GALA SUNDAY has the perfect draw here and although he will have to work for it, he is taken to continue his partnership with Serena Brotherton in fruitful fashion, while Rossini's Dancer and Whipma Whopma Gate can go well. The Mick Easterby-trained selection loves it around here and went close from a 2lb lower mark last time out. A sound surface suits and he can take the shortest route to success, provided there are no traffic issues. Rossini's Dancer ran on well over slightly shorter at Hamilton last time and prefers the going to be good or slower, so he will be okay today. His dam's side of the pedigree suggests that this longer trip will be a boon and he can get heavily involved. Whipma Whopma Gate will love the good ground and has been knocking on the door off slightly lower marks. She stays this trip well and is respected. Hurricane Thomas represents a good yard and looks capable of getting competitive, but may not have the toe to finish well enough, while Bright Sparky is not dimissed from the same yard as our selection Gala Sunday.
Hucking Heat (IRE) 33-1 (10-0) Steadied and switched left soon after start, held up in rear, raced keenly, some headway 3f out, weakened well over 1f out, 7th of 11, 15l behind The Last Alzao (8-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
General Tufto 6-1 (9-7) Soon pushed along in rear, plugged on under pressure final 2f, never going pace to reach leaders, 6th of 12, 6l behind Swiss Art (9-11) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-70 (5) fbs.
Monfils Monfils (USA) 28-1 (9-0) Pulled hard in mid-division, weakened over 2f out, last of 8, 19l behind Simonside (9-8) at Carlisle 1m 3f ldy hcp (4) gd.
Rossini's Dancer 4-1 (8-12) Held up mid-division, ridden and headway over 2f out, chased winner and hung left over 1f out, kept on, 2nd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Phantom Serenade (8-9) at Hamilton 1m 1f app hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Bivouac (UAE) 15-2 (9-5) Ridden over 1f out, kept on, 8th of 15, 6l behind West End Lad (9-9) at Nottingham 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Gala Sunday (USA) 9-2 (10-2) Chased leaders, led over 2f out, kept on, headed towards finish, 2nd of 15, 1 1/4l behind The Last Alzao (9-8) at Beverley 1m 2f (6) gf.
Coole Dodger (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 12th of 14, 10l behind Global Village (8-13) at Kempton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Whipma Whopma Gate (IRE) 11-2 (9-2) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, hung left well over 1f out, soon switched right, stayed on inside final furlong, not reached winner, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Proficiency (9-9) at Pontefract 1m 2f (5) sft.
Bright Sparky (GER) 12-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, soon ridden, not troubled leaders, 11th of 13, 30l behind Safin (9-1) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Feb.
Bestowed 66-1 (9-1) In rear, pushed along 3f out, never a factor, 9th of 15, 14l behind Diktalina (8-4) at Windsor 1m 4f 3yo & 4yo sll (6) gd.
Jarvo 66-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, tailed off over 3f out, pulled up 2f out, in a race won by The Last Alzao (9-8) at Beverley 1m 2f (6) gf, 15 ran.
Hurricane Thomas (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Mid-division, headway 2f out, ridden and kept on to chase leaders final furlong, no impression, 4th of 16, 4l behind Gala Sunday (9-6) at Pontefract 1m 2f (5) gf in Jun.
Scotty's Future (IRE) 25-1 (9-10) Always rear division, last of 12, 24l behind General Tufto (10-5) at Beverley 1m 2f ladies hcp 0-70 (5) gd in May.
Wannarock (IRE) 7-2 (8-6) Held up in touch and keen, outpaced 2f out, no extra entering final furlong, 3rd of 5, 11l behind Spiders Star (8-9) at Beverley 2m hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Tivers Song (USA) 25-1 (8-4) Held up, wide and headway from 3f out, ridden and stayed on same pace from over 1f out, 3rd of 13, 4 1/2l behind Murrumbidgee (8-8) at Nottingham 1m 2f app hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jun.
Intavac Boy 66-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 8th of 11, 24l behind They All Laughed (9-6) at Beverley 1m 4f clm stks (6) gf in Jun.