Queen's Estate was no match for short-priced favourite Suraj when stepped up to 1m4f at Doncaster last time but beat the rest of the field fair and square and today's shorter trip may suit him better. Rocktherunway has found at least one too good in three starts this season but his placed efforts in handicaps make him the one to beat in this although a speculative vote goes the way of TAFAWUK. He never figured on his seasonal return but today's longer trip could see him in a different light while Gangsterbanksters makes more appeal than Pioneer Boy.
Gangsterbanksters (FR) 8-1 (9-3) Towards rear, headway 3f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, 4th of 9, 6l behind Last Shadow (9-3) at Nottingham 1m 2f 3yo mdn aut (6) sft in Apr.
Pioneer Boy (USA) 40-1 (8-10) Towards rear, pushed along 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 10, 21l behind Sheikhzayedroad (9-1) at Hamilton 1m mdn stks (5) gs.
Queen's Estate (GER) 10-1 (8-7) Led, headed over 1f out, one pace, no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 11l behind Suraj (8-7) at Doncaster 1m 4f mdn stks (5) sft in Apr.
Rocktherunway (IRE) Evensfav (8-9) Chased leaders, effort from well over 2f out, stayed on well closing stages, 2nd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Countess Ferrama (8-4) at Thirsk 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gs.
Tafawuk (USA) 16-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, behind, not much room 2f out, ridden and stayed on into mid-divison final furlong, never near leaders, 8th of 13, 14l behind Kahruman (9-3) at Kempton 1m 3yo mdn stks (4) pol.