Stevie Gee finished ahead of Ivory Silk when second off this mark at Windsor two runs ago and has been knocking on the door this year. He should be thereabouts again but Mac Gille Eoin is starting to look a light of former days and Seek The Fair Land's best form is over 7f. Bunce is gradually easing toward a decent mark and could be interesting but DANCING MAITE should take all the beating if reproducing the form of last week's third at York. Roy Bowring's six-year-old is a pound lower than when third behind the progressive Joe Packet in this race 12 months ago and faces nothing of the winner's calibre this time around.
Mac Gille Eoin 33-1 (8-12) Chased leaders 4f, 10th of 18, 6l behind Imperial Guest (9-3) at Ascot 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in May.
Spitfire 12-1 (9-7) Mid-division on inside, headway over 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 14, 12l behind Fantasy Gladiator (9-1) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Nov.
Ivory Silk 6-1 (9-7) Dwelt, behind, effort on wide outside over 2f out, stayed on to 3rd inside final furlong, no impression, 3rd of 13, 4l behind Soap Wars (9-7) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May.
Seek The Fair Land 15-2 (9-2) Mid-division on outside, headway 3f out, chased leader over 2f out until inside final furlong, soon outpaced to 4th, 4th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Truism (9-3) at Goodwood 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Cardinal 20-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 8th of 14, 2 1/4l behind We Have A Dream (9-3) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Bunce (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Close up, ridden and kept on one pace final 2f, 5th of 8, 7l behind Elusive Prince (9-0) at Ripon 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Stevie Gee (IRE) 7-1 (8-9) Held up in touch, chased leaders over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 10, 7l behind Alfresco (8-11) at Goodwood 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May.
Dancing Maite 14-1 (8-11) In touch centre, headway 2f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, never quite going pace to challenge, 3rd of 20, 2 1/2l behind Entitled (9-7) at York 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Divertimenti (IRE) 33-1 (9-6) Dwelt, mid-division on outer, ridden entering final furlong, one pace, 5th of 10, 7l behind Verinco (9-2) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Our Piccadilly (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders,ridden 3f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 11, 4l behind Ray Of Joy (9-7) at Bath 6f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Oct.
Rough Rock (IRE) 14-1 (8-7) In touch, ridden 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, not pace to challenge, 3rd of 7, 2l behind Destiny Blue (9-4) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May.
Imjin River (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Always in rear, never a factor, last of 11, 17l behind Sharpened Edge (9-8) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
The Strig 16-1 (8-6) In rear, stayed on final furlong, never on terms, 5th of 9, 7l behind Macdillon (9-1) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gs.