Stuart Williams saddles just one runner at the meeting and MY KINGDOM appears to have been presented with a very fair draw to work from. While his last two victories have been over 6f, he is a winner over seven so should be able to see out this very stiff trip. Colonel Mak is an admirable campaigner that needs little introduction. David Barron's six-year-old could literally be thrown in off a mark of 86 and any rain would add considerably to his chances. Orbit The Moon was a 20/1 outsider when winning this race 12 months ago and Michael Dods' inmate has struggled to get his head in front since. Al Khan is entered at York on Saturday and could be a doubtful runner.
Lucky Numbers (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 8th of 14, 6l behind Magical Macey (9-7) at Newcastle 5f hcp 105 (2) gs in Jun.
Magic Secret 25-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, challenged over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, lost place just over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 13, 8l behind Tropics (9-3) at Windsor 6f hcp 105 (2) gd in Jun.
Colonel Mak 13-2 (9-7) Chased leaders, driven inside final 2f, kept on same pace, never on terms, 6th of 13, 6l behind Klynch (9-7) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-90 (3) sft in May.
Al Khan (IRE) 3-1 (9-12) Tracked leaders, ridden and effort over 1f out, kept on same pace under pressure inside final furlong, went 3rd final stride, not reach leaders, 3rd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Head Space (9-7) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Capo Rosso (IRE) 8-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, ridden, hung left and bumped over 1f out, stayed on same pace, 5th of 13, 3l behind Ashaadd (8-13) at Haydock 7f hcp 105 (2) gf.
Half A Billion (IRE) 8-1 (9-6) Raced freely, prominent, hung left and weakened 2f out, 7th of 12, 5l behind Meandmyshadow (9-9) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Johnny Cavagin 16-1 (9-9) Held up in mid-division, effort on far side and switched left 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 12th of 18, 4l behind Noverre To Go (9-6) at York 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Orbit The Moon (IRE) 17-2 (8-12) Driven to lead, headed 2f out, soon ridden and lost place, weakened final furlong, 9th of 10, 10l behind Head Space (9-7) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Barkston Ash 16-1 (9-2) With leaders, driven and every chance over 1f out until inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 5th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Head Space (9-7) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
My Kingdom (IRE) 11-2 (9-3) Towards rear, never on terms, 7th of 10, 9l behind Askaud (9-6) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.