Captain Cool is in great form but may find DREAM SPINNER too good on this occasion, with Stadium Of Light and Molon Labe others to consider. John Dunlop has his string in decent order and that increases confidence in our selection, who has a 2lb turnaround in the weights to help him gain revenge on Captain Cool after he was second to that rival last time. We feel that Dream Spinner is the horse most likely to progress, especially if settling better, so he just gets the nod. Not that Captain Cool can be dismissed out of hand; Richard Hannon's charge has since taken a good third when dropped in trip at Salisbury and wasn't harshly punished for his course and distance win prior to that. His pedigree doesn't scream stayer but his win that day did and plenty will side with him to confirm the form under Pat Dobbs. Dr Finley is once again partnered by the inexperienced Ian Burns after the pair finished fourth in the race won here by Captain Cool. Michael Bell's three-year-old has been dropped a couple of pounds and remains unexposed but we'd prefer to see stronger handling, especially as at times he's been keen. For that reason he's taken on, with Stadium Of Light more interesting for each-way players. Hughie Morrison's charge ran well when upped to this trip last time and remains capable of better now racing over an appropriate distance. Molon Labe is unexposed and represents a yard going well so must be considered, especially as he shapes as though this trip should see him improve. That said he's asked to give weight away to some in-form types here and we much prefer the claims of one such horse, Dream Spinner.
Molon Labe (IRE) 3-1 (9-2) Led driven and headed well over 1f out, weakened and lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 5, 5l behind Beat The Rush (9-4) at Pontefract 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Apr.
Rezwaan 16-1 (9-1) Always towards rear, 11th of 14, 16l behind Contredanse (9-4) at Windsor 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr.
Dream Spinner 9-4fav (9-1) Bumped start, keen early, mid-division, headway over 6f out, challeged over 1f out, every chance after until not quicken towards finish, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Captain Cool (8-8) at Nottingham 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Dr Finley (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, raced keenly, lost place over 6f out, ridden over 4f out, edged left and stayed on from 2f out, went 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 3l behind Captain Cool (8-8) at Nottingham 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Stadium Of Light (IRE) 16-1 (8-4) Held up towards rear, headway to track leaders 5f out, ridden over 2f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, lost 3rd post, 4th of 9, 1 1/4l behind Desert Recluse (8-11) at Sandown 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
Pena Dorada (IRE) 13-2 (9-4) Held up in touch, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Corr Point (8-4) at Leicester 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Captain Cool (IRE) 7-2 (9-4) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, ridden 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 4l behind Firehawk (8-8) at Salisbury 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May.
Dr Mathias 8-1 (8-1) Tracked winner, lost place over 3f out, soon driven and outpaced, weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 14l behind Lastkingofscotland (9-11) at Chepstow 7f 3yo & 4yo sll (6) gf in May.
Blinka Me 9-2 (8-4) Led, headed over 3f out, kept on same pace from over 2f out, 3rd of 7, 2l behind Corr Point (8-4) at Leicester 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.