Houston Dynimo went close in amateur company at Haydock last time and should be thereabouts again but THE OIL MAGNATE makes more appeal. He finished third over a longer trip at Doncaster three weeks ago but scored over C&D off today's mark last season. Law To Himself would prefer a faster surface while Pandorica's best form has been over shorter trips so far. Bavarian Nordic went close last time but hasn't won since 2008 and both of Mark Johnston's runners are hard to predict.
Houston Dynimo (IRE) 10-3fav (10-2) Held up in rear, ridden to close over 2f out, close 3rd entering final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Call Of Duty (9-9) at Haydock 1m 4f ladies hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Law To Himself (IRE) 16-1 (8-8) Mid-division, lost place over 3f out, 7th of 9, 10l behind Brockfield (8-9) at Ripon 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
The Oil Magnate 6-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, ridden to chase leader over 1f out, one pace and lost 2nd place last 100 yards, 3rd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Handles For Forks (9-5) at Doncaster 1m 7f app hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Jun.
Pandorica 10-1 (9-0) Keen in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 11, 6l behind Bute Street (9-5) at Bath 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun.
Bavarian Nordic (USA) 9-1 (8-12) In rear, headway on inside 2f out, switched right over 1f out, ridden and stayed on to go 3rd near finish, 3rd of 15, 1 1/4l behind Asterales (9-1) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Jun.
Quiet Appeal (IRE) 16-1 (8-4) Led, ridden and headed 3f out, weakened 2f out, 9th of 11, 37l behind Mubaraza (9-6) at Newmarket 1m 5f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Za'lan (USA) 3-1 (9-7) With leader, ridden over 2f out, edged right over 1f out, soon weakened, 4th of 7, 11l behind Madam Lilibet (8-3) at Hamilton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
A Southside Boy (GER) 25-1 (8-1) Held up in rear, outpaced 4f out, soon ridden, edged left under pressure over 1f out, never on terms, 6th of 7, 6l behind Brook Star (8-11) at Redcar 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Aug.