It's easier to find the negatives with most of these. Fieldgunner Kirkup went close at Leicester last time on his preferred soft ground while a 6lb rise for scoring over track and trip could scupper the chances of Zaitsev. Eeny Mac was winning for the fifth time at the track when scoring here last month but needs further nowadays while Relight My Fire is struggling to reproduce the form that saw him win twice over course and distance last year. King Of Macedon is preferred to inconsistent stablemate Loud, but the vote goes to DESERT CREEK, who has finally returned to a winning mark and finished a close-up fourth at Doncaster last time.
Berlusca (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Raced keenly, held up in touch on outside, effort over 2f out, ridden and one pace 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 10l behind Kingscroft (8-5) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Fieldgunner Kirkup (GER) 4-1 (9-7) Led, ridden and headed narrowly over 1f out, driven to lead again inside final furlong, edged right and headed post, 2nd of 7, hd behind Sophisticated Heir (9-6) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Jun.
Zaitsev (IRE) 11-2 (9-6) Took keen hold, made all, ridden over 1f out, driven inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Beverley 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Jun beating Imaginary World (9-3) by 1l, 13 ran.
Eeny Mac (IRE) 11-2 (9-4) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Aryal (9-4) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Desert Creek (IRE) 10-1 (10-1) In touch towards far side, ridden to challenge over 1f out, kept on and every chance inside final furlong, no extra and lost 3rd near finish, 4th of 12, 1 3/4l behind My Kingdom (10-1) at Doncaster 7f ldy hcp (4) sft in Apr.
Relight My Fire 12-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, headway between horses 3f out, ridden inside final 2f, stayed on same pace over 1f out, 6th of 10, 4l behind Repetition (9-4) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
King Of Macedon (IRE) 9-2fav (9-5) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace, lost place towards finish, 4th of 10, 2 1/2l behind Lesha (9-7) at Haydock 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Loud 9-1 (9-2) Towards rear, pushed along on outside 3f out, headway over 1f out, went 2nd entering final furlong, edged right and stayed on, just held, 2nd of 9, nk behind Order Of Service (8-13) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.