Unex Michelangelo is climbing the weights again but has claims here if translating his all-weather form to the Turf. Gran Maestro was third over 1m4f at Catterick on Saturday but is effective over this shorter trip and is another for the short-list along with Demolition, though the latter carries a penalty and all of his recent form has been in sellers and claimers. Returntobrecongill sprang a surprise at Carlisle in June but hasn't been seen since and Brockfield and Nordic Quest have also had a break. EBONY EXPRESS was keeping on when third over 1m1f at Carlisle and a repeat of that effort may well suffice here.
Demolition 11-4 (8-11) Tracked leader, led well over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on inside final furlong, driven out, won at Musselburgh 1m 1f clm stks (6) gd beating Extraterrestrial (9-1) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.
Prophesy (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Soon led, headed over 6f out, led again over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, faded final furlong, 6th of 15, 9l behind Montefeltro (9-3) at York 1m 4f app hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Nordic Quest (IRE) 13-2 (9-10) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 8, 5l behind Court Pastoral (9-1) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul.
Rock Supreme (IRE) 4-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, held up in last trio, never involved, 7th of 9, 5l behind Silver Rime (10-0) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Gran Maestro (USA) 9-1 (8-7) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Dolphin Village (7-11) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp (2) gd.
Nelson's Bay 33-1 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 7th of 12, 8l behind Illustrious Prince (9-4) at Redcar 7f app hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Unex Michelangelo (IRE) Evensfav (9-10) Held up in mid-division, headway on inside over 2f out, ridden and went 2nd 1f out, stayed on towards finish, not reach winner, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Quintet (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Aug.
Dynastic 14-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 7th 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 12th of 16, 13l behind Truly Genius (9-9) at Leopardstown 1m 2f hcp 47-70 gf in Jun.
Brockfield 12-1 (9-6) Towards rear, headway on inner over 2f out, no impression final furlong, 6th of 11, 7l behind Apache Glory (9-5) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr.
Returntobrecongill 40-1 (9-3) Led, ridden over 2f out, pressed inside final furlong, kept on gamely, just held on, won at Carlisle 1m 1f mdn stks (5) gf in Jun beating Fashion Line (8-12) by hd, 11 ran.
Coincidently 5-1 (8-5) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, faded final furlong, 4th of 5, 7l behind Shafaani (9-6) at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Ebony Express 13-2 (9-5) Chased leaders on inside, ridden 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 2 1/2l behind Artful Prince (8-13) at Carlisle 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Tanawar (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Chased leading pair, ridden over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 4l behind My History (9-5) at Beverley 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gf.
Wyldfire (IRE) 11-2 (9-4) Keen close up, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 5th of 7, 2 1/2l behind Save The Bees (9-8) at Carlisle 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.