The speed should come down the nearside here from Mister Laurel and KERRYS REQUIEM, and the latter is given the nod to avenge last week's Newcastle defeat to Richard Fahey's charge. Kerry's Requiem had previously been very unlucky not to score here over course and distance when hampered and no better than third behind Bajan Tryst, and Mick Channon's filly was then beaten four lengths by Mister Laurel at Gosforth Park. She is now 8lbs better off with that rival and we will give her the nod to turn the tables. She acts on good ground and won't mind if it rains. Viking Spirit is well handicapped on old form and will relish further rain should it come, but he was beaten a mile at York last time and you'd be hard pressed to lump on on that evidence. Red Cape would prefer faster ground than this to be at his best, while Atlantic Story is thrown in on the best of his form on artificial surfaces, but is only one from 18 on turf. Tabaret is another about whom there are going concerns unless things dry out and we will give another chance to Kerrys Requiem.
Tabaret 9-1 (9-5) Dwelt, soon in touch, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 17, 4l behind Striking Spirit (9-11) at York 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul.
Viking Spirit 14-1 (9-1) Raced stands side with one other, always behind, 18th of 19, 18l behind Knot In Wood (9-4) at York 6f hcp 105 (2) gd in Jul.
Atlantic Story (USA) 12-1 (9-8) Chased leaders, ridden and edged left over 1f out, one pace, 4th of 17, 4l behind Striking Spirit (9-11) at York 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul.
Bond City (IRE) 33-1 (9-4) Raced far side, held up in rear, headway on outer of group over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 6th of 22, 5l behind Johannes (9-0) at Goodwood 6f hcap (2) gd in Jul.
Kerrys Requiem (IRE) 5-1 (9-7) Keen early, held up, headway to chase winner over 1f out, soon ridden and kept on, no impression, 2nd of 7, 4l behind Mister Laurel (8-7) at Newcastle 6f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gs in Jul.
Ajigolo 40-1 (9-6) Slowly into stride, behind, ridden and headway over 2f out, no impression on leaders over 1f out, 12th of 17, 8l behind Striking Spirit (9-11) at York 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul.
Red Cape (FR) 3-1 (9-8) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Sudden Impact (9-12) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jul.
Capucci 15-2 (9-7) Headway over 5f out, challenging when hung left from over 1f out, led entering final furlong, headed towards finish, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Major Phil (8-9) at Wolverhampton 7f fll hcp (4) pol in Jun.
Mister Laurel 11-2 (8-7) Made all, ridden over 1f out, stayed on well final furlong, won at Newcastle 6f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gs in Jul beating Kerrys Requiem (9-7) by 4l, 7 ran.
Bel Cantor 12-1 (8-12) Led, ridden and headed approaching 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 11th of 12, 13l behind Sunrise Safari (9-1) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jul.
Malcheek (IRE) 20-1 (9-9) Raced keenly, pressed leader, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 16, 21l behind Zomerlust (9-10) at York 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.