HOSANNA got the better of Mr Lu last time out over this course and distance when finishing just a quarter-of-a-length behind the victor, whilst Military Call is capable of better than he has shown recently with Carlitos Spirit an alternative. The selection wasn't far behind the winner last time out and is in a good position to go one better in this race and grab the win. Although the trainer is not known for his winners, he has every chance with his entry in this contest. Mr Lu needs to find some improvement based on that most recent effort to contend but he has won here over this trip already this year and remains firmly in calculations if delivering an improved run today. Military Call hasn't looked like winning of late but runs off a realistic mark today and could challenge. Carlitos Spirit is perhaps harshly weighted in this contest so we avoid him here. However our preference is for Hosanna.
Mr Lu 13-2 (9-10) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, hung left over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 4l behind Signore Momento (9-11) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Carlitos Spirit (IRE) 11-1 (9-0) Led, ridden and strongly pressed inside final furlong, narrowly headed final 100 yards, no extra near finish, 3rd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Bajan Pride (9-8) at Beverley 7f sell stks (6) gf.
Pont De Nuit 10-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, soon pushed along in rear, 10th of 11, 13l behind Cape Kimberley (9-7) at Southwell 6f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) fbs in Nov.
Frontline Girl (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) Led 1f, chased leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 11, 19l behind Admire The View (9-9) at Doncaster 7f fll hcp (5) gf in Jun.
Military Call 8-1 (8-12) Bumped start, held up towards rear, headway on outside over 2f out, kept on final furlong, no impression, 5th of 9, 13l behind Whispered Times (8-12) at Newcastle 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Secret Hero 28-1 (9-5) Prominent on outer early, dropped behind from before straight, 14th of 15, 33l behind Gagnant (9-13) at Roscommon 7f hcp 47-60 gf in Jun.
Only A Splash 9-1 (8-5) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 12, 7l behind Daring Dream (9-5) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Aug.
Hosanna 33-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 9, nk behind Signore Momento (9-11) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Forzarzi (IRE) 50-1 (8-9) Mid-division, ridden to chase leaders and every chance over 1f out, one pace, 4th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Bosun Breese (9-5) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Broughtons Silk 20-1 (8-12) Held up mid-division, pushed along over 4f out, weakened over 3f out, 11th of 13, well behind Pattern Mark (8-6) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp (6) gf in Jun.
Captain Imperial (IRE) 11-1 (7-13) Went right start, behind, good late headway, never nearer, 5th of 14, 2 3/4l behind Boldinor (9-0) at Brighton 6f hcp (6) gf in Jun.
Boundless Applause 40-1 (8-8) Mid-divsion, outpaced from 3f out, 13th of 16, 17l behind Secret City (8-10) at Nottingham 6f app hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.
Thescottishsoldier 8-1 (8-5) Mid-division, pushed along 3f out, effort 2f out, soon edged left, weakened final furlong, 6th of 9, 13l behind Raleigh Quay (9-8) at Musselburgh 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Charity Fair 50-1 (7-11) Slowly into stride, in rear, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, never a threat, last of 9, 13l behind Desert Forest (9-5) at Musselburgh 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.