We see this competitive handicap being played out between course specialists Swiss Art and MOZAYADA and with the latter now back to his last winning mark we side with Mel Bittain's runner while in-form Allformary remains of interest. Having scored four times from eight starts over course and distance the pick has also displayed an aptitude for soft ground on the turf with victory over an in-form rival at Thirsk three starts ago. He returns to his favourite course off a mark of 77 which is the last rating he carried to victory on the Fibresand. Swiss Art has scored on all four of his starts over course and distance with all five of his career wins coming here also. He obviously has decent claims on this race but most of those victories came in plating class and he remains three pounds above his last winning mark. Allformary is certainly on form but has a result to overturn on Swiss Art and Ours is also running well but hasn't so far been effective on this surface.
Angel Rock (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, effort well over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 10, 24l behind Agilete (8-10) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Decameron (USA) 9-2fav (7-13) Prominent for 5f, 12th of 14, 15l behind Signor Peltro (8-7) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-100 (2) gf in May.
Persian Peril 25-1 (9-7) Towards rear, never dangerous, 10th of 14, 11l behind Rangefinder (9-10) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Avertis 25-1 (9-8) Led, ridden and headed approaching final 1f, one pace and no impression on winner when lost 2nd final 100 yards, 3rd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Sarah Park (9-8) at Goodwood 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Boy Blue 6-1 (9-13) Tracked leader, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened, 11th of 14, 17l behind Collateral Damage (9-3) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Aug.
Mozayada (USA) 12-1 (8-12) Chased leading trio, ridden to lead 2f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 8th of 14, 7l behind Rio Cobolo (8-12) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
McConnell (USA) 20-1 (9-9) Led until ridden and headed 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 7l behind Hanoverian Baron (9-3) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) sft.
Ours (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, ridden 3f out, hampered when attempted to switch left 2f out, headway approaching final furlong, ran on to take 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 12, 4l behind Black Dahlia (8-9) at Leicester 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Celtic Step 7-1 (9-11) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon driven and weakened, 11th of 13, 15l behind Mozayada (9-1) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Aug.
Marning Star 10-1 (9-2) Close up, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 13, 11l behind Pegasus Again (9-9) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Allformary 9-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, led 1f out, headed inside final furlong, just held, 2nd of 14, hd behind Pokfulham (8-1) at Ayr 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Swiss Art (IRE) 10-1 (8-10) In touch, effort over 2f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 13, 3 1/2l behind Allformary (8-13) at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Helieorbea 14-1 (8-13) Towards rear, pushed along 4f out, always behind, 11th of 12, 14l behind Kiwi Bay (9-6) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf.