Course specialist Broctune Papa Gio won this in 2011 but is 4lb higher than his most recent victory at the track. Thirsk winner Ingleby Angel has a further 9lb hike in the weights to contend with as he bids for a hat-trick and stablemate Grandorio carries a penalty for last week's eight length success at York. The latter makes most appeal of that pair and Ginger Jack is another likely to be thereabouts after a decent fourth in a higher grade race last time. THE RECTIFIER posted a good effort when fourth at Haydock on his recent reappearance which bodes well for his chances in this. He was winning off a mark of 105 last year so gets the vote to return to winning ways having tumbled down the weights since then.
The Rectifier (USA) 12-1 (9-12) Chased leaders, hung left from 2f out, pushed along and keeping on same pace when no daylight inside final furlong, stayed on in closing stages but never able to challenge, 4th of 9, 1 3/4l behind Lord Of The Dance (8-7) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Jo'burg (USA) 40-1 (8-12) Switched left start, held up behind, driven over 3f out, never dangerous, 10th of 11, 22l behind Clon Brulee (9-1) at Redcar 1m 2f hcp 105 (2) gf in May.
Ginger Jack 9-1 (9-4) Held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 2 3/4l behind Sam Sharp (9-4) at York 1m 1f hcp 105 (2) gf.
Ingleby Angel (IRE) 6-5fav (9-12) Mid-division, smooth headway from over 2f out, led just inside final furlong, edged left and ran on, won at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf beating Our Ivor (9-7) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
Prophesy (IRE) 9-1 (8-13) Mid-division, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 10th of 12, 12l behind Rye House (9-5) at York 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) sft in May.
Grandorio (IRE) 5-1 (8-11) Held up last, niggled along halfway, good headway 4f out, went 2nd 3f out, led on bit over 2f out, clear final 2f, very easily, won at York 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf beating Lilac Lace (8-13) by 8l, 5 ran.
Broctune Papa Gio 11-1 (8-3) Chased leaders, driven 3f out, weakened final furlong, last of 15, 12l behind Ginger Jack (9-3) at Redcar 1m hcp (2) sft in Oct.
Forging The Path (USA) 14-1 (8-7) Raced wide in mid-division, ridden over 2f out, soon struggling and no chance final 2f, 10th of 11, 14l behind Pasaka Boy (8-12) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd.