French Hollow has 6lb extra after scoring at York a week ago but should still be thereabouts, while recent Doncaster winner Royal Trooper is not out of this despite his penalty. Sharp Sovereign had been threatening to score before running a shocker at Ayr recently and it would be no surprise to see Comedy Act post a better effort off top weight. However, a chance is taken that BOSS'S DESTINATION will improve for today's longer trip and his recent reappearance and Alan Swinbank's charge gets the vote.
Comedy Act 8-1 (9-9) Tracked leader, ridden 3f out, kept on same pace final 2f, 5th of 10, 14l behind My Arch (9-10) at Pontefract 2m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Royal Trooper (IRE) 9-1 (9-11) Held up behind, headway over 2f out, ridden to lead 1f out, kept on, ridden out, won at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gf beating Sense Of Pride (9-11) by 3/4l, 7 ran.
The Galloping Shoe 20-1 (9-12) Held up, headway 4f out, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 9, 30l behind Watercourse (8-8) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Gordonsville 6-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden and effort over 2f out to over 1f out, no impression when hampered inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 9l behind Bondage (9-0) at Ayr 1m 5f hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Jun.
Union Island (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, hung right and weakened over 1f out, 12th of 16, 11l behind Miami Gator (9-0) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Jun.
Wicked Daze (IRE) 40-1 (9-7) Close up, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 11, 16l behind Eltheeb (10-0) at Hamilton 1m 3f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Boss's Destination 9-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, ridden and outpaced 3f out, rallied and kept on final furlong, 3rd of 7, 7l behind Udabaa (9-5) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Sharp Sovereign (USA) 9-4 (9-1) Led after 1f, headed over 6f out, outpaced by leading pair from over 1f out, 3rd of 5, 14l behind Forrest Flyer (9-4) at Ayr 1m 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
French Hollow 66-1 (8-9) Held up in mid-division, headway over 4f out, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on well, won at York 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd beating Bow To No One (9-6) by 4l, 18 ran.
Golden Blaze 10-1 (8-2) Narrow lead, driven and headed over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Humdrum (8-10) at Doncaster 1m 2yo hcp (2) gd in Oct.