A couple of these have decent claims on their best form but arrive out of sorts. Emilio Largo is one, as he recorded a treble last summer but has failed to threaten in either start this year, while the other, Snow Bay, also rattled-up a hat-trick last season but has been in dreadful form since. In contrast, last year's winner DUBAI DYNAMO looked better than ever when scoring over C&D last time and he's taken to defy a penalty and follow-up. Extraterrestrial has a bit to find with the selection on earlier running and Toto Skyllachy has something to prove in this grade.
Askaud (IRE) 33-1 (9-1) Always in rear, 12th of 15, 22l behind Tullius (8-12) at Newmarket 1m 1f hcp (2) gs.
Dubai Dynamo 7-2fav (8-7) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, drew clear inside final furlong, won at Ripon 1m hcp 0-105 (2) gs beating Honeymead (8-9) by 3 1/2l, 8 ran.
Extraterrestrial 10-1 (8-9) Behind, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 6th of 16, 11l behind Farhh (9-2) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gs.
Emilio Largo 3-1fav (9-4) Prominent, not much room and lost place over 6f out, ridden over 2f out, well held from over 1f out, 8th of 9, 8l behind Bronze Prince (9-5) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
City of The Kings (IRE) 33-1 (9-4) Switched right over 7f out, always towards rear, 14th of 17, 23l behind Memory Cloth (8-13) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-90 (3) sft in Apr.
Toto Skyllachy 10-3 (9-10) Led early, chased leader, led again over 2f out, headed over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 8, 4l behind Carragold (8-8) at Beverley 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Snow Bay 7-1 (9-7) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 12, 16l behind Powerful Presence (9-1) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gs.
Just Bond (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Steadied start, towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 17, 3 1/2l behind Abidhabidubai (8-10) at Redcar 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Apr.
Merchant Of Medici 16-1 (9-2) Behind, headway over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never nearer, 6th of 20, 4l behind Alfred Hutchinson (8-11) at York 1m app hcp 0-80 (4) gf.