Tim Easterby sent out the winner of this last year and looks to have found a good opportunity for ART DZEKO to open his account. His ability to handle the going has to be taken on trust but his comeback third at Wolverhampton is the best piece of form on offer. Rock Canyon has failed to reproduce the form of last year's sixth at Epsom in four subsequent starts and Hopes Rebellion has been well beaten since finishing third at Musselburgh in June. Son Of May has run his best races at Southwell and could prove suited to today's surface but it's hard to make any sort of case for the remainder.
Art Dzeko 7-2 (9-6) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on to take 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Phebes Wish (8-7) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Rock Canyon (IRE) 33-1 (8-9) 'led, headed over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 7l behind Joshua The First (9-2) at Musselburgh 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Hopes Rebellion 14-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, tailed off, last of 9, 21l behind Towbee (9-3) at Redcar 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Time To Excel 18-1 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden inside final 2f, weakened inside final furlong, 11th of 14, 12l behind Deepsand (9-3) at Redcar 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) sft in Aug.
Son Of May 3-1 (8-13) In touch, headway to chase leaders 3f out, ridden and no impression final 2f, 4th of 8, 6l behind Samasana (9-5) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Feb.
My Pearl (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Chased leaders over 4f, 6th of 14, 8l behind Our Phylli Vera (9-2) at Warwick 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) sft.
Only A Round (IRE) 150-1 (9-3) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 10, 15l behind Glamorous Angel (9-3) at Pontefract 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Sep.
Johnson's Cat (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Pressed leader, led narrowly halfway until ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 14, 11l behind Our Phylli Vera (9-2) at Warwick 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) sft.
Becksies 9-1 (8-8) Mid-division stands side, ridden over 2f out, switched outside over 1f out, kept on same pace, never on terms, 6th of 12, 9l behind Lady Advocate (8-11) at Ripon 6f 2yo sll (6) sft in Aug.
Ruskins View (IRE) 200-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride, in rear, never on terms, 8th of 11, 13l behind Lady Caprice (8-7) at Catterick 5f 2yo clm (6) gf in Jul.