Doc Hay has proved best over the minimum trip so far but Swiss Cross and York Glory showed a bit more last time and could be in the firing-line. Steps is another with claims if back to his best and Docofthebay can race off a lower mark on Turf and is preferred to inconsistent stablemate Masked Dance. Mon Brav still looks a shade high in the handicap but PIAZZA SAN PIETRO went close in similar company at Goodwood on last month's reappearance and it could be his turn today.
Doc Hay (USA) 5-2 (8-12) Tracked leaders on inside, switched left and effort inside final 2f, ridden over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, no extra final 50 yards, 3rd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Cheviot (8-12) at Beverley 5f cond Stakes (3) gf in May.
Swiss Cross 22-1 (9-4) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, hung left inside final 2f, driven and kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 16, 1 3/4l behind Lui Rei (9-7) at Epsom Downs 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gf.
York Glory (USA) 12-1 (9-1) Outpaced towards rear, headway in centre 2f out, driven to chase leaders over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 7th of 20, 4l behind Stone Of Folca (8-12) at Epsom Downs 5f hcp (2) gf.
Piazza San Pietro 25-1 (9-1) Behind, headway over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on to take 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 8, 3/4l behind Chilli Green (8-5) at Goodwood 6f hcp 105 (2) gd in May.
Steps (IRE) 8-1fav (8-12) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden and pressing leaders over 1f out, no extra towards finish, 8th of 16, 3 1/2l behind Judge 'n Jury (8-0) at York 5f hcp 0-105 (2) gd in May.
Docofthebay (IRE) 10-1 (9-1) Raced on outside, held up, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, 3rd in group inside final furlong, no chance, 10th of 17, 18l behind Seal Rock (9-3) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-100 (2) sft in Apr.
Marine Commando 20-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, driven over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, no impression, 7th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Arganil (9-5) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gs in May.
Cheveton 14-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, in rear, effort when hampered over 1f out, never on terms, 12th of 16, 4 1/2l behind Bajan Tryst (9-10) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 105 (2) gs.
Masked Dance (IRE) 9-1 (9-3) Chased leaders on stands rail, effort over 1f out, soon ridden and one pace, no impression final 110 yards, 8th of 12, 5l behind Arganil (9-5) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gs in May.
Mon Brav 14-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, under pressure halfway, weakened over 1f out, 14th of 18, 5l behind Dancing Freddy (8-10) at York 5f hcp 105 (2) gf in May.
Damika (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Soon outpaced, always behind, 14th of 17, 19l behind Mappin Time (9-3) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-85 (4) fm in May.