Lucky Numbers defeat of Mey Blossom was boosted by the subsequent success of the runner-up over the weekend and Paul Green's gelding has every chance of following up back on the Fibresand but a 4lb rise for that latest win makes this more difficult and it may be worth siding with CONFESSIONAL, who gets the verdict ahead of Invincible Lad. Eric Alston's gelding has been running consistently well in recent outings on turf and has to be respected back on the Fibresand today off what seems a fair mark. Captain Carey was not disgraced at The Curragh on his most recent outing but seems a shade high in the weights, while Alan Bailey's Imprimis Tagula should appreciate the return from turf but faces no easy task under 9st 11lb. Declan Carroll's Mon Brav was awarded the race in the stewards room at York last time and is only 3lbs higher now so he has to be respected but preference is for Confessional. Tim Easterby's gelding is only 4lbs higher than when a good winner over course and distance in May and has been running well on turf of late so he looks worth siding with for his in-form yard.
Imprimis Tagula (IRE) 16-1 (8-4) Chased leaders on inside, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 12, 8l behind Kyllachy Star (9-7) at Chester 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gs.
Captain Carey 6-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden into 4th 1f out, kept on when hampered 50 yards out, no extra, 5th of 11, 1 1/4l behind Bay Knight (9-3) at Curragh 5f hcap gd in Jul.
Invincible Lad (IRE) 8-1 (9-9) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 5th of 12, 2 1/2l behind Kingdom Of Light (9-11) at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Lucky Numbers (IRE) 7-2fav (9-6) In rear stands side trio, headway over 2f out to chase standside leader, kept on to lead overall well inside final furlong, won at Catterick 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jul beating Mey Blossom (8-9) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Luscivious 14-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, weakened over 1f out, never dangerous, last of 14, 12l behind Hotham (9-11) at York 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jun.
Baby Strange 16-1 (9-2) Towards rear stands side group, ridden and edged right over 1f out, kept on final furlong, 5th of 16, 8l behind Lowdown (9-0) at Hamilton 6f hcp 105 (2) gs in Jul.
Confessional 16-1 (8-13) In touch towards near side, headway over 1f out, stayed on to to 2nd final 100 yards, never any chance with easy winner, 2nd of 13, 1 3/4l behind Perfect Blossom (8-5) at Goodwood 5f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul.
Doric Lady 7-1 (9-1) Awkward leaving stalls and slowly into stride, always in rear, last of 11, 22l behind Astrophysical Jet (9-10) at Newmarket 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul.
Mon Brav 9-2 (9-2) Tracked leaders, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, ridden and upsides winner when bumped inside final furlong, kept on gamely towards finish, just failed (awarded race), won at York 5f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul beating Diman Waters (9-7) by ns, 8 ran.
Bonnie Prince Blue 3-1 (9-10) Close up, ridden and switched right over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 5l behind Mister Hardy (9-12) at Hamilton 6f clm stks (6) gs in Jul.
La Capriosa 50-1 (8-4) Chased leaders over 3f, 10th of 17, 6l behind Hamoody (8-11) at Goodwood 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jul.