Aomen Rock has yet to win but has gone closest on the Polytrack and sports a first-time visor on his return to this surface. GALATIAN is looking to end a long losing run but went close over track and trip in November. He can race off a 10lb lower mark here with Pat Millman's claim taken into account and gets the nod. Neither Dimitar nor Spirit Of Gondree has threatened since winning on the all-weather early in the year and dual Wolverhampton winner Pipers Piping has been rested after finishing tailed off at the same track in March.
Galatian 5-1 (9-3) Towards rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace and no impression, 7th of 10, 9l behind Illustrious Prince (9-11) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Royal College 50-1 (9-12) Held up off the pace in mid-division, headway over 1f out, plugged on final furlong, never on terms, 5th of 9, 9l behind Doctor Sardonicus (9-2) at Lingfield 7f mdn auc stks (6) gd in Jun.
Aomen Rock 4-1 (9-6) Led stand side early, tracked leader, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, one pace, 4th of 10, 5l behind Refuse Colette (8-2) at Yarmouth 1m mdn hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Dimitar (USA) 33-1 (9-5) Hood removed slightly late, off the pace towards rear, moderate headway final furlong, never on terms, 7th of 12, 11l behind Eastern Dragon (9-2) at Chepstow 7f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in May.
Spirit Of Gondree (IRE) 33-1 (8-13) Started slowly, always in rear, tailed off, last of 9, 26l behind Stormbound (8-13) at Bath 1m hcp 0-70 (5) fm in Jun.
Pick A Little 8-1 (9-2) Led 1f, chased leader, ridden and lost 2nd over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 5l behind Stormbound (8-13) at Bath 1m hcp 0-70 (5) fm in Jun.
Tijuca (IRE) 11-1 (8-8) Towards rear, ridden 3f out, no impression, 6th of 7, 6l behind Panettone (9-1) at Windsor 1m 2f fll hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
My Manekineko 14-1 (9-11) Took keen hold, held up in last pair, headway and edged left over 1f out, 4th and one pace final furlong, almost snatched 3rd, 4th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Shifting Star (9-12) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Pipers Piping (IRE) 5-2fav (9-1) Keen held up in touch in rear, ridden and outpaced over 3f out, last of 6, 25l behind My Single Malt (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar.
Shahrazad (IRE) 33-1 (8-3) Prominent, led over 6f out, headed 2f out, weakened 1f out, 6th of 9, 10l behind Buckstay (9-12) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jun.
Woolston Ferry (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Held up mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Elle Rebelle (7-11) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Carrera 5-2fav (8-11) Last trio, headway well over 1f out, chased leaders inside final furlong, one pace, 5th of 9, 2 1/2l behind Stormbound (8-13) at Bath 1m hcp 0-70 (5) fm in Jun.
Alhaban (IRE) 13-2 (9-7) Tracked leaders, pushed along 5f out, ridden and weakened over 3f out, behind and eased over 1f out, tailed off, last of 9, 50l behind Captain Oats (8-12) at Bath 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) fm in Jun.
Princess Spirit 40-1 (8-9) Held up in rear, eased as if something amiss from over 2f out, last of 9, well behind Alzanti (9-4) at Newbury 7f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gd.