Three times a winner over 6f, MAIN BEACH comes out best at the weights and the chance is taken he'll use that to his advantage. If he does falter over today's distance, then Rasselas could pounce as he arrives on the back of a recent third over a mile at Carlisle. Dunseverick went close at Kempton last week and first-time eye-shields may sharpen him up while C&D winner Maggie Mey makes most appeal of the remainder with a 7lb claimer bringing her into the equation.
Bridge Valley 8-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, outpaaced and behind, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never going pace to threaten, 7th of 11, 10l behind Beachwood Bay (8-7) at Southwell 6f stks 0-55 (6) fbs in Dec.
Dunseverick (IRE) 9-1 (9-2) Reluctant to go to start, dwelt, took keen hold towards rear, headway on outside over 1f out, stayed on to 3rd final 100 yards, kept on close home, 3rd of 12, 3/4l behind Dvinsky (9-4) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in May.
Logans Legend (IRE) 66-1 (8-3) Always in rear, 12th of 13, 18l behind Global Village (8-7) at Southwell 6f clm stks (6) fbs in Dec.
Main Beach 20-1 (8-8) Slowly into stride, outpaced in rear, never involved, 11th of 14, 6l behind Cape Classic (8-12) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in May.
Rasselas (IRE) 14-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Benandonner (9-8) at Carlisle 1m clm stks (6) gf in May.
Saxby (IRE) 22-1 (8-4) Soon outpaced and detatched in rear, never a factor, last of 15, 26l behind Secret City (9-2) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-55 (6) sft in Aug.
Thrust Control (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Chased leaders on outside, lost place 2f out, soon weakened, 15th of 16, 34l behind It's A Mans World (8-10) at Thirsk 7f hcp (6) sft in May.
Valentine's Gift 25-1 (8-10) In rear, effort over 2f out, never dangerous, 10th of 12, 34l behind Valantino Oyster (9-1) at Redcar 1m 2f sell stks (6) gd in Oct.
Boga (IRE) 100-1 (9-0) Mid-division on inside, effort 2f out, ridden to chase leaders over 1f out, kept on same pace, weakened final 50 yards, 6th of 9, 7l behind George Benjamin (9-12) at Catterick 7f clm stks (6) gd in Apr.
Maggie Mey (IRE) 9-2 (9-6) Pushed along to chase leaders, chased winner over 2f out until over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 9l behind Ballista (9-5) at Catterick 7f 3yo & 4yo sll (6) gf in May.