Amir Pasha is hardly consistent but has still managed to win seven races and is the only C&D winner in the line-up. Aegean Destiny is 5lb higher than when scoring at Newcastle on soft ground in September while Climaxfortackle has never been further than 1m2f though she's always looked as though she'd stay this far. Teak had some decent form on the Flat and over hurdles in Ireland but has really found his niche at Wolverhampton. His hat-trick attempt was foiled when he tackled 1m6f last time though he's shot up 12lb since gaining his first success. Dubara Reef loves soft ground but needs further but Bavarian Nordic ran his best race for a very long time over this trip at Doncaster last Month. GRACEFUL DESCENT arrives in good form having won over hurdles at Hexham a couple of weeks ago and she looks well enough handicapped back on the Flat to defy her big weight.
Graceful Descent (FR) 6-1 (9-3) Keen tracked leaders until 5f out, weakened 3f out, last of 6, 30l behind Sphinx (8-13) at Ayr 1m 7f hcp (4) hvy in Oct.
Teak (IRE) 9-4fav (8-7) Chased leaders, went 2nd inside final 3f, led inside final furlong, headed final 100 yards, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Mataaleb (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Shaloo Diamond 16-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear and keen, never dangerous, 10th of 11, 29l behind Amazing Blue Sky (9-2) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in May.
Isitcozimcool (IRE) 8-11fav (9-8) Tracked leading trio, ridden and hung badly right over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 13, 26l behind Pendragon (9-0) at Southwell 1m hcp (0-55) (6) fbs in Feb '10.
Climaxfortackle (IRE) 5-1 (8-11) Held up in touch, headway over 1f out, soon ridden, switched right inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, 4th of 6, 3l behind Methayel (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Aegean Destiny 8-1 (8-12) Held up, headway on outside under pressure 3f out, one pace and no impression final 2f, 6th of 9, 13l behind Maydream (8-11) at Bath 1m 5f fll hcp 0-70 (5) gs in May.
Amir Pasha (UAE) 20-1 (8-2) Held up in last pair, ridden over 2f out, never on terms, 8th of 9, 11l behind Tapis Libre (8-13) at Pontefract 1m 2f app hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Apr.
Bavarian Nordic (USA) 20-1 (8-7) In touch, headway over 3f out, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra closing stages, 3rd of 18, 1l behind Sedgwick (8-10) at Doncaster 1m 4f app hcp 0-70 (5) gd in May.
Silver Tigress 22-1 (8-9) Mid-division, ridden and headway on inside over 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 12, 13l behind La Bacouetteuse (9-2) at Musselburgh 1m 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in May.
Bollistick 28-1 (10-0) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 14l behind Gabrial The Hero (8-11) at Haydock 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gf in May.
Dubara Reef (IRE) 9-2 (8-8) Led, headed over 9f out, chased leader, regained lead over 2f out, headed over 1f out, lost 2nd place inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 10, 7l behind Madrasa (9-2) at Redcar 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.