LUCKY DAN is put forward ahead of Caranbola and Soul Sista in a race where plenty have claims. They include last time out winners Secret City and Island Legend who both raced prominently when winning but could use up plenty of energy in trying to get a racing position from their high draws. Milton Bradley's charge is unexposed and won easily but a mark of 75 could overface him as the fourth was beaten off 52 next time. Soul Sista has more to prove in terms of recent achievements having shown little in three starts this term but she has come down the weights as a result and is interesting on the pick of last year's efforts. Caranbola is another filly that has come down the weights but she did show signs of returning to form when finishing third in a small field last time. She has won for Alan Munro in the past and may be able to build on that run. The suggestion is Lucky Dan who hasn't been easy to catch right throughout his career but he did run one of his better races when staying on strongly over five at Pontefract suggesting that he was well worth another try at this trip. La Capriosa continues to impress but she's been handed another rise in the weights and could find that at least one of her rivals is better handicapped. Blown It escaped with a 3lb rise for his win at Ayr and could be very interesting but there's a suspicion that he needs things to fall right so we'll take a chance with Lucky Dan.
Island Legend (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Made all, stayed on well, won at Wolverhampton 5f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol beating South African (8-12) by 4 1/2l, 13 ran.
Ishe Mac 12-1 (8-1) Raced keenly, soon led, headed 3f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 17l behind Kyllachy Star (8-11) at York 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in May.
Blown It (USA) 12-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, going well and nowhere to go from over 1f out, squeezed between horses inside final furlong, pushed out to lead final stride, won at Ayr 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf beating Lucky Numbers (9-6) by nk, 5 ran.
Red Kyte 9-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, soon ridden to go prominent, chased winner soon after, driven over 1f out, no impression when lost 2nd and weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 9l behind Mister Tinktastic (9-4) at Pontefract 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Real Diamond 12-1 (9-5) Tracked leader, keen early, driven and weakened over 2f out, last of 7, 23l behind She's In The Money (8-8) at Newcastle 7f 3yo fll hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Gower Valentine 10-1 (9-7) Mid-division, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 11, 19l behind Mister Tinktastic (8-11) at Carlisle 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
La Capriosa 4-1fav (9-5) Dwelt and hampered start, soon close up, pushed along halfway, ridden and headway over 1f out, chased winner approaching final furlong, not quicken and lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 13, 1/2l behind Speedy Senorita (9-1) at Beverley 5f fll hcp (5) gd.
Caranbola 9-1 (9-0) With leader, ridden to lead 1f out, kept on until headed and no extra final 100 yards, 3rd of 7, 4l behind Midnight Fantasy (9-7) at Newcastle 6f fll hcp (5) gf.
Soul Sista (IRE) 14-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, not clear run and lost place 3f out, behind after, 9th of 10, 10l behind Klynch (9-4) at Haydock 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Jul.
Dispol Grand (IRE) 4-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, driven and outpaced over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 5, 3 1/2l behind Corton Charlemagne (9-4) at Newcastle 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Lucky Dan (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, towards rear, headway entering final furlong, ran on towards finish, 4th of 12, 1 1/2l behind King Of Swords (8-12) at Pontefract 5f hcap (5) gf.
Secret City (IRE) 9-2fav (9-1) Awkward leaving stalls, recovered to lead after 1f, ridden over 1f out, all out, won at Ayr 6f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jul beating Blackwell Nation (9-1) by nk, 11 ran.
Alacity (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Soon led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 15, 10l behind Royal Defence (9-0) at Thirsk 1m mdn stks (4) gd in Jul.