Foxy Forever won at York on his only start of last year but is 10lb higher for his return to action. Asian Trader has been raised a further 5lb for finishing second on the July course here last summer while PORT ALFRED returned a losing favourite on the Polytrack on his reappearance. But the latter was beaten less than a length and finished clear of the rest including Green Monkey so Charlie Appleby's charge gets a chance to make amends in this. Breccbennach has leading claims chasing a hat-trick after victories at Lingfield and Windsor and Cincinnati Kit drops back down in class after a couple of outings in Listed company. Musselburgh winner Silvanus failed to cope with a 7lb rise at Thirsk but Sir Pedro is slipping back down towards a winning mark.
Foxy Forever (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, soon clear, ran on well, won at York 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul beating Dusty Storm (9-1) by 3l, 12 ran.
Asian Trader 6-4fav (9-5) Held up in touch, headway over 1f out, soon ridden and switched right, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Tax Free (9-11) at Newmarket 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Port Alfred 5-4fav (9-6) Stumbled start, chased leaders, ridden 2f out, driven and ran on final furlong, not reach leaders, 3rd of 6, 1/2l behind Sandfrankskipsgo (9-5) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Silvanus (IRE) 17-2 (9-3) Raced near side, chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 11th of 18, 8l behind Lastchancelucas (8-11) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Breccbennach 5-2fav (8-11) Soon chasing leader and got on rail, led approaching final 2f, pushed clear over 1f out, ran on well, won at Windsor 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Apr beating Peace Seeker (9-7) by 1 3/4l, 10 ran.
Cincinnati Kit 33-1 (9-0) In touch, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 11th of 15, 9l behind Ladies Are Forever (9-0) at Bath 5f fll lst stks (1) fm in Apr.
Threes Grand 16-1 (8-2) Behind, ridden 2f out, never near leaders, 11th of 14, 11l behind Bedloe's Island (8-13) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-95 (3) fbs in Dec.
Rebecca Romero 8-1 (9-3) Held up off the pace, never involved, 7th of 11, 6l behind Pal Of The Cat (8-10) at Windsor 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Apr.
Monumental Man 14-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 14, 7l behind Red Baron (8-12) at Doncaster 5f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Apr.
Sir Pedro 4-1 (9-4) Led, ridden 2f out, headed approaching final furlong, driven and ran on, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Hamoody (8-12) at Brighton 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Green Monkey 7-2 (9-0) In touch, edged left entering final 2f, ridden and no impression, 5th of 6, 4l behind Sandfrankskipsgo (9-5) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Angel Way (IRE) 11-4 (9-7) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, chased leader until inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, 4th of 9, 2 1/2l behind Excellent Jem (8-10) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.