A field of exposed sprinters contest the finale and we wouldn't be in a rush to rule any of them out. DRAGON FLAME receives the hopeful vote ahead of Hereford Boy and Canadian Danehill. It's difficult to make a case for Dragon Flame on the evidence of his run at Southwell where he finished a long way behind Figaro Flyer but he may not have handled the surface, has run well here in the past and Mick Quinn's horses are running well. Hereford Boy ran well last time and isn't badly treated these days whilst Canadian Danehill is a standing dish in this sort of race and is also on a fair perch. A trappy contest to finish with Dragon Flame the nomination.
First Order 9-1 (8-13) Took keen hold, prominent on outside, pushed along and weakened over 1f out, 5th of 6, 8l behind Almaty Express (8-11) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Apr.
Whiskey Creek 11-1 (8-12) Held up in rear, never on terms, 8th of 11, 6l behind Our Piccadilly (8-4) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-85 (4).
Canadian Danehill (IRE) 6-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, one pace, 3rd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Little Edward (8-13) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (0-90) (3) pol in Mar.
Heaven 14-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, outpaced throughout and always rear, last of 9, 9l behind Piscean (9-2) at Lingfield 5f hcp (4) pol in Oct.
Zowington 16-1 (9-0) Held up mid-division, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 12, 7l behind Westwood (8-5) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Apr.
Hereford Boy 15-2 (8-11) In rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, driven to chase winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 6, 2 1/4l behind Princess Rose Anne (8-8) at Folkestone 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Apr.
After The Show 6-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, behind, soon pushed along, never dangerous, 7th of 9, 14l behind Calmdownmate (9-2) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
Compton Classic 4-1 (9-3) 4th of 11, 1 1/2l behind Tudor Prince (8-13) at Kempton 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Apr.
Royal Envoy (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders on outside, ridden and effort over 1f out, soon one pace and lost 3rd final strides, 4th of 15, 1 3/4l behind What Katie Did (8-8) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr.
Dragon Flame (IRE) 12-1 (8-7) Raced alone towards stand's side, mid-division, ridden halfway, weakened 2f out, 7th of 8, 11l behind Figaro Flyer (8-5) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-80 (4) fbs in Apr.
Figaro Flyer (IRE) 6-1 (8-5) Dwelt, soon tracked leaders, ridden to chase leader over 1f out, led final 100 yards, ran on, won at Southwell 5f hcp 0-80 (4) fbs in Apr beating Colorus (8-3) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.
Thoughtsofstardom 16-1 (8-8) Chased leader to 2f out, stayed prominent, unable to quicken inside final furlong and lost 2 places near finish, 5th of 7, 2 3/4l behind Orpen's Art (8-7) at Brighton 5f hcp 0-70 (5) fm.