Abseil is certain to come in for support after an impressive maiden success at Yarmouth and he looks capable of much better, though he's drawn 13 which just tempers enthusiasm. Pintura is a class act and won this in 2012. He wouldn't want the ground to dry out but on the forecast going must have a fine chance of a repeat. Cappo Rosso could hardly have won any more easily when completing a Wolverhampton double though he's another with a high draw to contend with. Big Johnny D would have an outstanding chance on last summer's form but he was soon done with when strongly fancied on his reappearance. Here Comes When won a handicap at this meeting a year ago and took on stronger company in his two subsequent starts, though he has a long absence to overcome. Balty Boys was well beaten in this a year ago but ran very well at Haydock last time but it's his stablemate PACIFIC HEIGHTS, three times a winner last term when he continued to improve, who is handed the vote.
Deauville Prince (FR) 7-1 (8-8) 7th of 10, 16l behind Secret Number (8-8) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 1f 3yo Listed stks (1) in Mar '13.
Pintura 25-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, never on terms, 5th of 6, 14l behind Breton Rock (9-0) at Thirsk 7f stks (3) gs in Apr.
Set The Trend 20-1 (9-1) Went right start, in touch, pushed along and weakened halfway, virtually pulled up final 2f, tailed off, last of 14, well behind Glen Moss (9-0) at Haydock 7f hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Apr.
Kenny Powers 50-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 9th of 14, 7l behind Glen Moss (9-0) at Haydock 7f hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Apr.
Big Johnny D (IRE) 11-2fav (9-1) Soon led, headed entering final 3f, chased leaders, weakened 2f out, behind and virtually pulled up over 1f out, 13th of 14, 26l behind Glen Moss (9-0) at Haydock 7f hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Apr.
Here Comes When (IRE) 33-1 (9-1) Raced near side, slowly into stride, behind, headway under pressure 2f out, kept on same pace and no impression final furlong, 12th of 21, 10l behind Gale Force Ten (9-1) at Royal Ascot 7f 3yo Grp 3 (1) gf in Jun.
Balty Boys (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Pushed along from start, soon in mid-division on outside, driven along over 2f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders, 5th of 14, 2 3/4l behind Glen Moss (9-0) at Haydock 7f hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Apr.
Pacific Heights (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 8th of 17, 4l behind Heaven's Guest (8-13) at Ascot 7f hcp (2) gs in Oct.
Frontier Fighter 20-1 (9-5) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 10th of 12, 7l behind Captain Cat (9-5) at Lingfield 1m cnd stks (4yo+) (2) pol in Apr.
Clockmaker (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Led, pushed along and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 8, 12l behind Absolutely So (8-12) at Goodwood 7f hcp 0-100 (2) gs.
Abseil (USA) 5-4fav (9-13) In touch, headway to lead 1f out, soon driven clear, won at Yarmouth 1m mdn stks (5) gd in Apr beating Joys of Spring (8-8) by 4 1/2l, 13 ran.
Laffan (IRE) 8-1 (8-13) Behind, ridden 2f out, never on terms, 8th of 9, 13l behind Dubai Hills (9-1) at Southwell 7f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) fbs in Dec.
Capo Rosso (IRE) 6-1 (9-2) Made all at strong pace and pressed until came clear 2f out, stayed on well, eased close home, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Apr beating Gworn (9-4) by 5l, 6 ran.
Apostle (IRE) 14-1 (8-10) In touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 11th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Grey Mirage (9-6) at Lingfield 7f hcap (2) pol in Feb.