Picanight and Zafraaj are hard to fancy on these terms but there's little between the remaining trio on official ratings. However, Bonjour Steve is without a win in 13 starts and his best efforts to date have been over further while Yankee Red was still beaten seven lengths when runner-up at Yarmouth last time. COMMANCHERO has not looked like winning so far but finished a lot closer at Kempton on his latest start and his stable continues to rattle up the winners. Andrew Balding's colt may be up to landing this on his return to action.
Bonjour Steve 16-1 (9-2) Outpaced in rear, never a factor, 7th of 9, 8l behind Scarborough (9-0) at Nottingham 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Apr.
Comanchero (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Mid-division, pushed along on outside and not quicken 2f out, no progress after, 7th of 9, 5l behind Secret Archive (9-5) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Picanight 6-1 (8-2) Broke smartly, led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 12l behind It's All A Game (8-9) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Apr.
Yankee Red 66-1 (9-1) Took keen hold tracking leaders, every chance over 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 10, 7l behind Golden Steps (9-1) at Yarmouth 6f mdn auc stks (5) gd in Apr.
Zafraaj 20-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, faded inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 8l behind Coiste Bodhar (8-10) at Chepstow 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) sft.