Tyrur Ted should go well again having won under today's apprentice at Nottingham last time, though it was testing ground on that occasion. Special Mix returned a losing favourite here recently after scoring at Pontefract earlier and Day Of Destiny makes more appeal on his latest narrow-margin defeat at Newcastle. Gabrial The Thug was well beaten in lesser company here last month and the vote goes to the unexposed TUSCAN FUN, who will have come on for a reappearance third at Ripon where he finished six lengths clear of the rest of the field.
Alakhan (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Steadied start, took keen hold towards rear, ridden and hung left well over 1f out, moderate progress inside final furlong, never in contention, 9th of 16, 12l behind Take Two (8-12) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Apr.
Diamond Penny (IRE) 40-1 (9-2) Dwelt soon pushed along in rear, ridden and hung left over 2f out, never near leaders, 8th of 13, 11l behind Desert Creek (8-3) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Nov.
Outrageous Request 18-1 (8-8) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Persian Peril (9-5) at Hamilton 1m 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gs in May '12.
Livia's Dream (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakening when hampered over 1f out, 6th of 10, 11l behind Swinging Sultan (9-5) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Significant Move 2-1fav (9-5) Chased leaders in 4th, ridden 2f out, weakened soon after, 8th of 9, 12l behind Tight Lipped (9-2) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in May.
Day of Destiny (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) In touch on outside, challenged over 2f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 13, 1l behind Arc Light (9-5) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Special Mix 7-2fav (9-9) Held up towards rear, plugged on inside final furlong, no threat, 5th of 9, 7l behind Gran Maestro (9-11) at Haydock 1m 2f app hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Skyfire 15-2 (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden 1f out, kept on same pace, weakened final 50 yards, 10th of 14, 6l behind Never Forever (9-5) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Tyrur Ted 8-1 (8-11) Dwelt towards rear, headway 3f out, stayed on to lead near finish, won at Nottingham 1m 2f app hcp (6) sft in May beating Hydrant (9-7) by nk, 11 ran.
Tuscan Fun 5-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, mid-division, headway over 3f out, every chance over 2f out, ridden to chase winner over 1f out until no extra towards finish, 3rd of 9, 4l behind Zaitsev (8-5) at Ripon 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Gabrial The Thug (FR) 4-1 (9-1) Led, headed over 2f out, ridden and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 4th of 8, 5l behind Dolphin Village (8-12) at Haydock 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.