Ruth Carr has her string in good form at the moment and her Ninth House has to be respected in this competitive handicap after success at Redcar earlier in the week but with the ground looking against him we instead prefer ROSKO while Kalasam is well handicapped on the pick of his old form. Four pounds has been added to the pick¿s mark after he scored with a tad more in hand than the bare result suggests last time. That victory can in similar conditions so there are no concerns on that front and with doubts surround his main rivals he should follow up. Ninth House got up to score on Wednesday, finally showing a similar level of form to that he's shown on the polytrack. The six pounds penalty added for that success still has him well treated according to his all-weather mark but with all of his best work coming on fast ground the recent rain is a definite negative. Kalasam is capable of a big run off of his current rating based on his old form but those runs are becoming a distant memory. Border Owl is also an interesting contender but he too has to recover some form so in a wide open handicap Rosko gets the call.
Celtic Step 7-1 (9-9) In rear, shaken up over 2f out, no real headway, eased, 14th of 16, 27l behind Zomerlust (9-10) at York 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Mujaadel (USA) 7-1 (9-2) Led, raced keenly, headed 8f out, hampered on inside soon after, remained prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 9l behind Mick's Dancer (8-12) at Chester 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Tiger Dream 12-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 7th of 12, 6l behind Celtic Change (9-8) at Beverley 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Border Owl (IRE) 13-2 (9-5) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, kept on, never nearer, 5th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Bold Marc (9-10) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Silver Hotspur 33-1 (9-6) Mid-division, weakened over 3f out, last of 16, 36l behind Zomerlust (9-10) at York 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Rosko 5-1 (8-10) In touch, ridden over 3f out, headway under pressure over 1f out, stayed on strongly inside final furlong to lead near finish, won at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jun beating My Mate Mal (8-4) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Count Ceprano (IRE) 13-2 (9-8) Held up, ridden and no impression over 2f out, 7th of 10, 7l behind Tuxedo (9-6) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul.
French Art 3-1fav (9-13) Raced keenly, tracked winner, pushed along over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 18l behind Tom Tower (9-4) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Jul.
Inside Story (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, in rear, headway 2f out, never dangerous, 7th of 16, 10l behind Zomerlust (9-10) at York 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Kildare Sun (IRE) 4-1fav (9-6) Held up mid-division, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 15, 19l behind Glenridding (9-4) at Chester 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Kalasam 9-1 (10-5) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 15, 2 1/2l behind The Last Alzao (9-8) at Beverley 1m 2f (6) gf in Jul.
Mozayada (USA) 20-1 (9-3) Led, ridden and headed well over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 7, 17l behind Folly Lodge (9-13) at Doncaster 1m flls hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Jul.
Ninth House (USA) 13-2 (9-6) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, switched left well over 1f out, led entering final furlong, pushed out near finish, won at Redcar 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul beating Wiseman's Diamond (9-1) by 3/4l, 17 ran.
Steel Stockholder 12-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, in rear, ridden and headway over 2f out, stayed on, 4th of 12, 1 1/2l behind Flapper (8-8) at York 1m 3yo app hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.