Oriental Scot pops up when he feels like it and he clearly did at Haydock last time when he had the re-opposing Desert Romance back in third. The latter is weighted to reverse running today, however, while Staff Sergeant was winning for the first time in over two years when scoring over C&D last month and has been upped 6lb as a consequence. CHARPOY won his maiden over a mile at Killarney in August and was placed over 1m4f at Dundalk in April. Dropping back in trip on his first start for the in-form Ian Semple, he might be up to landing this. European Dream is rare winner nowadays and would prefer some cut in the ground anyway.
Oriental Scot 7-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, headway and switched left over 2f out, led over 1f out, ran on, won at Haydock 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gf in May beating Imperial Djay (9-7) by 1 1/2l, 13 ran.
Munsarim (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Led, ridden when edged right towards far side rail 2f out, headed over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 14, 16l behind Cruiser (9-0) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-90) (3) pol in May.
Shamdarley (IRE) 13-2 (9-2) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 16, 12l behind Media Hype (9-0) at York 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in May.
Staff Sergeant 11-2 (8-13) Made all, dictated pace, shaken up approaching final furlong, ran on, won at Musselburgh 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in May beating Lucky Windmill (8-12) by 1 3/4l, 11 ran.
Desert Romance (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Led 1f, prominent, ridden to lead 2f out, soon headed, stayed on, 3rd of 13, 1 3/4l behind Oriental Scot (9-0) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gf in May.
Charpoy (USA) 7-1 (8-10) Chased leaders in 6th, closer early straight, ridden to go 3rd over 1f out, kept on same pace without troubling winner, 2nd of 7, 2 3/4l behind Northgate (10-0) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 60-100 pol in Apr.
European Dream (IRE) 8-1 (9-6) Dwelt, in rear, headway over 2f out, went 3rd over 1f out, kept on to chase winner inside final furlong, held near finish, 2nd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Oneofapear (9-2) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in May.
Musnad (USA) 10-1 (8-9) Held up in rear, headway on inside 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 2nd close home, no impression on winner, 2nd of 11, 3l behind Cono Zur (8-10) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-80 (4) fm in May.
High Resolution 8-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no threat, 5th of 8, 5l behind Copperwood (8-13) at Hamilton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gs in May.