Comptonspirit won this in 2011 but didn't run quite so well a year ago. He's best on very fast ground so connections will be hoping the going firms up. Chosen One has won 11 races and is always likely to pop up when least expected while Come On Dave is better off with Mr Mo Jo despite beating him at Catterick last August. Phoenix Clubs likes some give in the ground and Planetex was well beaten when favourite at Carlisle on Monday so a chance is taken that top weight BRONZE BEAU can repeat the performance he produced on his last start here when just touched off by Haajes.
Bronze Beau 7-1 (9-6) Led, headed 1f out, soon weakened, last of 5, 5l behind Fitz Flyer (9-12) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Come On Dave (IRE) 5-1 (9-12) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, lost 2 places, 4th of 9, 6l behind Oil Strike (9-5) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Mr Mo Jo 13-2 (9-2) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Lucky Numbers (9-11) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in May.
Comptonspirit 3-1 (9-11) Chased leaders on inside, ridden over 1f out, one pace and held when lost 3rd near finish, 4th of 8, 1 3/4l behind Dreams Of Glory (9-10) at Bath 5f hcp 0-65 (6) fm in Jul.
Phoenix Clubs (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Towards rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 4l behind Bondi Beach Boy (9-3) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Planetex (IRE) 5-2fav (10-2) Chased leaders, under pressure halfway, soon weakened, 6th of 8, 6l behind Just The Tonic (9-11) at Carlisle 6f ladies hcap (5) gs.
Chosen One (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Tracked leading trio, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 10th of 11, 9l behind Sleepy Blue Ocean (9-6) at Haydock 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Red Roar (IRE) 6-1 (9-6) Led until headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 8l behind Just The Tonic (9-11) at Carlisle 6f ladies hcap (5) gs.