Jack Luey finished ahead of a stack of these when fourth at Doncaster last time and should confirm running. Dungannon had Gabbiano back in fourth when scoring over 5f at Ascot three weeks ago but seems best over the minimum distance nowadays on a stiff track while Diman Waters won a lesser grade sprint over track and trip last month and will find this tougher. Dancheur makes more appeal on her recent victory over course and distance but the vote goes to B FIFTY TWO. He flew home at Newmarket a week ago having plummeted down the weights this season and can go in again off his new mark now back to something like his best.
Gabbiano 4-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, headway when switched towards stands side rail and raced virtually alone over 1f out, soon ridden, stayed on well inside final furlong, not reach leaders, 4th of 16, 1 1/2l behind Dungannon (9-3) at Ascot 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Joe Packet 14-1 (8-11) Raced centre, held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, ridden and stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Sir Reginald (8-10) at Doncaster 6f hcp 105 (2) gs.
Dungannon 3-1fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, effort over 1f out, ridden to lead narrowly inside final furlong, held on, won at Ascot 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gd beating Lady Gibraltar (9-2) by hd, 16 ran.
B Fifty Two (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Keen made most, ridden 2f out, ran on, won at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd beating Novellen Lad (8-9) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
Head Space (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Raced wide tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Hadaj (8-7) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
If So 8-1 (9-4) Raced near side, held up tracking leading pair in group, not clear run and switched left inside final furlong, stayed on well in closing stages, not reach leaders, 7th of 15, 5l behind Pearl Ice (9-7) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gs.
Baby Strange 11-2 (8-11) Held up towards rear, headway towards near side over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong not pace to reach leaders, 6th of 15, 2 3/4l behind Pearl Ice (9-7) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gs.
Jack Luey 25-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace under pressure inside final furlong, 4th of 15, 1 1/2l behind Pearl Ice (9-7) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gs.
Corporal Maddox 14-1 (8-3) Slowly into stride, raced in centre and soon in mid-division, headway 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, edged right and weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 14, 5l behind Sir Reginald (8-10) at Doncaster 6f hcp 105 (2) gs.
Nassau Storm 9-2 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 13l behind Mezzotint (9-5) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Chester Aristocrat 8-1 (9-7) Close up, weakening when not much room over 1f out, 13th of 14, 11l behind Feel The Heat (8-4) at Hamilton 6f hcp (3) gf.
Dancheur (IRE) 16-1 (8-6) Taken to post early, made most, ridden over 1f out, ran on, won at Hamilton 6f flls hcp 0-95 (3) gs beating Pearl Sea (9-7) by 2 3/4l, 14 ran.
Line Of Reason (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) In touch, pushed along 2f out, ridden and no impression inside final furlong, 9th of 15, 6l behind Pearl Ice (9-7) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gs.
Arctic Feeling (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 13th of 15, 10l behind Pearl Ice (9-7) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gs.
Diman Waters (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, headway over 3f out, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, kept on, no impression on front pair towards finish, 3rd of 14, 1 1/4l behind Imperial Legend (9-2) at Haydock 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Tarooq (USA) 9-1 (9-0) Tracked leader in group of three near side, pushed along over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 15, 6l behind Pearl Ice (9-7) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gs.
Cheveton 20-1 (9-5) Chased leaders and keen far side, kept on inside final furlong, finished 4th in far side group, 8th of 27, 5l behind Circuitous (8-11) at Ayr 6f hcp (2) sft.