Masamah won last year's inaugural running off a lower mark when beating Racy and Zero Money. He should go well again but found DEMORA too good at Musselburgh last month. That was the latter's first run of the year so he gets the nod with further progress expected. A Listed winner last year, Morawij could also figure and makes more appeal than the progressive Intrinsic, raised a further 6lb for landing a hat-trick when successful at Goodwood. Robot Boy is another enjoying a winning streak but he has a 9lb hike to contend with and Lancelot Du Lac is better over 6f. B Fifty Two, Milly's Gift and Sandfrankskipsgo all won lower grade sprints last time while Top Boy was engaged to run at York yesterday.
Morawij 9-4 (9-9) Not much room leaving stalls, chased leaders, outpaced and lost place over 2f out, well beaten final furlong, last of 7, 14l behind Smoothtalkinrascal (9-7) at Musselburgh 5f cond Stakes (2) gf in Apr.
Demora 10-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, led inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Musselburgh 5f hcp (4yo+) (2) sft in Jun beating Masamah (9-5) by 1 1/4l, 17 ran.
Masamah (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on to take 2nd place towards finish, 2nd of 17, 1 1/4l behind Demora (8-8) at Musselburgh 5f hcp (4yo+) (2) sft in Jun.
Lancelot Du Lac (ITY) 33-1 (9-2) Raced far side, chased leaders, led group and hung left over 1f out, lost group lead final 75 yards, no chance with main group leaders, 12th of 28, 6l behind Baccarat (9-2) at Royal Ascot 6f hcp 0-110 (2) gf in Jun.
Robot Boy (IRE) 10-3fav (9-7) Tracked leaders, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon clear, ran on well, won at Newcastle 5f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jun beating Another Wise Kid (9-5) by 3l, 13 ran.
Bogart 8-1 (9-6) Led stands side group but not on terms with centre group, headed halfway, weakened over 1f out, 17th of 19, 25l behind Monsieur Joe (9-6) at York 5f hcp 0-105 (2) gs in May.
Dungannon 33-1 (8-10) Raced far side, held up and behind, never a factor, 21st of 28, 15l behind Baccarat (9-2) at Royal Ascot 6f hcp 0-110 (2) gf in Jun.
Ballesteros 16-1 (9-2) Mid-division, badly hampered over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 17, 22l behind Demora (8-8) at Musselburgh 5f hcp (4yo+) (2) sft in Jun.
Racy 33-1 (9-1) Raced near side, chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened final 100 yards, 10th of 28, 5l behind Baccarat (9-2) at Royal Ascot 6f hcp 0-110 (2) gf in Jun.
Intrinsic 9-4fav (9-4) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, edged left and ran on inside final furlong, led post, won at Goodwood 6f hcp 105 (2) sft in May beating Ashpan Sam (9-12) by hd, 10 ran.
Riskit Fora Biskit (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Led narrowly, ridden and headed over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 4l behind Hay Chewed (8-12) at Ayr 5f fll lst stks (1) gf in Jun.
Zero Money (IRE) 66-1 (8-6) Raced centre, led group and prominent overall, pushed along halfway, headed in group well over 1f out, weakened over 1f out, 26th of 28, 20l behind Baccarat (9-2) at Royal Ascot 6f hcp 0-110 (2) gf in Jun.
B Fifty Two (IRE) 7-4fav (9-12) Made all, ridden over 1f out, edged slightly right inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Chester 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gs in Jun beating Jillnextdoor (9-9) by 3l, 6 ran.
Burning Thread (IRE) 33-1 (9-11) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, lost place after 1f, ridden over 2f out, soon well held, 10th of 13, 14l behind Robot Boy (9-7) at Newcastle 5f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jun.
Discussiontofollow (IRE) 8-1 (8-10) Soon tracked leaders in near side group, not much room when improved travelling smoothly from 2f out, no impression inside final furlong, stayed on well closing stages, 3rd of 23, 3/4l behind Line Of Reason (8-3) at Curragh 6f hcp gf in Jun.
Milly's Gift 8-1 (9-2) In touch, headway over 1f out, quickened to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Sandown 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd beating Ajjaadd (9-8) by 1/2l, 15 ran.
Top Boy 12-1 (7-13) Held up off the pace towards rear, headway towards far side 2f out, squeezed through and strong run inside final furlong, led close home, won at York 5f hcp 105 (2) gs in May beating Body And Soul (9-5) by nk, 18 ran.
Sandfrankskipsgo 7-1 (9-12) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Newmarket 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun beating Holley Shiftwell (9-4) by nk, 7 ran.
Barnet Fair 13-2 (9-6) Held up in rear, headway when not clear run over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 7l behind Robot Boy (9-7) at Newcastle 5f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jun.
Speed Hawk (USA) 11-4fav (8-13) Chased leaders, under pressure over 1f out, stayed on well towards finish, 2nd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Extortionist (9-7) at Newmarket 5f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jun.