It will be interesting to see how Saeed Bin Suroor's Five Cents shapes up in the market on his debut for a yard that can produce a two-year-old to win first time out but VALIANT KNIGHT sets a decent standard and he gets the vote ahead of Cash Queen Anna. The Barry Hills-trained filly has been placed in both starts so far in maidens at Newbury and Ripon on soft and fast ground and she has to be respected in this contest. Luca Cumani's Buffett should improve form his debut outing at Yarmouth but needs to, while Mick Channon's Interakt has shown ability but looks booked for a place at best having been turned over when a short-priced favourite at Brighton last time. With Andrew Balding's stable coming into form, Constant Contact has to be considered but his form is below that of his rivals. Mark Johnston's Bintalaleumydarlin ran better at Hamilton last time out and is another with claims but it is Valiant Knight that gets the vote. The son of Night Shift looks the clear pick of Richard Hannon's two runners ahead of Black Daddy following his improved efforts in his last two starts and he is taken to go one better than when chasing home Private Story at Sandown recently.
Black Daddy 17-2 (8-12) In rear, ridden after 2f, weakened entering final 2f, last of 8, 10l behind Star Rover (9-5) at Nottingham 5f 2yo nov stk (4) gf in Apr.
Buffett 20-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, behind and soon outpaced, 6th of 10, 12l behind Marrayah (8-12) at Yarmouth 6f 2yo mdn aut (6) gf.
Constant Contact 12-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, driven 2f out, stayed on same pace final 1f, 5th of 7, 2 1/4l behind Luminous Star (9-3) at Brighton 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) fm.
Five Cents Exceed And Excel colt out of Native Nickel.
Kerchak (USA) 33-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, in rear, behind 5f out, some late headway over 1f out, better for race, 6th of 11, 7l behind Al Ghazal (9-3) at Sandown 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd.
Until The Man (IRE) 50-1 (9-3) Chased leaders on outside, outpaced over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 20l behind Dubai Set (9-3) at Lingfield 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf.
Valiant Knight (FR) 9-4fav (9-3) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed near finish, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Private Story (9-3) at Sandown 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf.
Bintalaleumydarlin (IRE) 6-1 (8-10) Led, ridden and headed 1f out, no extra final furlong, 4th of 9, 6l behind Raleigh Quay (8-10) at Musselburgh 7f 2yo mdn aut (6) gs.
Cash Queen Anna (IRE) 11-4 (9-0) Chased leaders, headway over 1f out, ridden and stayed on final furlong to go 2nd near finish, 2nd of 15, 1 3/4l behind Siyaadah (9-0) at Redcar 7f 2yo stks (5) gf.
Interakt Evensfav (8-12) Soon tracking winner, challenged over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on, lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 7, 2l behind Jutland (9-3) at Brighton 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf.