Question marks over most of these but a chance is taken with SOHAR who spent most of last season campaigning in much better contests, ending with a first and deserved career success in a Class 3 Newmarket staying handicap. Richard Hughes is booked so hopefully connections mean business despite her 185-day absence and she can concede the weight to her rivals, of which Sir Frank Morgan makes most appeal. Three Wolverhampton successes have come the way of the Johnston inmate this year and he wasn't disgraced last time in a decent Musselburgh handicap. With fitness assured, he rates an obvious danger. The Quarterjack is unproven at this trip whilst Jamie Spencer is a noteworthy booking on Arty Campbell for Bernard Llewellyn.
Sohar 7-1 (9-4) In rear, steady headway from 6f out, joined leader on bit over 2f out, shaken up to lead inside final furlong, readily, won at Newmarket 2m hcp 0-90 (3) sft in Nov beating Ballinderry Boy (9-0) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Ordensritter (GER) 50-1 (9-2) In touch, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, 7th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Castilo Del Diablo (9-2) at Kempton 2m cnd stks (4yo+) (2) pol in Mar.
Moon Trip 28-1 (9-12) Soon led, headed over 5f out, ridden and weakened over 2f out, last of 14, 39l behind Bob's World (9-1) at Newbury 2m hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Apr.
Arty Campbell (IRE) 11-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 14, 5l behind Bob's World (9-1) at Newbury 2m hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Apr.
Petaluma 12-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, headway 11f out, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened, last of 10, 31l behind Honourable Knight (9-2) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.
Sir Frank Morgan (IRE) 14-1 (8-7) Led 1f, tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 9, 4l behind Pass Muster (9-1) at Musselburgh 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Apr.
The Quarterjack 7-2 (8-9) Tracked leaders in 4th, pushed along halfway, went 3rd over 2f out, went 2nd inside final 2f, edged left under pressure over 1f out, closed on winner near finish, always held, 2nd of 6, nk behind Eco Warrior (8-13) at Bath 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Apr.