Sir Mark Prescott's progressive looking stayer PHOENIX FLIGHT looks to have solid claims on this contest ahead of Danzatrice and Pass The Port. The selection took advantage of return to winnable mark last time out to score in similar company. The form has since been franked and although he'll have to contend with a seven pound heavier burden he is allotted a weight for age allowance on hi turf debut so the terms look good. Danzatrice looks well treated here off bottom weight and just one pound heavier than his near miss over a longer trip here last time; Musselburgh is also a course she likes. Pass The Port is one from one over course and distance and should go well off a mark one pound heavier than his last victory. Near miss merchant Gordonsville has run well in better races than this on his last two outings and should be able to mount a challenge although his mark still looks a little high while Los Nadis took a seller on his first visit here last time and has won off a higher rating in the past so needs to be considered. Plenty in with chances of challenging for honours here but they all look to be in the shadow of Phoenix Flight.
My Immortal 11-2 (7-12) Chased leader, ridden over 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 10th of 12, 15l behind Sendintank (9-4) at Doncaster 1m 6f hcp (2) gs in Sep '05.
Admiral (IRE) 10-1 (8-10) 15th of 17, well behind Greenwich Meantime (9-2) at Chester 2m 3f hcp (2) gd in May '07.
Phoenix Flight (IRE) 4-5fav (9-0) Held up in close 5th, travelling well over 2f out, led 2f out, 3 lengths clear 1f out, hard driven final furlong, just lasted, won at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Mar beating Right Stuff (8-13) by nk, 8 ran.
Pass The Port 10-1 (9-8) Held up 6th, headway 2f out, chased winner and effort over 1f out, pressed leader and every chance entering final furlong, always held final 100 yards, 2nd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Salute (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
Gordonsville 7-1 (9-4) Held up, headway over 3f out, chased winner final furlong, no impression, 2nd of 7, 5l behind Nemo Spirit (8-13) at Musselburgh 2m hcap (2) sft in Nov.
Raucous (GER) 7-2 (8-13) Made all, ridden clear entering final furlong, stayed on well, won at Musselburgh 1m 4f 4yo sell stks (6) gf beating Bridgewater Boys (9-4) by 3l, 7 ran.
Step This Way (USA) 11-4 (9-9) Tracked leader, ridden 4f out, driven and no impression final 2f, 4th of 5, 17l behind Overrule (8-10) at Catterick 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Puy d'Arnac (FR) 14-1 (9-6) Held up behind leaders, ridden along, lost place over 4f out, soon behind, last of 9, 37l behind Aureate (9-6) at Southwell 1m 6f hcap (4) fbs in Jan.
Lets Roll 14-1 (9-2) Held up, ridden over 4f out, no impression from over 2f out, 6th of 7, 19l behind Nemo Spirit (8-13) at Musselburgh 2m hcap (2) sft in Nov.
Oddsmaker (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Dwelt, mid-division, outpaced 2f out, stayed on final furlong, never on terms, 9th of 13, 11l behind Wovoka (8-8) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Film Festival (USA) 20-1 (8-2) In rear and keen, never dangerous, 13th of 19, 23l behind Spring Jim (8-9) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Mar.
Soundbyte 11-2 (8-11) Chased leaders, driven and went 2nd over 1f out, until one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 2l behind Phoenix Flight (9-0) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Mar.
Los Nadis (GER) 5-2 (9-11) Close up on outside, ridden to challenge over 2f out, one pace final furlong, 4th of 7, 6l behind Don't Stop Me Now (9-6) at Musselburgh 2m app hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Danzatrice 7-2 (9-11) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, ridden to challenge and every chance 1f out, kept on, 2nd of 7, 1l behind Don't Stop Me Now (9-6) at Musselburgh 2m app hcp 0-70 (5) gf.