It's All A Game is generally consistent and, though it was over a mile that he gained a comfortable success at Newcastle last month, he scored over this trip at Southwell in April. However, he's now on his highest mark and may struggle to cope unlike Viking Warrior, who has slumped in the ratings as the consequence of not winning for two years and would have to have a chance if anywhere near his best. GONINODAETHAT has won three times in his career, all on this track including over 6f last month. He pulled too hard at Hamilton on Thursday but Graham Lee will ensure that won't be the case here and he gets the vote. Further rain would aid the cause of Rioja Day, whose only success came on heavy ground at Windsor.
Mazeppa 12-1 (9-1) Raced wide towards rear, effort 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 24l behind Another For Joe (8-10) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gs in May.
Rioja Day (IRE) 15-2 (8-12) Led to halfway, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 6l behind Mandalay King (8-12) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Jebel Tara 8-1 (8-11) Raced wide mid-division, ridden over 3f out, short lived effort over 1f out, 8th of 12, 13l behind Sam Spade (9-5) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in May.
Natures Law (IRE) 9-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 11l behind Push Me (9-13) at Hamilton 1m fll hcp (5) gd in May.
Goninodaethat 14-1 (8-1) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 11, 7l behind Mandalay King (8-12) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
It's All A Game 11-4 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, ran on, won at Newcastle 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) sft in May beating Green Zone (9-7) by 3 1/2l, 9 ran.
Viking Warrior (IRE) 18-1 (8-11) In rear, ridden 3f out, kept on final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 12, 9l behind Imperator Augustus (8-13) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in May.
Lomond Lassie 20-1 (8-8) Broke well, mid-division, ridden 3f out, stayed on from over 1f out, closing towards finish, 4th of 10, 3l behind Twin Appeal (9-4) at Musselburgh 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Twenty Roses (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Led until over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 7th of 14, 13l behind Penhill (9-7) at Nottingham 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-65 (5) gd in Apr.
Galilee Chapel (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, not trouble leaders, 7th of 10, 11l behind Remember Rocky (8-9) at Hamilton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in May.
Penny Pursuits 16-1 (8-11) Towards rear, badly outpaced over 3f out, kept on from over 1f out, went 3rd close home, 3rd of 5, 16l behind Sitting Pritty (9-0) at Catterick 6f fll mdn auc stks (6) sft in May.