Both of Brian Meehan's runners in this have experience but Pivot Point didn't really improve much on his first start at Salisbury when fourth at Yarmouth. Duke Of North may have more scope but one of the debutants could come out on top. Richard Hannon's juveniles are always worth a second look and Cool Strutter, who runs in the Qatar Racing Club colours, is no exception while Rise To Power is a half-brother to a winning miler. But BICKERSHAW is more speedily bred and might be more effective over this trip - he gets the nod.
Bickershaw Equiano colt out of Ring Of Love.
Big Bear (FR) Thewayyouare colt out of Alivera.
Cool Strutter (IRE) Kodiac colt out of Cassava.
Duke Of North (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Dwelt, always towards rear, 8th of 12, 11l behind Epithet (9-5) at Newmarket 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Jun.
Explain Kyllachy colt out of Descriptive.
Francis Scott Key (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Raced wide towards rear, ridden halfway, never a factor, 6th of 9, 8l behind Sugar Lump (9-5) at Salisbury 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jun.
Honcho (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Held up in mid-division on inside, headway over 2f out, ridden chasing leaders in well held 4th over 1f out, outpaced into 5th inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 11l behind Limato (9-5) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Jun.
Olympic Charm 50-1 (9-5) Prominent early, mid-division, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 11, 28l behind Disegno (9-5) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Jun.
Pivot Point (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, outpaced over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 8, 6l behind Belardo (9-5) at Yarmouth 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jun.
Rise To Power Exceed And Excel colt out of Capistrano Day.
Seraffimo Monsieur Bond gelding out of Hula Ballew.
Punk Rocker (IRE) Fastnet Rock filly out of Cape Vintage.