Ace Of Spies will be popular after his Hamilton win however we are inclined to side with COOL ART ahead of Hansomis. John Wainright's gelding bounced back to form at Yarmouth last time out when a two length third to Rough Rock. He looks attractively handicapped on a mark of 52 and should run a big race with a talented amateur onboard. Distant Vision is fairly consistent and she is not to be ignored on this comeback to the track, Megalo Maniac would be interesting with the visor back on but enthusiasm is slightly tempered by being out of the weights, whilst Boxer Shorts needs a market check on this handicap and turf debut. Ryedane is a course winner and should be fit after two recent spins this year, Soto is fairly handicapped but inconsistent so can only be backed with confidence if the market agrees, whilst Hansomis is a course and distance winner and is handicapped to win off this mark of 60. Namir and Ponting are also fairly handicapped, whilst Tripbiyah is less exposed than many and hard to ignore on this seasonal reappearance. A 6lb higher mark doesn't rule out recent winner Ace Of Spies, however we will stick with Cool Art.
Namir (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Went slightly right start, chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 15, 7l behind Top Bid (8-12) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Ponting (IRE) 40-1 (8-1) Raced centre, chased leaders, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, 16th of 18, 19l behind Tubby Isaacs (8-9) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Tripbiyah (USA) 13-2 (9-3) In touch, ridden over 2f out, soon one pace, 5th of 11, 5l behind Silver Guest (9-6) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Oct.
Ace of Spies (IRE) 7-2 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, led well over 1f out, edged left under pressure entering final furlong, held on towards finish, won at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gd beating Welcome Approach (8-9) by 1/2l, 13 ran.
Hansomis (IRE) 9-1 (8-6) Led 2f, chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 11, 10l behind Wyatt Earp (9-2) at Carlisle 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Soto 8-1 (9-5) Soon led, headed and ridden 2f out, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 7, 9l behind Abbondanza (9-8) at Redcar 6f clm stks (6) gf.
Ryedane (IRE) 22-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, ridden to challenge over 1f out, soon weakened, 7th of 10, 7l behind Musical Bridge (8-11) at Ripon 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Boxer Shorts 50-1 (9-9) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 7th of 11, 6l behind Sir Frank Wappat (8-9) at Wolverhampton 6f mdn stks (5) pol in Mar.
Cool Art (IRE) 11-2 (8-11) Tracked leaders, driven and effort 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 2l behind Rough Rock (8-11) at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Distant Vision (IRE) 22-1 (8-8) With winner, weakened entering final furlong, 5th of 13, 8l behind Fourtowns Flyer (9-3) at Wolverhampton 5f mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Megalo Maniac 9-2 (8-8) Behind, ridden and outpaced 2f out, never on terms, 7th of 12, 11l behind Scruffy Skip (9-3) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Misterisland (IRE) 22-1 (8-8) Outpaced, always in rear, 8th of 11, 15l behind Scruffy Skip (8-11) at Southwell 7f hcp (0-55) (6) fbs in Apr.
Port Ronan (USA) 50-1 (8-6) With leaders over 2f, weakened over 2f out, 12th of 15, 19l behind Fuzzy Cat (9-2) at Nottingham 6f app hcp 0-60 (6) gf.