Halfsin and Waterclock have shown enough ability in the past to get involved but the former arrives in woeful form and the latter hasn't raced for over a year. Lucanin will need to step up on his reappearance third over a mile at this track but Cranach looks to have solid claims on the back of an impressive maiden win at Redcar. VILLORESI finished a close-up third to the progressive Continuum at Salisbury on his latest start and James Fanshawe's charge is fancied to come out best in this with a similar effort.
Halfsin (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 9, 13l behind Niceofyoutotellme (9-5) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Waterclock (IRE) 11-2 (9-7) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 7l behind Pilgrims Rest (8-10) at Newbury 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in May '12.
Cranach 10-1 (10-0) Made all, clear over 3f out, ridden inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Redcar 1m 2f mdn auc stks (5) gf in May beating Primary Route (8-9) by 5l, 11 ran.
Lucanin 5-2 (9-13) Held up, headway over 4f out, effort entering final 2f, kept on one pace, 3rd of 11, 8l behind String Theory (9-0) at Kempton 1m mdn stks (5) pol in May.
Villoresi (IRE) 15-8 (9-3) Held up in last pair, niggled along 6f out, headway on outside over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 1/2l behind Continuum (9-3) at Salisbury 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Freddy Q (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, edged left over 1f out, weakened soon after, 7th of 12, 12l behind Aldwick Bay (9-9) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Oct.
Takeitfromalady (IRE) 33-1 (8-6) Raced wide pushed along to go in touch, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 12th of 14, 14l behind Vainglory (8-9) at Epsom Downs 1m hcp 0-105 (2) gs in May.
Sir Boss (IRE) 25-1 (9-10) Chased leader, weakened over 2f out, 16th of 17, 27l behind Nanton (10-1) at York 1m 4f ladys hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Nordic Quest (IRE) 11-1 (9-3) Mid-division, headway over 4f out, ridden to chase winner over 3f out, no impression, one pace and lost 3 places inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 11l behind Jupiter Storm (9-3) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Tornado Force (IRE) 4-1 (9-6) In rear, ridden and headway entering final furlong, no impression towards finish, 6th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Understory (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in May.
Mountain Range (IRE) 11-4fav (9-1) Tracked leaders in 4th on inside, effort 2f out, chased leader soon after, ridden to close over 1f out, stayed on to lead final 110 yards, well on top towards finish, won at Kempton 1m 3f hacp 0-70 (5) pol beating Gold Mine (9-7) by 1 1/4l, 11 ran.