A 6lb penalty could prove beyond It's A Mans World after he scored over 7f at Thirsk last week. Another bold bid is expected but slight preference goes to recent C&D winner APPLAUDE. This doesn't look much tougher despite a 6lb rise and Chris Bealby's charge can go in again. Gadobout Dancer could figure if taking to the surface but Ryedale Dancer was well beaten on his previous start on Fibresand. It's hard to make a serious case for any of the remainder with the likes of Orpen Wilde and Crocodile bay out of sorts.
It's A Mans World 9-2 (8-7) Mid-division, headway on outer 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf beating Fayr Fall (9-3) by nk, 13 ran.
Hyde Lea Flyer 20-1 (9-5) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 6l behind Strong Man (9-6) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (6) pol in Jul.
Gadobout Dancer 10-1 (9-1) Fly leapt start, held up, headway halfway, ridden to chase leader over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 12, 5l behind Indian Giver (9-5) at Redcar 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Ryedale Dancer (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on final furlong, 3rd of 13, 6l behind It's A Mans World (8-7) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Applaude 40-1 (8-12) Tracked leader, led 3f out, clear over 1f out, readily, won at Southwell 1m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Jul beating Symphony Star (8-12) by 1 1/2l, 12 ran.
Nicholas Pocock (IRE) 14-1 (8-6) Tracked leaders, ridden and lost place over 3f out, 9th of 10, 10l behind Five Hearts (8-5) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Kata Rock (USA) 33-1 (8-11) With leader, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 21l behind Xclaim (9-11) at Pontefract 1m 2f mdn hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Jul.
Orpen Wide (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, towards rear on outer, ridden over 4f out, never dangerous, 9th of 11, 20l behind Kung Hei Fat Choy (9-10) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Jul.
Spin A Wish 25-1 (8-8) Led at good pace, ridden over 2f out, narrowly headed when hampered inside final furlong, lost places, unable to recover, 4th of 12, 2l behind Tazaamun (9-5) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Jul.
Meydan Style (USA) 28-1 (8-10) Held up in touch, lost place over 2f out, 10th of 11, 13l behind Oakbrook (8-11) at Catterick 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul.
Crocodile Bay (IRE) 40-1 (8-9) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, one pace over 1f out, 9th of 13, 9l behind Muftarres (9-5) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Amber Moon 66-1 (8-5) Towards rear, kept on, never on terms, 6th of 12, 16l behind Soopacal (9-6) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-65 (6) std in Jul.
Tresabella 33-1 (7-13) Held up in touch, lost place over 5f out, last and struggling over 3f out, 6th of 7, 37l behind Fine Altomis (9-2) at Musselburgh 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Jun.