks (6) gd in Jul.
The Dial House 20-1 (9-0) Steadied start, held up mid-division, under pressure over 2f out, soon beaten, 6th of 8, 19l behind Count Ceprano (8-6) at Redcar 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) fm in Jul.
King's Sabre 9-4fav (9-1) In rear and keen, ridden and headway over 1f out, switched left inside final furlong, kept on, 4th of 9, 3l behind Miami Gator (8-13) at Hamilton 1m Classified Claiming Stakes (0-65) (3-4yo) (6) gd in Jul.
Ra Junior (USA) 12-1 (9-8) Tracked leader until 4f out, ridden 3f out, one pace final 2f, 4th of 6, 2 1/2l behind Carlitos Spirit (8-9) at Beverley 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Rising Kheleyf (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, soon edged left and weakened, last of 13, 25l behind Fadhb Ar Bith (9-11) at Carlisle 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul.
Cono Zur (FR) 8-1 (8-9) Prominent, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 5th of 8, 6l behind Rasselas (8-12) at Redcar 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) fm in Jul.
Convitezza 66-1 (8-4) Tracked leaders on inside, effort over 3f out, soon ridden and one pace, weakened final furlong, 8th of 9, 17l behind Prime Circle (9-2) at Redcar 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) fm in Jul.
Miami Gator (IRE) 9-4 (8-11) Made all, ridden 2f out, drew clear over 1f out, ran on well, comfortably, won at Carlisle 1m 3yo clm (6) gf beating Jupiter Fidius (8-9) by 6l, 5 ran.
Saxby (IRE) 10-1 (9-6) Held up in rear, ridden over 3f out, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 10l behind Epic (9-2) at Doncaster 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Chardonnay 25-1 (8-9) In touch, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 11, well behind Victory Ide Say (9-7) at Haydock 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.