Mark Johnston runs Sir Frank Morgan, who finished tailed off on his debut at Bath, and Bell'Arte, who ran poorly on fast ground at Haydock after a promising start on soft going at Newcastle. Al Thumama didn't mind the heavy going at Carlisle and should improve while Duke Of Yorkshire handled the testing going at Haydock last time and looks a threat. MISTER MARCASITE made a promising debut on ground with some give at Newcastle but has failed to build on that in two subsequent starts, though both were on much quicker going. He's handed the vote in a tricky little contest.
Duke Of Yorkshire 9-2 (8-11) Tracked leader, effort over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 6, 4 1/2l behind Ennistown (8-9) at Haydock 1m 2yo mdn (5) hvy in Sep.
Mister Marcasite 4-1 (8-11) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 12, 28l behind Magical Rose (8-8) at Beverley 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) fm in Sep.
Sir Frank Morgan (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Slowly away, ran very green and outpaced throughout, tailed off and eased final 2f, last of 8, well behind Rundell (9-3) at Bath 1m 2f 2yo mdn (5) gd.
Al Thumama 11-1 (9-0) Tracked winner, ridden over 3f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 3rd of 8, 6l behind Sorella Bella (9-0) at Carlisle 7f 2yo stks (5) hvy in Sep.
Bell'arte (IRE) 11-2 (9-0) Chased leaders far side group, pushed along 3f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 10, 17l behind Red Turban (9-0) at Haydock 6f 2yo stks (5) gf in Sep.