There are question marks hanging over most of these but SWEET TALKING GUY is back in the right grade and on a winning mark after being outclassed at Ascot. He won here last July so can have no excuses today. Chris Wall's runners are always worth a second look here and Emerald Sea was second in a maiden handicap over track and trip last year. She could go close if blinkers have the desired effect while Miakora should do better after a recent pipe-opener. Uprise should also strip fitter today and makes more appeal than Senora Lobo and the returning Aaranyow.
Emerald Sea 12-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, headway inside final furlong, never on terms, 6th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Italian Tom (9-7) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Sweet Talking Guy (IRE) 20-1 (8-7) Mid-division stands side, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 18, 20l behind Intrinsic (9-7) at Ascot 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in May.
Uprise 14-1 (9-2) Behind, driven 2f out, headway under pressure over 1f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, never reached leaders, 8th of 13, 2 1/2l behind Shifting Star (9-2) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in May.
Aaranyow (IRE) 8-1 (8-6) Raced wide tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 2nd of 11, 2l behind Tom Sawyer (9-5) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Aug.
Miakora 40-1 (8-2) Chased leaders, ridden and faded inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 7l behind Ada Lovelace (8-5) at Yarmouth 6f fll hcp (0-75) (5) gf.
Senora Lobo (IRE) 7-1 (8-8) Tracked leader, took keen hold, ridden over 1f out, kept on, 3rd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Night Trade (9-1) at Chepstow 5f hcp (6) sft.
Copper To Gold 40-1 (8-9) Awkward start, soon led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened from over 1f out, 8th of 10, 10l behind Ellies Image (8-6) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in May.
Jack Barker 20-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, under pressure halfway, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 11, 14l behind Absolute Bearing (9-9) at Redcar 6f amat mdn hcap 0-65 (6) gs in May.