Scatter Dice, Guising and Alcaeus have the past form to figure but all ran shockers on their latest starts and can only improve. By contrast, MUNTASIR ran his best race of the year so far when runner-up at Nottingham last month. Saeed Bin Suroor's charge has been given a chance by the handicapper dropped 2lb for this and gets the vote ahead of Hawdyerwheesht. The latter also posted a much better effort when fourth at Ayr last week and is preferred to Cosmic Sun and the out of form Merchant Of Dubai
Scatter Dice (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, pushed along over 7f out, quickly lost place, last of 13, well behind Mister Pagan (8-10) at Ayr 2m 1f hcp (3) sft.
Guising 8-1 (8-12) Led, ridden 3f out, headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, last of 9, 24l behind Forgotten Hero (8-12) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp 105 (2) gs.
Muntasir (IRE) 5-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, came centre over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, chased winner over 1f out, no impression, 2nd of 4, 4 1/2l behind Fledged (9-1) at Nottingham 1m 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Aug.
Alcaeus (9-4) 13th of 14, well behind Hurricane Red (9-4) at Jagersro(SWE) 1m 4f Listed stks in Aug.
Hawdyerwheesht 20-1 (9-1) Held up behind, headway 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 1 1/2l behind Cockney Sparrow (9-1) at Ayr 1m 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gs.
Merchant Of Dubai 10-1 (9-9) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 15l behind Man Of Plenty (9-12) at Musselburgh 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Cosmic Sun 6-1fav (9-0) Slowly away towards rear, headway 3f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 15, 5l behind Montefeltro (9-3) at York 1m 4f app hcp 0-80 (4) gd.