A Mark Johnston representative has won this three times in recent years including last season's renewal and SENNOCKIAN STAR looks to have every chance. The latter just failed to land a hat trick at Newmarket last week and a similar effort could see him come out best against his elders. Most of Vasily's penalty for winning at Nottingham is negated by an apprentice's allowance but he's still facing a tough task under a heavy burden as is Viewpoint. But the Hannon charge should have come on for last month's recent reappearance at Newmarket and makes more appeal than Tenure, who looks up against it in this grade.
Vasily 4-1 (9-8) Soon led, pressed from 2f out until inside final furlong, kept on well towards finish, won at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 105 (2) gf beating Trader Jack (9-6) by 3/4l, 5 ran.
Viewpoint (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Nabucco (9-5) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Jun.
Sennockian Star 3-1 (8-13) Led, raced wide alone from 7f out, headed 3f out, ridden to challenge winner entering final furlong, every chance when rider dropped whip well inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind Tha'ir (9-7) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf.
Tenure 4-1 (8-13) Towards rear, headway on outer from 3f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on to go 2nd close home, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Spirit Of The Law (9-0) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Apr.