The Blue Dog finished a close-up third at Wolverhampton in April and the course winner should figure on his first start since. Kingaroo makes more appeal, however, as the C&D winner scored at Doncaster last time and remains on a winning mark despite a 5lb rise. TYRANA was having her first start for over two years when beaten only eight lengths over hurdles in May. She won over 1m4f here in 2010 off today's mark and Ian William's mare gets the vote. The remainder all arrive out of sorts including last week's runner-up at this track, Yas Marina, as he was still beaten nine lengths albeit over a longer trip.
The Blue Dog (IRE) 9-2 (9-2) Tracked leader, led entering final 3f, ridden over 1f out, headed towards finish, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 7, 1/2l behind Dazzling Valentine (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Apr.
Tyrana (GER) 9-4 (9-3) Chased leaders, tracked leader over 3f out, led 2f out, soon hung left, ridden and stayed on well final furlong, won at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Feb '10 beating Sarah's Boy (8-10) by 1 3/4l, 6 ran.
Kingaroo (IRE) 11-4 (8-2) Made all, pushed along 3f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) hvy beating Fossgate (9-4) by 1 3/4l, 3 ran.
Thoroughly Red (IRE) 40-1 (9-4) Always in rear, 11th of 15, 23l behind Asterales (9-1) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Jun.
Bring Sweets (IRE) 7-1 (8-2) Mid-division, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 8, 25l behind Cosmic Moon (8-4) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Jun.
Dunaskin (IRE) 25-1 (9-11) Started slowly, always behind, 10th of 12, 21l behind Sir Boss (10-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f Amateur Classified Claiming Stakes (0-75) (4yo+) (6) pol in May.
Moonstreaker 10-3 (9-5) Held up in touch on outside, effort 2f out, stayed on to go 2nd 1f out until inside final furlong, no extra, 4th of 9, 12l behind Keisha Kayleigh (8-12) at Newcastle 1m 2f sell stks (5) gf in Jun '09.
Yas Marina (USA) 9-2 (8-4) Led, clear over 4f out to over 2f out, soon egded right and ridden, headed over 1f out, no chance with winner in clear 2nd final furlong, 2nd of 7, 9l behind Omid (8-10) at Southwell 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) fbs.
Magnitude 16-1 (8-9) Dwelt, pushed along in rear, never dangerous, 10th of 11, 22l behind Politbureau (8-11) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun.
Run of The Day 40-1 (8-5) Mid-division, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 7, 16l behind Nicholascopernicus (9-7) at Newbury 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Jun.
Nha Trang (IRE) 5-1 (8-11) Led, ridden and joined over 3f out, headed over 2f out, soon lost 2nd, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 10, 16l behind Sommersturm (8-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Jan.
Caledonian Lad 22-1 (9-3) Mid-division, weakened over 2f out, 12th of 13, 15l behind Border Legend (9-3) at Windsor 1m 3yo mdn (5) sft in Jun.
Sweet Grace 33-1 (8-4) Towards rear, ridden 3f out, hung left from 2f out, kept on, never near leaders, 8th of 12, 10l behind Clon Brulee (9-6) at Haydock 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.