Loucal has the distinction of being the only winner in the field but he never looked like following up his Catterick victory when fifth at Kempton last time. Zainda is dropped in class and should finish closer as a consequence but HOT MUSTARD is preferred. The latter is also taking on lesser rivals after a close-up fifth at Doncaster a week ago and gets the token vote. Spider House showed a bit more at Beverley last time and Marcus Caesar ran well over today's trip on his penultimate start. Multisure and Darkside are others with placed form that gives them a chance.
Zainda (IRE) 100-1 (8-7) Always last, outpaced and no chance over 2f out, last of 4, 13l behind Ebn Arab (9-0) at Doncaster 7f con stks (3) gf.
Loucal 4-1 (9-4) Behind, ridden 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never reached leaders, 5th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Bright Glow (9-7) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Spider House 16-1 (9-2) Chased leaders in 3rd, ridden to go 2nd over 1f out until inside final furlong, no extra and lost 3rd place close home, 4th of 13, 4l behind Baltic Prince (8-6) at Beverley 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Marcus Caesar (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Soon led, headed over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 3rd of 14, 6l behind War Lord (9-4) at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Blackball (USA) 25-1 (9-3) Mid-division, outpaced halfway, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 6th of 10, 12l behind Intrepid (9-3) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Unassailable 12-1 (8-4) Raced in centre and hung left throughout, never on terms, 6th of 9, 16l behind Hoofalong (9-2) at Doncaster 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Hot Mustard 20-1 (8-8) Mid-division, headway 2f out, ridden and effort over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 5th of 15, 2 1/2l behind Black Rider (8-13) at Doncaster 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Multisure 16-1 (9-0) Chased leaders in 3rd, pushed along and weakened over 1f out, 10th of 13, 16l behind Baltic Prince (8-6) at Beverley 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Look On By 20-1 (9-0) Prominent 2f, no impression when edged right over 1f out, 8th of 11, 11l behind Rangooned (9-7) at Catterick 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Apr.
Darkside 20-1 (9-1) Bumped start, mid-division, hung right 4f out, headway over 3f out, hung right to stands side over 2f out, stayed on, no chance with winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 12, 4 1/2l behind Surround Sound (9-5) at Redcar 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Erica Starprincess 100-1 (9-0) Close up, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 14l behind Off Art (9-5) at Thirsk 7f 3yo mdn (4) gf.
Panama Cat (USA) 16-1 (9-4) Prominent, led after 1f, driven over 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 11l behind Surround Sound (9-5) at Redcar 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
My Claire 50-1 (9-0) Mid-division, outpaced 3f out, no impression after, 6th of 8, 16l behind Macaabra (9-0) at Catterick 7f 3yo mdn (5) gf in Apr.
Alkcama (IRE) 28-1 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 20l behind Dr Phibes (9-3) at Musselburgh 7f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Sep.
Lincolnrose (IRE) 100-1 (9-0) Driven forward to lead after 1f, headed over 3f out, lost place over 2f out, 13th of 14, 32l behind Mango Diva (9-0) at Kempton 1m 3yo mdn fll (5) pol.
Pink Cadillac 12-1 (8-11) In touch, lost place over 2f out, 10th of 15, 7l behind La Luz Del Sol (9-4) at Catterick 7f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Apr.
Synphonic Air (IRE) 66-1 (8-6) Towards rear, ridden 3f out, kept on, not trouble leaders, 5th of 8, 11l behind Tom's Anna (8-9) at Catterick 7f mdn stks (5) gf.
Shesnotforturning (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, one pace inside final furlong, 6th of 16, 7l behind Natures Law (9-0) at Redcar 6f fll mdn stks (5) gf.
Betty Boo (IRE) 40-1 (8-2) With leaders, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 10, 11l behind Antonio Gramsci (8-13) at Musselburgh 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gs.