Koolgreycat hasn't been seen since making all at Musselburgh in May and is racing from 4lb out of the handicap here so preference is for MAJESTIC MANANNAN, who finally came good over this trip at Carlisle last month. Dandy Nicholls' gelding has a penalty to carry here but may well have more improvement in him. Sonko is a speedy sort who shouldn't be far away but Chooseday seems better over 6f and is closely matched with Rusty Rocket on Haydock running in the spring. Dreaming Of Rubies probably has a few pounds too much now so C&D winner El McGlynn may be best of the rest.
Sonko (IRE) 4-1 (8-12) Pushed along to lead, pressed over 3f out, headed over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 7, 16l behind Beau Mistral (8-6) at Chester 5f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Jul.
Chooseday (IRE) 17-2 (9-0) Bumped start, held up, ridden over 2f out, some late headway, never on terms, 5th of 10, 7l behind Athenian (9-1) at Ripon 6f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) sft in Jul.
Rusty Rocket (IRE) 9-2 (9-6) Towards rear and pushed along, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 33l behind Towbee (8-11) at Chester 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Jul.
Dreaming Of Rubies 2-1fav (9-5) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 6, 20l behind Gowanharry (8-13) at Newcastle 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Jun.
El Mcglynn (IRE) 33-1 (7-11) Chased leaders, headway 2f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on, no extra final 75 yards, 5th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Waseem Faris (9-0) at York 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Majestic Manannan (IRE) 7-2 (8-13) Made all, hard ridden over 1f out, stayed on strongly, won at Carlisle 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul beating Ghazeer (8-13) by 3l, 8 ran.
Koolgreycat (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Made all, driven out, won at Musselburgh 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May beating Premier Choice (9-7) by 3/4l, 8 ran.