A modest heat and not nearly as competitive as the numbers suggest. It would be no surprise to see an improved showing from Opus Maximus while Polar Auroras was third over a similar trip at Newbury eight days ago. Avison and recent course winner Mac Tiernan have to go on the short-list but there should be more to come from the unexposed IMPERIAL WAVE, who could find this trip ideal after weakening inside the final furlong over 1m4f at Lingfield last time. Harrys Yer Man may be best of the rest.
King's Road 10-1 (9-7) Took keen hold, chased leader, ridden and lost 2nd 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 21l behind Taroum (9-4) at Brighton 1m 4f app hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Jul.
Just Five (IRE) 25-1 (9-11) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 14l behind Cheeky Wee Red (9-5) at Ayr 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jul.
Avison (IRE) 11-1 (9-1) Held up mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 7, 18l behind Silver Tigress (9-1) at Chester 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Jul.
Polar Auroras 16-1 (10-3) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, chasing leaders in 3rd when switched right 1f out, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 12, 2 3/4l behind Hamilton Hill (11-2) at Newbury 1m 2f am hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Pastures New 33-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, switched right halfway, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 14, 13l behind Catherine Laboure (8-12) at Lingfield 7f mdn auc stks (6) gf in Jul.
Opus Maximus (IRE) 20-1 (9-10) Always behind, 9th of 12, 11l behind Ostentation (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Jul.
Mac Tiernan (IRE) 9-2 (9-2) Mid-division, headway on outer over 2f out, soon led, ridden and edged right inside final furlong, just held on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jul beating Footstepsofspring (9-10) by hd, 13 ran.
My Mate Jake (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Close up, ridden over 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, 10th of 11, 16l behind Painted Tail (9-11) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Rufus Stone (USA) 20-1 (8-5) Raced stands' side close up, ridden and weakened 2f out, 8th of 10, 26l behind Copperwood (9-4) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Athletic 9-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, headway to lead halfway, ridden and headed over 2f out, chased leaders until weakened well over 1f out, 9th of 11, 10l behind Cha Ching (9-2) at Bath 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) fm in Jul.
Harrys Yer Man 8-1 (8-6) Towards rear, headway on outside over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never troubled leaders, 5th of 11, 4l behind Kyle Of Bute (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jun.
Imperial Wave (IRE) 6-1 (9-4) Held up in mid-division, headway to 4th over 4f out, ridden in 3rd 3f out, no impression, weakened to 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 11l behind Kaiser Wilhelm (8-13) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jul.
Bubbly Bounty 200-1 (8-12) In touch 7f, tailed off, 10th of 11, well behind Marshgate Lane (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo mdn (4) sft in Jul.