MIAMI GATOR made all in this historic handicap 12 months ago and three of his eight career wins have come over this C&D. He's 5lb higher this year courtesy of a penalty collected for last week's win at Hamilton but is clearly in good heart and Conor Harrison claims 7lb. He's unlikely to be far away again and gets the nod though there are plenty of dangers. Barwick is still heading in the right direction and is well drawn while the lightly-raced Amaze has plenty of scope for further improvement. Penalised Doncaster winner Levitate and York scorer Sam Nombulist also warrant respect while Karaka Jack is still well handicapped judged on his third to subsequent Royal Ascot winner Fennell Bay at Sandown. Silvery Moon and Fazza are others who could figure if rediscovering their best form.
Levitate 10-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Doncaster 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gs beating Ingleby Exceed (8-11) by 1l, 11 ran.
Reignier 66-1 (8-11) Keen early, tracked leaders, effort over 2f out, soon lost place, eased over 1f out, last of 7, 26l behind Smarty Socks (9-2) at York 7f cond Stakes (3) gf in May.
Toto Skyllachy 15-2 (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 1 1/4l behind Emilio Largo (9-5) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gf in May.
Sam Nombulist 25-1 (8-8) Made all, ridden hung left and carried head high inside final furlong, stayed on well and in command towards finish, won at York 7f hcp 0-95 (3) sft beating Esprit De Midas (9-5) by 1l, 19 ran.
Karaka Jack 14-1 (8-13) Held up in rear, headway towards inside over 1f out, stayed on to 3rd in closing stages, never nearer, 3rd of 13, 5l behind Fennell Bay (8-1) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-100 (2) sft.
Solar Spirit (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, weakened over 1f out, 13th of 16, 7l behind Rasaman (8-13) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gs.
Miami Gator (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Made all, ridden 3f out, held on gamely, won at Hamilton 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd beating Ginger Jack (10-0) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Amaze 50-1 (9-10) Held up, headway to chase leader over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, driven out, won at Ripon 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gs beating Stencive (8-11) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Barwick 7-4fav (9-3) Held up in rear, headway over 3f out, led over 1f out, ran on well, won at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf beating Patriotic (8-9) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.
Desert Romance (IRE) 11-4fav (9-6) Tracked leader, clear with leader 6f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 9, 4l behind Brockfield (8-9) at Ripon 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Silvery Moon (IRE) 13-2 (9-0) Led until over 2f out, soon weakened, 8th of 12, 10l behind Swiftly Done (9-2) at Doncaster 1m hcp 0-95 (3) sft.
Staff Sergeant 12-1 (8-12) Led, headed 3f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 12, 13l behind Navajo Chief (10-0) at York 1m 1f hcp 105 (2) sft.
Fazza 15-2 (8-12) Towards rear, never a factor, 10th of 11, 8l behind Watered Silk (9-0) at Chester 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
West End Lad 25-1 (9-7) Mid-division in touch on inside, lost place over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 24l behind Landaman (8-12) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Pleasant Day (IRE) 20-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 13th of 16, 21l behind Media Hype (9-0) at York 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in May.
Dhaular Dhar (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Dwelt keen in rear, hampered and stumbled after 2f, kept on final furlong, never troubled leaders, 6th of 11, 6l behind Watered Silk (9-0) at Chester 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
King Of Eden (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden and one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 5l behind Polish World (9-6) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-85 (4) fm in May.