The draw is sure to play a part in this big-field finale and Lindoro, arguably the pick on form on his second to Pelmanism at Thirsk, will do well to get anywhere near the rails from stall 11. North Central has fared better and would have claims if bouncing back from a modest effort at Hamilton, though neither going nor trip look ideal here and there are similar reservations about penalised Thirsk winner Viking Warrior. MANY WELCOMES goes well here, however, and is on a decent mark now. She stayed on nicely from an impossible position at Beverley earlier this month and could recapture the winning thread if getting away on terms today. Cyflymder, another well treated on his best form, showed a bit more at Warwick eight days ago and may be best of the rest.
The Big Haerth (IRE) 25-1 (9-9) Soon led, ridden from 2f out, headed towards finish, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Tamasou (9-13) at Warwick 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Lockantanks 14-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, ridden halfway, weakened over 2f out, last of 8, 21l behind Almahaza (8-13) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Apr.
Cyflymder (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Ridden to go prominent from stalls, soon racing freely, ridden 1f out, stayed on, not pace of front pair, 3rd of 12, 2l behind Tamasou (9-13) at Warwick 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Rising Kheleyf (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Took keen hold in touch, hampered just over 3f out, stayed on same pace final 2f, 6th of 14, 7l behind Toby Tyler (8-12) at Leicester 7f 3yo & 4yo sll (6) gs in Oct.
Master Of Dance (IRE) 11-1 (9-7) Led, headed 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 5l behind Classic Descent (8-10) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
North Central (USA) 4-1fav (11-3) Chased leading pair, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 14, 5l behind Hayek (10-3) at Hamilton 6f am hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Lindoro 8-1 (9-7) Chased leader, led inside final 2f, narrowly headed inside final furlong, rallied towards finish, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Pelmanism (9-9) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Song Of Parkes 14-1 (9-4) Pulled hard, soon led, hung left inside final 2f, headed and weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 5l behind Petsas Pleasure (8-4) at Redcar 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Viking Warrior (IRE) 9-1 (9-0) Chased leader, ridden over 2f out, led and hung left over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd beating No Quarter (9-4) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Takajan (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Always in rear, 10th of 12, 9l behind Sir Nod (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar.
Hippique 33-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden and outpaced 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 12, 17l behind Polar Annie (8-13) at Chepstow 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Gemma's Delight (IRE) 13-2 (9-9) Prominent, led after 1f, ridden and headed well over 1f out, soon checked, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 9l behind Meydan Style (8-12) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Timber Treasure (USA) 33-1 (8-8) Mid-division, outpaced when not much room over 1f out, never dangerous, 11th of 13, 6l behind Senate Majority (9-0) at Haydock 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Charlie Delta 66-1 (9-5) Held up, weakened over 2f out, last of 8, 27l behind Avon River (9-10) at Ffos Las 1m clm stks (6) gf in May.
Tourist 12-1 (8-9) Reared start, pulled hard and steadied towards rear, never a factor, 8th of 11, 11l behind Cono Zur (9-4) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr.
Many Welcomes 9-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, took keen hold, held up in last quartet, headway under pressure on outside over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 6th of 11, 6l behind Thinking (8-8) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Danzig Fox 33-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, lost place over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 9, 19l behind Kingswinford (8-13) at Chester 7f Classified Claiming Stakes (0-80) (3yo+) (4) gf.