Several of these look closely matched on what they've shown so far. Moodhill cut out much of the running on his reappearance over a mile at Newmarket and will strip fitter here. Pearl Nation tries his luck on Turf after a couple of decent efforts on the all-weather at Wolverhampton, while Pashan Garh ran his best race so far in a handicap at Newbury last time. Widyaan has been disappointing over further lately, however, and Asian Trader is sprint bred so there must be a doubt about him staying this far. NIGER didn't really take to the Polytrack last time but his Newbury debut was full of promise and he's worth another chance to deliver as he has a nice pedigree.
Asian Trader 11-10fav (9-3) Close up, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 10, 7l behind All Or Nothin (9-3) at Chester 6f 3yo mdn (4) gf in May.
Doting Pursuit Of Love gelding out of Star Sign.
First Voice (IRE) 28-1 (9-3) Led, headed over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 7l behind Uprise (9-3) at Doncaster 6f mdn stks (5) gd in Jun.
Moodhill 7-2 (9-3) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed approaching final furlong, one pace and lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 11, 2 1/2l behind Bassara (8-12) at Newmarket 1m 3yo mdn (5) gs in Jun.
Niger (IRE) 6-5fav (9-1) Mid-division, headway under pressure on outside over 1f out, stayed on to 2nd final 100 yards, unable to reach winner, 2nd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Hold The Star (9-1) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Jun.
Pashan Garh 14-1 (9-1) Always prominent, ridden over 2f out, switched right over 1f out, chased winner entering final furlong, stayed on, always just held, 2nd of 11, nk behind Shamrocked (9-2) at Newbury 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Jun.
Pearl Nation (USA) 10-1 (9-3) Chased leaders on inside, not clear run and switched right well over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 2nd final 100 yards, no chance with winner, 2nd of 12, 3l behind Goldream (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f mdn stks (5) pol in Jun.
The Baronet Sir Percy gelding out of Windmill.
Thereabouts (USA) 7-1 (9-0) Chased leaders and keen, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 13, 18l behind Razorbill (9-0) at Nottingham 1m mdn stks (5) gd in Jun.
Well Bank (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Hampered start, in rear, outpaced halfway, last of 8, 10l behind Miss Complex (8-12) at Thirsk 5f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gs in Jun.
Widyaan (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Very slowly away behind, headway to track leaders halfway, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 11, 23l behind Negin (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Jun.