Galician was very disappointing at Yarmouth last time, a long way behind Noble Citizen, and this may be a shade too far for the top weight but Lowther has been in excellent form on the Polytrack again lately and is just as effective on Turf. Corporal Maddox should also be thereabouts after a pipe-opener at Wolverhampton but it must be worth giving JACK OF DIAMONDS a chance to show his worth on this surface. He's just been touched off in his last two starts on the Polytrack here and has a lower mark on Turf. Lutine Bell has a chance on last year's form and looks the pick of the remainder.
Galician 5-2fav (9-1) Towards rear, outpaced 5f out, ridden and well beaten final 3f, last of 11, 25l behind Fast Finian (8-12) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Apr.
Noble Citizen (USA) 25-1 (8-9) Dwelt, held up, effort over 2f out, no impression from over 1f out, 8th of 11, 6l behind Fast Finian (8-12) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Apr.
Lowther 4-1 (9-1) Took keen hold, in touch, headway on outside halfway, went 3rd over 3f out, challenged 2f out, soon ridden, led inside final furlong, headed towards finish, no extra and lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 6, 1/2l behind Mia's Boy (9-2) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Apr.
Corporal Maddox 20-1 (9-1) Dwelt, in rear, headway on outer over 2f out, raced wide to stands rail from over 1f out, no impression, 5th of 7, 8l behind Verse Of Love (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Jan.
Poetic Dancer 8-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 3l behind Chapter And Verse (8-10) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Dec.
Lutine Bell 16-1 (8-7) Held up towards rear, headway under pressure over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 6th of 15, 6l behind Grey Mirage (8-8) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-105 (2) pol in Apr.
Boots And Spurs 9-2 (9-2) Took keen hold, chased leaders until lost place quickly over 3f out, soon behind, 9th of 13, 18l behind Snow Trooper (9-2) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Apr.
Fanrouge (IRE) 7-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 5l behind Last Sovereign (8-11) at Wolverhampton 5f clm stks (6) pol in Sep.
Jack Of Diamonds (IRE) 11-4 (9-7) Mid-division, ridden and not much room briefly over 2f out, ran on inside final furlong, just failed, 2nd of 11, shd behind Forceful Appeal (9-0) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Apr.