A few of these are looking to bounce back from below par efforts on their latest starts. That includes both KING KURT and Gran Maestro, who had both ran well in the same race at Newcastle earlier when the former came out on top. It could be a similar outcome here and Kevin Ryan's charge gets the vote. Oetzi ended last season prematurely with a win at Salisbury in August and may need this while Jordaura will find this tougher than the claimer he won at Hamilton earlier this month. Delightful Sleep and Zenafire have been running well on the Polytrack and both are unexposed on Turf.
King Kurt (IRE) 3-1fav (9-7) In touch, pushed along halfway, headway on outside over 2f out, never on terms, 6th of 14, 6l behind Bright Applause (9-3) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr.
Oetzi 4-1 (9-4) Held up in rear, ridden and headway over 2f out, rider dropped whip well over 1f out, soon hung right, led and bumped rivals, kept on, won at Salisbury 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Aug beating Monopoli (9-1) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Gran Maestro (USA) 13-2 (8-12) Slowly into stride, in rear, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 6, 13l behind Classic Punch (9-7) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Breaking The Bank 13-2 (9-0) Chased leaders, pushed along over 5f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 10, 9l behind Meetings Man (8-8) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Rosselli (IRE) 11-1 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, never a factor, 10th of 16, 22l behind Luggers Hall (9-7) at Doncaster 1m 2f app hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Mar.
Breakheart (IRE) 11-1 (8-7) Mid-division, not much room over 2f out, well held over 1f out, 10th of 12, 17l behind Emman Bee (9-3) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Jordaura 10-1 (8-12) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, led 1f out, ran on well, won at Hamilton 1m 3f clm stks (6) gs beating Activate (9-7) by 3 1/2l, 5 ran.
Delightful Sleep (10-12) 4th of 5, 3 1/2l behind I'm Harry (10-11) at L'Ancresse(GUE) 1m 2f hcp gd.
Zenafire 4-1fav (8-11) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on, not trouble leaders, 5th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Evergreen Forest (9-0) at Warwick 1m app hcp (6) gf.