Serena Brotherton has ridden the winner of this twice in the last three years and partners Pertuis for Micky Hammond this year though the Middleham handler also run Rayadour who is partnered by Carol Bartley, successful in Saturday's valuable ladies' race at York on Nanton. Teide Peak must go on the short-list having dead-heated with Tapis Libre over this trip at Haydock last month. Jan Smuts needs further while it's hard to catch Al Furat on a going day but Hernando Torres might be interesting having had just the one outing this season. PATAVIUM will be a decent price but is tied in closely with a few of these on collateral form and trainer Edwin Tuer won this three years ago with a similar type. On his old form, he could be a bit of value.
Rayadour (IRE) 9-4 (10-7) Chased leaders, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, plugged on again inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 6l behind Goodlukin Lucy (9-6) at Musselburgh 1m 5f am hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May.
Teide Peak (IRE) 8-1 (9-8) Dwelt, in rear, soon chased leaders, led over 3f out, headed inside final furlong, rallied to join leader on line, won at Haydock 1m 4f ladies hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May deadheating with Tapis Libre (10-4), 10 ran.
Patavium (IRE) 11-2 (10-2) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, no impression final furlong, 7th of 10, 14l behind Grand Diamond (9-2) at Musselburgh 1m 4f ladies hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Pertuis (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Prominent, went 3rd over 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 6th of 15, 5l behind Reset City (8-11) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Jan Smuts (IRE) 4-1 (9-7) Held up behind in touch, headway when not clear run over 2f out, soon chased leaders, ridden and stayed on to take 3rd inside final furlong, just held for 2nd near finish, no impression with winner, 3rd of 9, 4l behind Enchanted Garden (9-5) at Newcastle 2m hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Souter Point (USA) 12-1 (9-12) Held up in rear, never a factor, 8th of 10, 7l behind Tram Express (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
Al Furat (USA) 4-1fav (9-6) Led after 1f, ridden and hard pressed when hung left 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on same pace in 3rd final furlong, 3rd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Grand Diamond (9-2) at Musselburgh 1m 4f ladies hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Hernando Torres 7-1 (10-13) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 5th of 13, 2 3/4l behind City Ground (11-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f am hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Rub of The Relic (IRE) 25-1 (10-0) Led until over 4f out, chased leader until inside final 3f, chased leaders and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Balmoral Castle (10-3) at Newbury 1m 2f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) gf.
Laconicos (IRE) 11-1 (9-13) Held up towards rear, headway on inside over 2f out, stayed on to 4th in closing stages, 4th of 14, 2 3/4l behind Balmoral Castle (10-3) at Newbury 1m 2f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) gf.
Maybeme 11-2 (8-1) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, soon ridden, one pace, 7th of 15, 7l behind Reset City (8-11) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Suprise Vendor (IRE) 9-1 (8-9) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened enering final furlong, last of 7, 10l behind Pokfulham (8-5) at Hamilton 1m 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun '11.
Politbureau 14-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 11, 15l behind Amir Pasha (8-6) at Redcar 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May.
Orpen Bid (IRE) 100-1 (8-0) Always towards rear, last of 10, well behind King Of Paradise (9-0) at Hamilton 1m 3f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.