MASTER OF SUSPENSE returns from lay-off having found life tough in Class 2 company when last seen at the track in May. But his earlier third at Warwick behind a couple of subsequent winners gives him every chance in this. The remaining quartet all took part in the same race at Southwell last time. Cagoule came out best in second followed by Quick Touch, Island Express and Bryonaissance. David O'Meara's charge should confirm superiority in this and looks the one most likely to chase the selection home.
Byronaissance 33-1 (9-7) Close up, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, last of 6, 9l behind Meebo (8-9) at Southwell 5f mdn stks (5) fbs.
Island Express (IRE) 100-1 (9-2) In rear, headway halfway, soon ridden, weakened final furlong, 5th of 6, 8l behind Meebo (8-9) at Southwell 5f mdn stks (5) fbs.
Cagoule 4-11fav (9-5) Prominent, led over 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, edged right entering final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 6, 6l behind Meebo (8-9) at Southwell 5f mdn stks (5) fbs.
Master Of Suspense 22-1 (8-0) Took keen hold in touch, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 12, 9l behind Eastern Impact (8-11) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in May.
Quick Touch 7-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 6, 8l behind Meebo (8-9) at Southwell 5f mdn stks (5) fbs.