Dubai Hills beat Extraterrestrial by four lengths at Haydock last month but is 8lb higher now and this faster surface might not suit. Kingscroft showed a welcome return to form at Haydock and still looks well treated while Mac's Superstar is lightly raced but has yet to prove himself on Turf. Self Employed won over course and distance earlier this month but runner-up Tatting is weighted to get a lot closer today. BISHOP'S CASTLE didn't enjoy the run of the race at York last time but looks to be in good heart at present. He needs a strong pace over this trip but won't be far away if they go quickly enough.
Dubai Hills 12-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 15, 2 1/2l behind Alejandro (8-13) at York 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Showboating (IRE) 11-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 5th of 9, 6l behind Dark Emerald (9-6) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Shahdaroba (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Always towards rear, 13th of 16, 15l behind Johnno (9-3) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Tatting 18-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong held towards finish, 2nd of 14, 1 1/4l behind Self Employed (8-11) at Doncaster 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Bishop's Castle (USA) 4-1fav (9-1) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, switched left and headway over 2f out, never on terms, no impression towards finish, 7th of 18, 2 1/4l behind Eurystheus (9-4) at York 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Mac's Superstar (FR) 4-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders on inside, switched left over 2f out, ridden and stayed on from over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Gravitational (9-3) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Kingscroft (IRE) 4-1 (8-5) Raced keenly, tracked leaders, headway over 1f out, soon ridden, led narrowly inside final furlong, held on, won at Haydock 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf beating Postscript (9-7) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Extraterrestrial 13-2 (9-2) Held up, headway over 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, no impression on winner, stayed on, 2nd of 9, 4l behind Dubai Hills (9-7) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gs in May.
Self Employed 12-1 (8-11) Dwelt, held up in rear, headway over 3f out, led over 1f out, held on well, won at Doncaster 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd beating Tatting (9-4) by 1 1/4l, 14 ran.