Harriet Dukes won twice on RUB OF THE RELIC last year and a recent third at Newcastle suggests the latter is set to strike once again. He's just preferred to the in-form Taxiformissbyron, who is up 5lb for her win at Hamilton earlier this month. Marino Prince won over hurdles back in March but is having his first outing since and Walter De La Mare makes more appeal after going close at Bath recently.
Coax 16-1 (9-6) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 10, 15l behind Discay (10-0) at Musselburgh 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Rub of The Relic (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, stayed on, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 7, 3/4l behind Dean Iarracht (8-12) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Nezami (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Retless in stalls, chased leaders, ridden 3f out, soon weakened, 10th of 11, 22l behind Amulet (9-2) at Chepstow 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Hail Bold Chief (USA) 25-1 (8-11) Raced wide in mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, weakened quickly over 2f out, soon behind, 10th of 11, 11l behind Tectonic (9-1) at Carlisle 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Sinatramania 11-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, ridden and effort on outside 2f out, kept on same pace under pressure inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 5th of 10, 1 1/2l behind Judicious (9-9) at Carlisle 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
Taxiformissbyron 13-8fav (8-12) Led for about 2f, tracked leader, led again over 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, regained lead last 100 yards, kept on well, won at Hamilton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf beating Minot Street (8-7) by nk, 10 ran.
Walter De La Mare (IRE) 9-2 (9-4) Steadied start, held up, headway to 3rd over 3f out, riddden to lead on outside over 1f out, headed final 100 yards, kept on, 2nd of 4, hd behind Vertueux (9-13) at Bath 1m 5f hcp 0-60 (6) fm.
Marino Prince (FR) 22-1 (8-5) Dwelt, always in rear, last of 15, 25l behind Asterales (9-1) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Jun '12.
Kheskianto (IRE) 33-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, never in contention, 11th of 17, 16l behind The Blue Banana (9-0) at Beverley 1m app stks (6) gd.
Sir George (IRE) 33-1 (10-7) Towards rear, never troubled leaders, 11th of 14, 13l behind Euston Square (11-4) at Ripon 1m 2f am hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Aug.
Penderyn 100-1 (9-5) Tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 7, 11l behind Nonotnow (9-0) at Beverley 7f mdn stks (5) gf in Jun.