Titus Bolt won at Newcastle last month but never figured stepped up to 1m4f last time. With stamina doubts over today's even longer trip, he's overlooked in favour of RAYADOUR. The latter has yet to win but finished second at Doncaster last week and it could finally be his turn today. There was little between Frosty Berry and Goodlukin Lucy over 2m here last time though neither threatened the winner and finished well ahead of Grandad Bill. Landesherr looks best of the rest off his current mark.
Titus Bolt (IRE) 7-1 (8-9) In touch on, not much room on inside 2f out, soon switched right, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 7th of 14, 8l behind Roman Flight (9-5) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Rayadour (IRE) 12-1 (8-9) In touch, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on, 2nd of 15, 1 1/4l behind Mr Snoozy (8-13) at Doncaster 1m 4f app hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Frosty Berry 20-1 (10-3) Held up towards rear, headway on outside 7f out, ridden 4f out, outpaced final 2f, 5th of 12, 8l behind Jan Smuts (10-4) at Musselburgh 2m am hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Landesherr (GER) 7-2fav (8-11) Held up mid-division, ridden over 2f out, kept on final furlong, 4th of 7, 5l behind Manomine (8-12) at Yarmouth 1m 2f app hcp (6) gf.
Grandad Bill (IRE) 25-1 (9-13) Tracked leaders, lost place after 3f, well beaten final 5f, 10th of 12, 28l behind Jan Smuts (10-4) at Musselburgh 2m am hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Sergeant Pink (IRE) 16-1 (10-9) Held up towards rear, effort over 2f out, no impression, 5th of 10, 19l behind Strikemaster (10-6) at Musselburgh 2m am hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Oct '11.
Grand Diamond (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Held up behind, driven 3f out, kept on final 2f, never near leaders, 7th of 13, 10l behind Hawdyerwheesht (9-5) at Musselburgh 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Sep.
Goodlukin Lucy 9-1 (9-8) Took keen hold, led, ridden 3f out, edged left and headed 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 9l behind Jan Smuts (10-4) at Musselburgh 2m am hcp 0-65 (6) gd.