Solaras Exhibition hasn't raced since July and makes his all-weather debut while Saoi steps up in trip after landing a double over 1m2f. Sir Boss has looked high enough in the weights since scoring at Wolverhampton last month and Strike Force is up 7lb and mixing it in better company today as he bids for a hat-trick. HARRY BUCKLE's winning run came to end in a higher grade race here a fortnight ago but he has the beating of Scottish Boogie on earlier form and can rediscover the winning trail back at this level.
Solaras Exhibition (IRE) 7-2fav (8-12) Held up in rear, headway 2f out, picked up well from over 1f out to lead well inside final furlong, going away close home, won at Chester 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun beating New Hampshire (9-5) by 1 3/4l, 11 ran.
Palio Square (USA) 7-2fav (9-8) Tracked leaders, ridden 4f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 7, 23l behind La Estrella (9-6) at Southwell 1m 6f hcp 0-95 (3) fbs in Mar '11.
Saoi (USA) 7-4fav (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden and effort on outside over 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, led post, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Jan beating Knowe Head (8-13) by hd, 7 ran.
Grandiloquent 3-1fav (9-2) Held up mid-division, one pace and no impression from over 1f out, 10th of 13, 8l behind Party Line (8-9) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Harry Buckle 3-1 (8-13) Led, headed 9f out, tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, stayed on one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 3l behind Noble Silk (8-13) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Sir Boss (IRE) 9-1 (9-3) Held up mid-division on outer, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 4th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Flying Power (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Discovery Bay 7-1 (9-3) Mid-division, bit short of room in 7th over 1f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 13, 5l behind Gretzky (8-6) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcap pol in Jan.
Strike Force 6-1 (9-2) Held up in rear, headway on outside 3f out, went 2nd over 2f out, led over 1f out, clear inside final furlong, readily, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol beating Monzino (8-11) by 4 1/2l, 7 ran.
Scottish Boogie (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Steadied in rear, driven and headway over 2f out, stayed on same pace, 4th of 7, 7l behind Harry Buckle (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.