Dorback arrives in cracking form but Steve Drowne is going to have his work cut out getting Violet Jordan's inmate home from stall 11. In contrast, RUSTY ROCKET is drawn two and must go well granted a sharp stalls exit. He's in good nick at present, too, scoring in a fair Haydock handicap before finishing a good third in competitive company at Haydock during the week. Cruise To The Limit has claims off the bottom perch as does Sir Maximillian from the other end of the weights. It would also be wise to include Chooseday in calculations with his yard now in good form as he's gone well here in the past, as have Doctor Parkes and Secret Look.
Sir Maximilian (IRE) 5-2fav (9-0) Slow into stride towards rear, ridden halfway, headway 1f out, no impression final furlong, 4th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Demora (8-11) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Doctor Parkes 25-1 (8-9) Prominent, led 2f out, edged left and headed inside final furlong, no extra close home, 5th of 14, 1 1/4l behind Nocturn (9-4) at Newmarket 6f hcp 105 (2) gf.
Dorback 9-4fav (10-2) Made virtually all, driven clear over 1f out, ran on strongly, eased near finish, won at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf beating Welease Bwian (8-12) by 1 1/2l, 7 ran.
Perfect Blossom 100-1 (9-3) In rear, headway on outer over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 11, 7l behind My Propeller (9-3) at Ayr 5f fll lst stks (1) gf.
Chooseday (IRE) 11-2fav (9-3) Slowly into stride, towards rear, headway towards far side and hung left 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, not pace to threaten, 7th of 16, 2l behind Above Standard (9-3) at York 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Silvanus (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden well over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 12th of 16, 5l behind Above Standard (9-3) at York 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Secret Look 11-2 (9-2) Outpaced towards rear, never on terms, 8th of 12, 8l behind Dutch Masterpiece (9-3) at Chester 5f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Lady Ibrox 25-1 (8-8) Broke smartly, tracked winner until ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 9, 8l behind Morawij (9-2) at Sandown 5f Listed stks 3yo (1) gd.
Storm Moon (USA) 8-1 (8-10) Bumped start raced stand side tracked leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, weakened towards finish, 8th of 10, 5l behind Dutch Masterpiece (9-5) at Newmarket 5f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd.
Decision By One 16-1 (9-11) Pressed leader, ridden and edged right 2f out, hung right entering final furlong, no extra, 8th of 12, 8l behind Rebecca Romero (9-4) at Salisbury 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Rusty Rocket (IRE) 10-1 (9-9) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Avon Breeze (9-6) at Carlisle 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Cruise Tothelimit (IRE) 4-1fav (10-0) Raced stand side tracked leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Rusty Rocket (9-9) at Haydock 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gs.