A tricky race for punters with Skylancer, a good winner at Wetherby this time last year, but having done nothing since, seemingly well treated on ground that suits, though preference is for TRUMPSTOO. Richard Fahey's charge was also a Wetherby winner 12 months ago and is proven over this trip and on the ground. The form of that Wetherby success suggests he should have the measure of Monsieur Jordan, while Ascendant looks a big danger from a yard going well and with conditions of no concern. Worth A King's might find this tough enough on his handicap debut from a mark of 120 and a bigger threat may be feather weight Zahara Joy, who comes here in cracking form but tackles stronger opposition.
Monsieur Jourdain (IRE) 5-1 (11-8) Tracked winner, ridden and no impression from 3 out, 3rd of 7, 18l behind Hunterview (11-4) at Ayr 2m 4yo nov hdl (3) gd in Apr.
Skylancer 10-1 (11-10) Mid-division best, reminders 3rd, no impression from 3 out, 10th of 16, 25l behind Cybersnow (11-2) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 88-116 gf.
Worth A King's 9-4 (11-8) Chased winner from 3rd, ridden after 3 out, no impression, 2nd of 5, 24l behind Spirit of Adjisa (10-12) at Bangor 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Jun.
Ascendant 4-1 (11-4) Held up in touch in 4th, chased leaders in 3rd approaching 3 out, ridden next, soon weakened, 4th of 7, 35l behind Hunterview (11-4) at Ayr 2m 4yo nov hdl (3) gd in Apr.
Cranky Corner 28-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, ridden and struggling before 3 out, tailed off when pulled up before next, in a race won by Qozak (11-10) at Taunton 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft in Jan, 13 ran.
Trumpstoo (USA) 16-1 (11-12) Held up in touch, headway to chase leaders 3rd, ridden and weakened approaching 2 out, 4th of 8, 18l behind Regent's Secret (10-11) at Perth 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (3) sft in Sep.
Bocamix (FR) 7-2 (10-10) In touch, went 3rd at 6th, blundered 4 out, soon outpaced, no chance from next, lost remote 3rd near finish, 4th of 12, 48l behind Love of Tara (10-12) at Wetherby 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Apr.
Papa Caruso 16-1 (10-6) Prominent, weakened approaching 7th, well behind when mistake 2 out, tailed off, 8th of 13, well behind Mcmurrough (10-5) at Haydock 2m 4f nov hcp hdl (2) hvy in Apr.
High Bird Humphrey 8-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, stumbled 5th, in 5th and one pace when mistake 3 out, no impression after, 6th of 12, 23l behind Sotovik (10-7) at Carlisle 2m hcp chs 0-125 (4) gs.
Amir Pasha (UAE) 10-1 (11-4) Keen in touch, ridden to lead and joined 2 out, headed next, kept on one pace, 2nd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Muntami (11-1) at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Mar.
Zahara Joy 5-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, went 2nd at 6th, led approaching 2 out, stayed on strongly flat, won at Kelso 2m 2f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd beating Authentic Act (10-8) by 9l, 14 ran.