Given the poor recent form of most of today's opposition, MAC TIERNAN has obvious claims. He's won two of his last three starts now having returned to action with victory in an apprentices' race at Ayr last week and escapes a penalty for this. Present Day made a satisfactory comeback at Chepstow and should be thereabouts and Fushicho tries this longer trip once again after a close-up third at Bath on his penultimate start over a mile. Echo Of Footsteps and Daniel Thomas are a couple of those with the past form to figure if back to their best.
Cometography (IRE) 11-1 (9-0) Always behind, last of 11, 40l behind Caterina (9-3) at Folkestone 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Sep.
Echo Of Footsteps 33-1 (9-5) Always towards rear, last of 13, 24l behind Mad Jazz (8-11) at Pontefract 1m 2f fll hcp (5) gd in May.
Daniel Thomas (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Slowly away, behind, ridden over 1f out, no real headway when slightly hampered inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 7l behind Rezwaan (9-13) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.
St Ignatius 33-1 (8-7) Towards rear, last and struggling 4f out, tailed off, 13th of 14, 34l behind Significant Move (9-0) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Apr.
Mac Tiernan (IRE) 4-1 (9-4) Made most, came centre 3f out, ridden out final furlong, won at Ayr 1m 1f app hcp 0-60 (6) gd beating Scoglio (8-10) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
Classic Voice (IRE) 40-1 (9-7) Mid-division, faded from 2f out, 5th of 7, 14l behind Prime Exhibit (9-7) at Leicester 1m sell stks (6) gf in May.
Crystal High (8-13) 98th of 14, 10l behind Pure Land (8-1) at Deauville(FR) 7f hcap fbs in Oct.
Present Day 16-1 (8-7) Soon led, ridden and headed over 2f out, chased winner until inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 5th of 12, 2 1/2l behind April Ciel (9-1) at Chepstow 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in May.
Action Front (USA) 12-1 (8-7) Held up, ridden over 2f out, not trouble leaders, 7th of 11, 10l behind Tyrur Ted (8-11) at Nottingham 1m 2f app hcp (6) sft in May.
Fushicho 3-1 (8-9) Last trio, pushed along halfway, soon struggling, last of 7, 10l behind Aqua Ardens (9-6) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) fm.
Rockgoat (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Raced freely in touch, led over 8f out, headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 11, 12l behind Chankillo (9-2) at Ripon 1m 4f sll hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Ptolomeos 25-1 (8-1) Always behind, 12th of 15, 13l behind Royal Holiday (9-5) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-60 (6) sft in May.
Amy Farah Fowler (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Never better than mid-division, 11th of 16, 14l behind Fastidious (9-5) at Gowran Park 7f 3yo & 4yo mdn gd in Sep.
Miss Chardonay 66-1 (8-12) Close up, ridden over 2f out, weakening when short of room inside final furlong, 9th of 14, 9l behind Cufflink (9-4) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp (6) gf in May.
Speedy Star (IRE) 250-1 (9-3) Chased leader, ridden over 4f out, quickly weakened over 3f out, 13th of 15, well behind Albasharah (8-12) at Nottingham 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) sft in Oct.