A few of these were well beaten in the Chester Cup last month on soft ground including NEVER CAN TELL. Back on a decent surface and with Frankie in the plate once again, last year's Cesarewitch hero can return to winning ways. Shubaat was the disappointing favourite for the Chester Cup and better is also expected from him while Kazbow was another who finished down the field at Chester but was beaten twice last year by the selection. Palazzo Bianco failed to land the odds at Kempton last time but scored over 1m4f at this track in September and the hat-trick recorded by Lordofthehouse last season included a couple of course victories. The latter looks the biggest threat with a recent second at Thirsk under his belt.
Tominator 12-1 (9-1) Always behind, never a factor, tailed off, 13th of 16, well behind Ile De Re (8-11) at Chester 2m 3f hcp (4yo+) (2) sft in May.
Never Can Tell (IRE) 11-1 (9-0) Chased leader until over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, eased when no chance over 1f out, tailed off, 8th of 16, well behind Ile De Re (8-11) at Chester 2m 3f hcp (4yo+) (2) sft in May.
Montaff 16-1 (9-2) In rear, headway over 1f out, ridden and no impression final furlong, 8th of 12, 9l behind Mount Athos (9-10) at Newmarket 1m 6f hcp 0-105 (2) gf in May.
Kazbow (IRE) 50-1 (8-11) Held up towards rear, last and struggling 8f out, tailed off and pulled up soon after, in a race won by Ile De Re (8-11) at Chester 2m 3f hcp (4yo+) (2) sft in May, 16 ran.
Colloquial 9-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, ridden 4f out, chased winner over 2f out until approaching final furlong, kept on one pace, 4th of 10, 6l behind Thimaar (8-11) at Ascot 2m hcp (3) gd in Sep.
Western Pearl 10-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, went 6th over 1f out, never dangerous, 6th of 9, 19l behind Vita Nova (8-12) at Goodwood 1m 4f fll lst stks (1) sft in May.
Shubaat 11-2fav (8-4) Held up towards rear, ridden and some headway into mid-division 5f out, soon struggling, tailed off, 11th of 16, well behind Ile De Re (8-11) at Chester 2m 3f hcp (4yo+) (2) sft in May.
Dazinski 16-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, ridden 5f out, weakened over 3f out, 7th of 16, 35l behind Ile De Re (8-11) at Chester 2m 3f hcp (4yo+) (2) sft in May.
Palazzo Bianco 10-11fav (9-5) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden over 1f out, kept on same final furlong, 3rd of 8, 8l behind Old Hundred (9-12) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Apr.
Halla San 2-1 (9-7) Tracked leader until 10f out, close up, ridden over 3f out, keeping on same pace until eased final furlong, last of 4, 24l behind General Ting (8-4) at Nottingham 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in May.
Swinging Hawk (GER) 33-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 18, 5l behind Mulaqen (9-6) at York 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
Lordofthehouse (IRE) 10-11fav (9-5) Slowly into stride, soon mid-division on outside, headway under pressure over 2f out, ridden and effort over 1f out, kept on and every chance inside final furlong, just held, 2nd of 12, hd behind Yahrab (8-8) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in May.
English Summer 6-1 (9-3) Close up, lost place and dropped to rear over 8f out, not a factor after, 6th of 7, 16l behind Star Commander (8-12) at Chester 1m 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in May.