Imishvalla has rattled up a hat-trick at Pontefract over the last month but is going to find this a lot tougher with another 6lb to carry on ground softer than ideal. Zain Empire was beaten less than a length at Newmarket earlier this month and is still heading in the right direction but Hatsaway races over 1m for the first time and Grevillea looks worth opposing again. Torrid is making a belated reappearance but there are possibilities about Basem, Man Of Harlech and BEACH BAR who have had a mid-season break. The latter represents a yard in good form and he looked a real mudlark at Haydock in June. The booking of Ryan Moore is a positive so he gets the vote.
Torrid 5-2fav (9-5) Tracked leaders on outer, led over 1f out, soon clear, very easy, won at Nottingham 1m 2yo mdn (5) gd in Oct beating Saab Almanal (9-5) by 8l, 12 ran.
Basem 4-9fav (9-1) Dwelt, took keen hold, tracked leaders, effort over 2f out, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, driven and no impression inside final furlong, 2nd of 4, 2 1/4l behind Crowdmania (8-12) at Beverley 1m con stks (4) gs in May.
Beach Bar (IRE) 2-1 (9-4) Steadied start keen in touch in rear, pushed along and headway over 2f out, effort over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, led post, won at Haydock 1m 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) sft in Jun beating Lesha (8-10) by shd, 7 ran.
Man Of Harlech 8-11fav (9-4) Raced freely with leader, every chance over 2f out, soon ridden and weakened, 3rd of 5, 3 1/2l behind Spark Plug (9-4) at Doncaster 1m 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd in May.
Hatsaway (IRE) 11-4 (9-5) Tracked winner 2f, tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, kept on one pace final 2f, 4th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Pleasant Valley (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 2f 3yo mdn (4) gf.
Imshivalla (IRE) 5-2 (8-6) Made all, quickened clear over 1f out, readily, won at Pontefract 1m 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd beating Lockhart (8-12) by 2 1/2l, 6 ran.
Zain Empire 15-8fav (9-6) Held up in touch, closed over 3f out, led well over 1f out, soon edged left and ridden, headed inside final furlong, held towards finish, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Green Zone (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Grevillea (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Held up, headway 2f out, not clear run over 1f out, ridden and stayed on to go 3rd inside final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 9, 4 1/2l behind Between Wickets (9-2) at Salisbury 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf.