Castlemorris King won at Towcester in May when Brassbound was only fifth and again ran well when second to Dresden over this course and distance last month. But he's been raised a further 3lb since and may find one to beat him again. IVAN VASILEVICH had a pipe-opener on the Flat in May and, though finishing last, wasn't beaten far. This represents a drop in class and John Quinn's charge can defy top weight as Vexillum had his limitations exposed at Newton Abbot last month and Amuse Me continues to disappoint over fences and hurdles. Sky Calling is only a pound higher than her last winning mark but has been out of sorts lately.
Ivan Vasilevich (IRE) 20-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders, ridden before 2 out, weakened before last, 6th of 11, 29l behind Turn Over Sivola (11-1) at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Apr.
Castlemorris King 13-2 (11-6) Tracked leader, chased winner before last, no impression, 2nd of 11, 5l behind Dresden (11-9) at Stratford 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf in Jun.
Screaming Brave 66-1 (10-0) Tracke leaders, every chance when mistake 2 out, weakening in 6th when fell last, in a race won by Coffee (10-3) at Stratford 2m hcp hdl (2) gf in Jun, 11 ran.
Cavite Eta (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) Led, clear until after 6th, headed before 3 out, weakened approaching last, last of 5, 40l behind Cool Baranca (9-12) at Ayr 2m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gs in Apr.
Canna (IRE) 6-1 (11-0) Waited with in rear of mid-division, closed from 5 out, 4th approaching straight, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace 2 out, 4th of 15, 12l behind Arnaud (11-0) at Limerick 2m 3yo mdn hdl hvy in Dec '11.
Vexillum (IRE) 2-1fav (11-2) Held up in mid-division, mistake 4 out, ridden and outpaced after next, 8th of 15, 33l behind Anay Turge (10-9) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gf in Jun.
Amuse Me 16-1 (11-8) Led, headed before 3rd, lost place before 6th, tailed off, 9th of 11, well behind Dresden (11-9) at Stratford 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf in Jun.
Gigondas 28-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, pushed along before 2 out, soon weakened, 12th of 15, 24l behind Tanerko Emery (11-11) at Sandown 2m nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Dec.
Brassbound (USA) Evensfav (10-12) Tracked leader, challenged 6th, led before 2 out, soon headed, 4th and beaten last, one pace, 4th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Tom Wade (10-7) at Southwell 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Jun.
Sky Calling 14-1 (9-8) Prominent, led after 2nd, clear before next until 5th, headed 2 out, weakened final 100 yards, 5th of 10, 10l behind Rime Avec Gentil (10-1) at Worcester 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in May.