Delightfully tricky and from a shortlist of Steel Stockholder, Avenuesnalleyways and WILLIAM MORGAN, it is the last-named who is given the tentative nomination. Richard Fahey specialises in big handicaps at the track and this consistent gelding should be happier here than at Chester last time. His earlier second to Derghaam in May wasn't too bad considering he got worked up before the start and off a mark of 77 he is fancied to run a big race. Salerosa is well-handicapped if bouncing back to form, Mandalay King is a course winner and is consistent, whilst Avenuesnalleyways is yet to really prove his effectiveness away from Kempton. Of more interest is Steel Stockholder who has been given a break and Mel Brittain has booked Franny Norton for today's assignment, Saharia shapes as if he might laugh at this mark of 81 at some point, whilst Dancing Maite and Fishforcompliments join Mujaadel on the list of horses who come here with solid recent form to their names. Toto Skyllachy is up 3lb for his narrow beating of Habshan at Doncaster whilst Euston Square is well-handicapped on his old form and needs a market check. The return to this trip will suit Sunnandaeg who was well-backed last time, whilst last-year's winner Smarty Socks is respected along with Northern Fling. Loads to consider but the nod goes to William Morgan.
Northern Fling 20-1 (8-2) Soon outpaced towards rear on outside, never in contention, 9th of 16, 6l behind Parisian Pyramid (8-13) at Windsor 6f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jun.
Game Lad 12-1 (9-2) Always in rear, 8th of 10, 10l behind Ancient Cross (9-0) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Smarty Socks (IRE) 33-1 (9-4) Dwelt, behind, raced center from over 2f out, soon pushed along and headway, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 16, 2 1/2l behind Camerooney (8-9) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Zomerlust 11-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, effort over 1f out, stayed on same pace, 6th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Dance And Dance (9-4) at Chester 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in May.
Euston Square 20-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, in rear and outpaced, headway 2f out on inside, kept on same pace, 4th of 8, 7l behind Northern Fling (8-8) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Toto Skyllachy 14-1 (8-12) Raced keenly, mid-division on outside, headway over 2f out, ridden to lead narrowly when edged left 1f out, stayed on under pressure final furlong, just held on, won at Doncaster 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun beating Habshan (9-7) by shd, 9 ran.
White Deer (USA) 6-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, headway on outside 3f out, ridden and edged right over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 2 1/4l behind Abbondanza (9-2) at Redcar 7f clm stks (5) gf in Jun.
Fishforcompliments 11-1 (9-10) Chased leaders, raced stands side from over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon chased winner, kept on, not quicken, 2nd of 15, 1 1/2l behind Ailsa Craig (9-3) at Carlisle 1m hcap (4) gf in Jun.
Sunnandaeg 9-2 (9-7) Bumped soon after start, mid-division, pushed along halfway, soon ridden, one pace final furlong, 4th of 10, 7l behind Esuvia (9-3) at Redcar 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Mujaadel (USA) 7-2 (9-0) Behind, ridden over 1f out, some late headway, never dangerous, 6th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Amethyst Dawn (8-8) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Golden Shaheen (IRE) 25-1 (8-5) Slowly into stride, in touch, pushed along over 2f out, soon weakened, 9th of 10, 20l behind Camerooney (8-7) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Jun.
Dancing Maite 9-2 (9-3) Tracked leaders, chased clear leader halfway, ridden and every chance over 1f out, stayed on one pace, 3rd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Joe Packet (8-12) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Saharia (IRE) 3-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 11, 6l behind Victory Ide Say (9-7) at Haydock 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Istiqdaam 12-1 (9-6) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, never nearer, 4th of 19, 2l behind Averoo (9-6) at York 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Steel Stockholder 12-1 (8-4) Held up, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 19, 12l behind Deadly Encounter (8-12) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Mar.
Avenuesnalleyways (IRE) 4-1 (9-3) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, lost 2nd when no extra near finish, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Haatheq (9-0) at Leicester 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May.
Diamond Daisy (IRE) 3-1 (10-0) Held up in touch, outpaced 3f out, rallied over 2f out, never a factor, 5th of 8, 19l behind Desert Hunter (8-6) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
William Morgan (IRE) 5-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, outpaced over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on under pressure to go 3rd well inside final furlong, no impression, 3rd of 7, 5l behind Below Zero (9-1) at Chester 7f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Jun.
Salerosa (IRE) 11-1 (8-11) In touch until ridden and weakened final furlong, 8th of 9, 12l behind Jonny Lesters Hair (8-5) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May.
Mandalay King (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) In rear, outpaced over 2f out, ridden and ran on strongly to go 2nd post, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Nufoudh (9-3) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.