Professor John has claims on his second here last month but is inconsistent, while Guga also seems to have two ways of running but produced the best kind when scoring over C&D last week. He was allowed to have his own way up front on that occasion and should provide a good tow round for the hard pulling DRAGON SLAYER here. The latter escapes a penalty for his victory in an apprentice race over track and trip last time under today's talented claimer and John Harris' charge is taken to follow-up. Cane Cat is holding her form well and can figure, while Star Addition has the beating of Moonlight Fantasy on recent running at Newcastle.
Professor John (IRE) 17-2 (10-2) Raced wide in mid-division, ridden 4f out, soon struggling, 11th of 16, 17l behind Strike Force (10-7) at Newbury 1m 2f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) gf in May.
Guga (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) Led and keen, clear after about 2f, ridden over 2f out, unchallenged, eased towards finish, won at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May beating Transfer (8-10) by 4l, 11 ran.
Dragon Slayer (IRE) 4-1 (8-13) Pulled hard early, tracked leaders, hampered and switched right 3f out, headway to lead over 1f out, ran on, won at Nottingham 1m 2f app hcp (6) gf beating Aviso (8-12) by 2 3/4l, 8 ran.
Cane Cat (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) In rear, headway 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, edged right, headed post, 2nd of 11, hd behind Shouda (9-0) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp (6) gf in May.
Star Addition 7-2 (8-8) Mid-division, lost place 4f out, not clear run and switched left 2f out, stayed on to take 4th inside final furlong, no impression, 4th of 9, 6l behind Epernay (9-0) at Carlisle 1m app hcp (6) gs in May.
Moonlight Fantasy (IRE) 40-1 (8-13) Led, clear with one other 6f out, ridden over 2f out, headed 1f out, kept on, 3rd of 10, 7l behind Miss Blink (9-1) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp (6) gf in May.
Kheskianto (IRE) 50-1 (7-9) Took keen old, prominent, chased winner 2f out, no impression from over 1f out, lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 7, 4 1/2l behind Uphold (9-11) at Leicester 1m 2f clm stks (6) gf in May.
Quaestor (IRE) 28-1 (9-2) Always behind, last of 11, 14l behind Blue Charm (8-7) at Southwell 7f hcp (0-55) (6) fbs in May.
Naledi 10-1 (8-6) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, never dangerous, 5th of 9, 11l behind Blackstone Vegas (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.
Princess Neenee (IRE) 33-1 (8-7) In rear and outpaced, pushed along over 4f out, soon weakened, 10th of 11, 35l behind Miss Whippy (8-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Oct.