Mark Johnston has won this twice in recent years and is double handed this time. Courtesy Call has won two Class 6 handicaps very easily but has been raised a further 8lb as a consequence so Hyperlink, a comfortable winner at Goodwood last time, may prove best of the pair. Gabrial The Hero easily won a Haydock maiden over this trip before running well when sent over 1m6f there on his handicap debut. He's gone up another 4lb for that defeat and may find the concession of that much weight to RAYVIN BLACK beyond him. Mark Tompkins' charge was having his first start beyond a mile when staying on strongly over this trip in a tough handicap at York and, with a soft ground success at Yarmouth to his credit, he's ready to score again. Hallmark Star pulled too hard at Musselburgh and finished a long way behind and Zenaat hasn't shown much to date.
Gabrial The Hero (USA) 11-2 (9-7) Held up last, smooth headway over 3f out, chased winner inside final 2f, stayed on same pace final furlong, just held on for 2nd, 2nd of 7, 2l behind Gassin Golf (9-3) at Haydock 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Hallmark Star 12-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened, last of 12, well behind Scatter Dice (8-7) at Musselburgh 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gs.
Rayvin Black 10-1 (9-7) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, not quicken final 100 yards, 3rd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Estedaama (9-4) at York 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May.
Zenaat 14-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, no impression final furlong, 5th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Popular (8-9) at Lingfield 1m 2f mdn fll (5) pol.
Hyperlink (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Made all, ridden 3f out, ran on, won at Goodwood 1m 3f 3yo stk 0-75 (5) gs beating Hidden Justice (9-0) by 2 1/4l, 4 ran.
Naseem Alyasmeen (IRE) 13-2 (9-3) Took keen hold, held up in touch, headway over 4f out, went 2nd over 3f out, led inside final 3f, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 7, 6l behind Gassin Golf (9-3) at Haydock 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Courtesy Call (IRE) 7-4fav (9-7) Tracked clear leader, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on strongly, won at Hamilton 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf beating Bapak Pintar (9-4) by 4 1/2l, 5 ran.
Arley Hall 7-2 (9-5) Tracked leader, lost place over 2f out, 5th of 6, 5l behind Nicholascopernicus (9-6) at Doncaster 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft.