Plenty of runners but a race short on class and one who can show enough to win it is PROVOST, while the dangers are cited as Island Chief and Nuit Sombre. The last-named comes from a stable in good form and won a claimer at Redcar over 7f recently. However, he was unable to follow up in handicap from 3lbs lower last time and is taken on. Island Chief finds winning difficult but regularly makes the frame as he did in a Hamilton claimer last time. Nonethless Jamie Spencer is booked and fortunes may improve as a result. If he turns up then Abu Dubai has to have claims but preference is for Provost. Mick Easterby's six-year-old has a fast ground turf win to his name, comes here in good form and looks to be on a mark that can enable him to win again.
San Silvestro (IRE) 3-1fav (8-7) Took keen hold, chased leaders, every chance from 3f out, hard ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 5th of 9, 3l behind Applaude (9-3) at Musselburgh 1m 1f 4yo sell stks (6) gd in Jul.
Island Chief 4-1 (8-9) Tracked leader, ridden to lead over 2f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, won at Ayr 7f clm stks (5) gd beating Kashimin (8-13) by 3/4l, 5 ran.
Provost 7-1 (9-10) Slowly into stride, in rear, not clear run over 2f out, headway on inside over 1f out, ran on, no impression on winner, 2nd of 11, 2 3/4l behind Glenridding (10-0) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Jul.
Nuit Sombre (IRE) 2-1fav (9-6) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened well inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 2 1/4l behind Ellies Image (8-13) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
Fortunate Bid (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Always behind, 12th of 14, 17l behind Call Of Duty (9-7) at Carlisle 1m ladies hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Abu Dubai (IRE) 15-2 (9-4) Prominent, ridden to challenge over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 5l behind Mr Chocolate Drop (8-8) at Redcar 1m hcp 0-65 (6) fm in Jul.
Bere Davis (FR) 7-2fav (9-9) Raced more towards stands rail and well on terms with main group leaders, hung left and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 14, 9l behind Poca A Poca (9-4) at Chepstow 1m ladies hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Efidium 25-1 (8-13) Missed break, always behind, 5th of 9, 13l behind Prime Circle (9-2) at Redcar 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) fm in Jul.
Top Jaro (FR) 28-1 (8-11) Mid-division, behind halfway, soon beaten, 12th of 14, 22l behind Mr Chocolate Drop (8-8) at Redcar 1m hcp 0-65 (6) fm in Jul.
Kheskianto (IRE) 20-1 (8-5) Held up towards rear, headway on outside 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 12, 3l behind Bajan Pride (9-8) at Beverley 7f sell stks (6) gf in Jul.
Mississippian (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, outpaced 2f out, no impression final furlong, 8th of 14, 12l behind Call Of Duty (9-7) at Carlisle 1m ladies hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Kladester (USA) 9-2 (9-5) Soon led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 9, 9l behind Dabbers Ridge (9-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jul.
Secret Hero 9-1 (9-2) Soon pushed along in mid-divison, never a factor, 8th of 9, 23l behind Only A Splash (9-0) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Jul.
Vogarth 100-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride, towards rear, never dangerous, 11th of 12, 13l behind Abbondanza (9-2) at Redcar 7f clm stks (5) gf in Jun.
Prigsnov Dancer (IRE) 25-1 (9-6) Towards rear, headway on outer 2f out, ridden over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 8th of 12, 7l behind Two Turtle Doves (10-4) at Thirsk 6f ladies hcp 0-55 (6) gf in Jul.
Kwami Biscuit 16-1 (8-2) Pulled hard, close up, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened, 8th of 9, well behind Escape Artist (8-7) at Beverley 2m 3yo mdn hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.