BOLD MARC can defy top weight here, in the process seeing off Lord Fidelio, Champain Sands and Eastern Hills. John Weymes' gelding knows his way home here, having scored twice over this course and distance. His two most recent runs have been more encouraging and off a mark of 70 he looks attractively handicapped despite top-weight. Lujano needs a market check on this return to action; Ryan Moore is an eye-catching jockey booking and one assumes that connections therefore mean business. Lord Fidelio is good on his day and he sauntered home at Catterick last month; he was bought back in for over three thousand and is not ignored off a mark of 68. Blinkers are tried again on Flying Silks, Eastern Hills should come on for a recent spin at Carlisle but only has one win to his name, whilst Morocchius' last win came on a flat track and he is not ignored off his perch of 60. Tanforan is thrown-in on his old form but recent efforts have been very lacklustre, so a bigger threat could be Champain Sands who is not a regular winner but he is well-handicapped now and represents a trainer in very good form. Not the strongest of handicaps for the grade and perhaps a good chance for Bold Marc to get back to winning ways.
Bold Marc (IRE) 5-1 (9-4) Prominent, pushed along over 3f out, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 9, 7l behind Imperial Djay (8-6) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Lujano 14-1 (8-10) Close up, ridden to go 3rd over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 9th of 10, 14l behind Spinning (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Nov.
Lord Fidelio (IRE) 4-1 (9-11) Tracked leaders, led well over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Catterick 7f 3yo & 4yo sll (6) gf in May beating Dispol Kabira (8-9) by 2l, 8 ran.
Flying Silks (IRE) 5-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, in touch, headway on inner over 3f out, kept same pace from over 1f out, 4th of 13, 6l behind Shadowtime (9-0) at Beverley 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Eastern Hills 7-1 (9-5) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 13, 7l behind Chicamia (7-13) at Carlisle 1m app hcp (6) gf in May.
Funky Munky 14-1 (9-8) In touch, ridden 4f out, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 13, 17l behind Cheers For Thea (9-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Sep.
Morocchius (USA) 6-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, driven 3f out, struck on nose by rival jockeys whip over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 13, 7l behind Chicamia (7-13) at Carlisle 1m app hcp (6) gf in May.
Just Timmy Marcus 8-1 (9-3) Steadied start, held up in rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, not pace to challenge, 5th of 12, 2l behind Saviour Sand (8-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Feb.
Tanforan 33-1 (8-3) Slowly into stride, in rear, struggling from over 4f out, 12th of 13, 23l behind Shadowtime (9-0) at Beverley 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Boo 15-2 (8-12) Reared start, slowly in to stride, in rear, ridden over 2f out, never nearer, 6th of 9, 7l behind Satwa Moon (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Lady Bluesky 20-1 (9-7) Behind, headway over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 13, 13l behind Visite Royale (8-12) at Carlisle 1m 1f mdn stks (5) gd in Jul.
Forzarzi (IRE) 40-1 (8-9) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, soon driven and no impression, 7th of 10, 19l behind Finsbury (8-13) at Carlisle 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May.
Champain Sands (IRE) 13-2 (8-12) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, not clear run and switched left over 2f out, headway over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 13, 11l behind Chicamia (7-13) at Carlisle 1m app hcp (6) gf in May.