Daddy Warbucks will lead these a merry gallop and whatever gets past him is likely to win. He's up 6lb for his victory over a mile at Thirsk but is just as good over this trip and will take some catching. Idler is another front-runner who made all over 6f at Newmarket on Saturday. He carries a 6lb penalty here and is likely to be vying for the lead from the off. Lady Layla is finding her form and came with a late run at Wolverhampton after missing the break while Rusty Rocket, runner-up over 6f at Ripon on Monday, has a C&D victory to his credit though his two later wins were over 5f. Half A Billion scored over the trip in May and his last three starts have been over 6f but it's MICK SLATES who is handed the vote. He has a 6lb penalty to carry for his victory at Thirsk last week but Jason Hart claims 5lb of that back and Declan Carroll's charge scored over the C&D on soft ground last month.
Idler (IRE) 4-1 (8-5) Made all, hard ridden when strongly challenged over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, stayed on strongly, won at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf beating Minalisa (8-12) by 1 1/2l, 6 ran.
Rusty Rocket (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Close up, led well over 1f out, soon ridden, headed inside final furlong, kept on and no chance with winner, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Love Island (8-4) at Ripon 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Daddy Warbucks (IRE) 5-2fav (9-3) Made all, driven clear over 2f out, hard ridden over 1f out, ran on strongly, won at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf beating Sardanapalus (9-3) by 3l, 8 ran.
Viola D'amour (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Pulled hard and prominent, lost place over 3f out, 16th of 17, 42l behind Emman Bee (8-7) at Newbury 7f 3yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) gs in May.
Half A Billion (IRE) 9-4 (9-4) Led, headed 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on and always held by winner, 2nd of 6, 2 1/2l behind Taffe (9-7) at Pontefract 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Lady Layla 4-1 (9-4) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, kept on under pressure, 2nd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Majestic Zafeen (9-6) at Wolverhampton 7f fll hcp (0-75) (3yo+) (5) pol.
On The Hoof 10-1 (9-5) In touch, pushed along 4f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 12, 15l behind Ascription (9-2) at Haydock 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Jul.
Mick Slates (IRE) 7-1 (8-2) Bumped start, held up in rear and raced wide, headway 2f out, strong run from over 1f out, led final 100 yards, won going away, won at Thirsk 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs beating Fayr Fall (9-3) by 3/4l, 9 ran.
Eastlands Lad (IRE) 2-1fav (9-5) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 3f out until over 2f out, one pace, 3rd of 10, 4l behind Come Hither (9-0) at Catterick 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Ferdy (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 4 1/2l behind Willbeme (9-9) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.