Bumper winner Jonny Delta never figured on his debut on the Flat, but better is expected from Donnaconna and Walleyd stepping up in trip. Abdicate finished a close-up fourth at Beverley on her only run last season and should figure on her reappearance along with Yarmouth runner-up Little Rocky. The latter also has to come into the reckoning on his return to action, but AL BURKAAN is the speculative selection. Third behind subsequent Lowther Stakes runner-up Margot Did on his debut, this longer distance will suit and one of Ed Dunlop's rare runners here won this race in 2008.
Bunacurry 20-1 (10-1) Took keen hold, raced wide, held up, headway on outside approaching 5th, weakened quickly after 3 out, eased and pulled up before next, in a race won by Erin Dancer (11-5) at Sedgefield 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Mar, 6 ran.
Jonny Delta 6-1 (9-10) Started very slowly, behind, headway over 2f out, never on terms, moderate 4th, 4th of 8, 14l behind Eternal Heart (8-8) at Musselburgh 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gd in Apr.
Walleyd (IRE) 100-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, behind, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 9, 14l behind Honest Deal (9-1) at Hamilton 1m mdn stks (5) gd.
Chickini (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) Took keen hold, with leader, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, 8th of 12, 36l behind Bahira (10-12) at Sedgefield 2m 1f NH flat (6) gf in Apr.
Al Burkaan (IRE) 15-2 (9-0) Slowly into stride, soon tracked leaders, ridden and kept on one pace from over 1f out, 3rd of 5, 3l behind Margot Did (8-11) at Yarmouth 6f 2yo nov stk (5) gd in Jun.
Amaze Pivotal colt out of Dazzle.
Donnaconna (CAN) 12-1 (9-1) Chased leader, hard driven over 3f out, soon under pressure, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 17l behind Hunza Dancer (8-10) at Musselburgh 7f mdn stks (5) gd in Apr.
Little Rocky 10-1 (9-3) Held up, headway 2f out, soon chased winner, ridden to lead briefly inside final furlong, not quicken, 2nd of 14, 1l behind Sea Moon (9-3) at Yarmouth 1m 2yo mdn (5) hvy in Oct.
Abdicate (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Very slowly away, in rear, headway over 1f out, soon ridden, stayed on well inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 1 1/2l behind Kalleidoscope (9-0) at Beverley 7f 2yo fll mdn (4) gd in Aug.
Ellemental 100-1 (8-12) In rear centre, ridden over 2f out, soon hung right, never dangerous, 10th of 12, 20l behind King Of Jazz (9-3) at Doncaster 7f 3yo mdn (4) gd in Apr.