Nothing jumps off the card to say "back me" in this lowly contest, but TIGNELLO would seem to have a better chance than most, and he gets the vote, in preference to Seasonal Cross and Inside Story. These horses are running at this level for a reason though, with little decent form between them of late, and no positive consistency. Gary Moore's Tignello is lightly raced, and can run too keenly at times; third at Bath last time out, this sort of trip suits him, and he's well in at the weights. Seasonal Cross had his best outing last time out when finishing third at Warwick, and a positive ride from the outset could pay dividends. Inside Story has been tried over different trips and in a variety of conditions; connections bought him for just 2,000 Guineas in the autumn, and they get plenty of runs out of him, including the occasional win. This is his sort of company. It's not a race we'd be lumping on, but our tentative backing goes to Tignello.
Star Strider 12-1 (8-13) Mid-division, effort over 2f out, no impression, 7th of 8, 13l behind This Ones For Eddy (8-0) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-75 (5) fm in Apr.
Duke Of Milan (IRE) 4-1 (8-13) Held up, always in rear, 9th of 11, 10l behind Tuxedo (9-0) at Kempton 7f hcap (6) pol in Feb.
Lend A Grand (IRE) 9-1 (9-3) In touch on outside, headway to chase leaders 3f out, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 12, 6l behind Sarwin (8-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr.
Inside Story (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Mid-division, stayed on from over 1f out, 3rd of 13, 2 1/4l behind West End Lad (9-3) at Nottingham 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Salt of The Earth (IRE) 9-1 (8-11) Mid-division, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened, 10th of 11, 18l behind Seneschal (9-8) at Salisbury 7f app hcp 0-70 (5) fm.
Turfwolke (GER) 16-1 (8-10) In touch, ridden halfway, soon weakened, 12th of 14, 21l behind Miss Glitters (9-4) at Southwell 7f hacp 0-70 (5) fbs.
The Grey One (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, 9th of 13, 10l behind West End Lad (9-3) at Nottingham 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Master Mahogany 7-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders, went 2nd well over 4f out, led over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 4th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Full Victory (8-13) at Bath 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Tignello (IRE) 10-1 (8-8) In touch, effort 2f out, soon ridden, keeping on when bumped over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 9, 2 3/4l behind Full Victory (8-13) at Bath 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Feasible 50-1 (9-0) Raced freely, led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened 1f out, 9th of 15, 7l behind King Of Connacht (8-7) at Bath 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Trivia (IRE) 25-1 (8-5) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 11, 13l behind Seneschal (9-8) at Salisbury 7f app hcp 0-70 (5) fm.
Seasonal Cross 25-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride, behind, headway over 1f out, ran on well inside final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 15, 1 1/4l behind Annes Rocket (8-2) at Warwick 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Binnion Bay (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Slowly away, well in rear, good headway on outside over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, finished well, 3rd of 16, 5l behind Shaded Edge (10-7) at Salisbury 7f ldy hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Batchworth Blaise 20-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, 8th of 11, 8l behind Shaded Edge (10-0) at Lingfield 7f (5) gf.
Beauchamp Viking 66-1 (9-11) Mid-division, driven and weakened 3f out, 8th of 13, 33l behind Buddhist Monk (9-3) at Kempton 1m 4f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Sep.
Fly In Johnny (IRE) 14-1 (7-13) Raced wide, chased leaders, ridden when slipped approaching bend 2f out, weakened soon after, 10th of 12, 6l behind Green Velvet (9-0) at Lingfield 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Mar.