Pandar should be noted if sent here after a below-par effort at Goodwood on Thursday, especially if the rains arrive, but RED REFRACTION is the one that makes most appeal reverting to sprinting. Danny Tudhope, an excellent booking by Richard Hannon, can decide which side to go from a central draw and can track the pace before delivering a late thrust. Similar tactics will be employed by Mon Brav, tough and consistent and enjoying a good run. Jacob Butterfield's 5lb claim brings him very much into the picture along with the hat-trick seeking Compton Park, the consistent Englishman and Duke Cosimo in what is inevitably a wide-open affair.
Hopes N Dreams (IRE) 25-1 (9-10) Raced towards far side and prominent, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 12th of 18, 7l behind Barnet Fair (9-1) at Goodwood 6f hcp (2) gf.
Compton Park 7-1 (9-13) Held up, headway over 2f out, not clear when going well over 1f out, soon switched left, led inside final furlong, ran on well, readily, won at Haydock 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gs beating Arctic Feeling (9-4) by 1 3/4l, 10 ran.
Rodrigo De Torres 50-1 (8-10) Chased leader, weakened 2f out, 19th of 21, 18l behind Morache Music (9-7) at Doncaster 6f hcp 105 (2) sft in Oct.
Englishman 3-1 (8-12) Close up, ridden and every chance over 2f out, driven to chase winner inside final furlong, lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 7, 3l behind Rene Mathis (9-3) at Newmarket 7f hcp 105 (2) sft.
Doc Hay (USA) 20-1 (8-12) Held up, took keen hold, hung right from over 2f out, never involved, 8th of 13, 5l behind Blaine (9-3) at Hamilton 6f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jul.
Red Refraction (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Led early, tracked winner, ridden over 2f out, lost 2nd over 1f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 6l behind Cornrow (9-6) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Avon Breeze 9-1 (9-8) In touch, pushed along halfway, headway 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Redcar 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gs beating Pennine Warrior (8-8) by 1 1/2l, 12 ran.
Dr Red Eye 8-1 (9-4) Led, driven when headed over 1f out, faded final furlong, 6th of 13, 9l behind Apostle (9-7) at Chester 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gs.
Soul Brother (IRE) 3-1 (8-7) Held up in rear, weakened over 1f out, last of 10, 13l behind Extortionist (9-7) at Newmarket 5f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jun.
Pandar 7-1 (9-9) Slowly into stride, held up, pushed along and closed 3f out, one pace 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 4th of 6, 4 1/2l behind Secret Missile (9-6) at Newmarket 5f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Duke Cosimo 10-3fav (9-10) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Compton Park (9-13) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Best Trip (IRE) 14-1 (9-8) Mid-division, weakened well over 2f out, last of 14, well behind Dubai Dynamo (9-9) at Chester 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Waffle (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Off the pace towards rear, never involved, 8th of 10, 9l behind Pipers Note (9-3) at Ripon 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Foxy Clarets (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Slow into stride towards rear, ridden over 2f out, ran on final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 8, 2l behind Basil Berry (9-0) at Leicester 6f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) sft.
Chooseday (IRE) 10-1 (8-13) Always behind stands' side, last of 10, 7l behind Silvanus (9-10) at Ripon 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Mon Brav 11-1 (9-12) Held up and behind, headway under pressure 2f out, lept on inside final furlong, went 4th last strides, not pace to reach leaders, 4th of 15, 3 1/2l behind Fieldgunner Kirkup (9-9) at Redcar 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
Gran Canaria Queen 7-2 (9-7) With leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out until inside final furlong, no extra when lost 2nd final 75 yards, 3rd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Jamesbo's Girl (9-1) at Hamilton 6f flls hcp 0-130 (3) gd.
Polski Max 4-1 (9-7) Prominent, driven over 2f out, beaten over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 5l behind Master Bond (9-3) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Pea Shooter 18-1 (9-4) Led early, prominent, led halfway, shaken up and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 12, 8l behind Avon Breeze (9-8) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Circuitous 33-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, pushed along and weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 14l behind Khelman (9-9) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.