WELLS LYRICAL is back for another crack at winning this having landed last year's renewal. He has leading claims too as he attempted to make all at Doncaster on his reappearance before fading badly in the closing stages. He gets the vote with Paul Hanagan booked ahead of May Contain Nuts, who is similar in that he's also a C&D winner with a recent comeback run under his belt. The returning Petella is another winner over track and trip though this looks a tougher task for her while Emrani and Mojolika have the more recent form with placed efforts over shorter trips. Saborido is not out of this off his current mark and is another to consider.
My Arch 10-1 (9-3) In rear, ridden 3f out, not trouble leaders, 7th of 10, 13l behind Amazing King (8-13) at Musselburgh 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
The Bells O Peover 10-1 (9-7) Chased leader, led over 8f out, rider rode finish circuit to early, virtually pulled up and headed with still over 6f to run, tailed off, last of 11, 42l behind Mataaleb (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Wells Lyrical (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Led, headed over 3f out, soon weakened, last of 12, 25l behind Royal Swain (9-1) at Doncaster 1m 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in May.
Saborido (USA) 11-2 (9-4) Disputed lead 2f, tracked leader until 5f out, chased leading paor, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 5l behind Al Khawaneej (9-8) at Goodwood 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Emrani (USA) 6-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 4f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, challenged winner inside final furlong, every chance, just held close home, 2nd of 6, hd behind Veloce (9-3) at Haydock 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Blimey O'Riley (IRE) 15-2 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden over 3f out, never on terms, 7th of 11, 10l behind Kangaroo Court (8-12) at Salisbury 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Mojolika 20-1 (8-12) In touch, ridden and switched left over 1f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, not pace to challenge leaders, 5th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Amazing King (8-13) at Musselburgh 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
May Contain Nuts 14-1 (8-10) Disputed lead 2f, tracked leading trio, challenged 3f lout, every chance 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 6l behind Al Khawaneej (9-8) at Goodwood 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Descaro (USA) 5-1 (9-7) Held up mid-division on outside, lost place 3f out, soon beaten, 7th of 9, 19l behind Maoi Chinn Tire (9-0) at Nottingham 2m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Petella 8-1 (9-9) Towards rear, pushed along over 5f out, soon ridden, never dangerous, 6th of 12, 42l behind Descaro (9-9) at Pontefract 2m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Oct.
Bocamix (FR) 10-1 (9-9) Prominent in 5th, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Callisto Moon (9-6) at Catterick 2m hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Passion Play 11-4fav (9-4) Led, ridden 2f out, headed over 1f out, well held when no extra in 3rd final 100 yards, 3rd of 7, 2 1/4l behind Isdaal (8-6) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in May.
Blackstone Vegas 5-1 (9-3) Held up in touch on inside, headway to lead 2f out, soon ridden, kept on under pressure final furlong, won at Kempton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in May beating Rodrigo De Freitas (9-2) by 2l, 8 ran.