Galician was only beaten half-a-length off this mark at Lingfield last month and usually competes in better company. He must go on the short-list while King Of Jazz is back over his best trip having just been touched off over 6f at Windsor last time and he has a good 5lb claimer to aid his cause. Fayr Fall finished ahead of Orbit The Moon at Catterick two weeks ago while Chookie Royale won off a higher mark on the Polytrack in March and ran well in a higher-grade handicap at Musselburgh last week. WANNABE KING has been thereabouts in his last three starts and is slowly coming down the weights. He has a chance to resume winning ways here.
Galician 7-2 (9-7) Led, driven over 2f out, headed over 1f out, soon rallied, kept on same pace, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Boots And Spurs (9-0) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-95 (3) sft in May.
Wannabe King 15-2 (10-0) Chased leader, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, no extra and lost 2 places towards finish, 5th of 9, 2l behind Lord Of The Dance (8-7) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Khawatim 9-1 (8-8) Outpaced towards rear, never involved, 13th of 16, 9l behind Arctic Feeling (8-2) at Epsom Downs 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
King Of Jazz (IRE) 9-2fav (9-2) Held up in touch on outside, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, chased winner final furlong, strong challenge in closing stages, just held, 2nd of 11, hd behind Trojan Rocket (9-0) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
Chookie Royale 14-1 (8-2) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, never nearer, 3rd of 10, 3l behind Clockmaker (8-8) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-100 (2) gf.
Orbit The Moon (IRE) 10-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, mid-division, weakened over 4f out, last of 11, 7l behind West Leake Hare (8-3) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Fayr Fall (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Prominent, ridden and effort over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 11, 3 1/2l behind West Leake Hare (8-3) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Outpost (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Hood removed slightly late and stumbled leaving stalls, headway to press leader over 7f out, led over 6f out until 4f out, chased leader until over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 9, 44l behind Lowther (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Apr.