Two For Two has been raised 9lb for his defeat of Lord Aeryn at Ripon last Saturday. The latter may well reverse the form on better terms and go close in the process. Dubai Dynamo could only manage fourth behind Two For Two last time but had beaten Wannabe King, No Poppy and the 2010 winner of this, Osteopathic Remedy, over 7f here before that. Fieldgunner Kirkup would prefer a slower surface but Trail Blaze and Jacob Cats will be at home on the ground and were both progressive three-year-olds. Recent Ripon winner St Moritz is preferred to stablemate Rodrigo De Torres but a chance is taken on NORSE BLUES returning to form. He ran well for a long way before fading badly in the final furlong at Newbury on his return but David Barron's charge is expected to see out his challenge all the way to the line on this occasion.
Santefisio 25-1 (9-7) Steadied and switched left start, held up in rear, good headway on inside over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, went 3rd well inside final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 14, 1l behind York Glory (9-1) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Apr.
Two For Two (IRE) 5-1 (9-7) Held up in touch, chased leaders over 2f out, led over 1f out, soon ridden, stayed on strongly, won at Ripon 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Apr beating Lord Aeryn (9-6) by 4l, 11 ran.
Rodrigo De Torres 25-1 (9-7) Took keen hold tracking leaders, stayed on to 3rd 1f out, no impression on leading duo, 3rd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Arnold Lane (9-0) at Thirsk 7f stks (3) gd in Apr.
Jacob Cats 10-3 (8-12) Steadied start held up in last place, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headway approaching final furlong, switched left inside final furlong, ran on to lead post, won at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Sep beating Oxford Charley (8-10) by nk, 10 ran.
St Moritz (IRE) 5-2 (9-5) Led 2f, tracked leader until led again 3f out, soon ridden, headed narrowly over 1f out, rallied to lead again inside final furlong, driven out, won at Ripon 1m 2f stks (3) gd in Apr beating Burano (9-7) by nk, 5 ran.
Alfred Hutchinson 13-2 (9-1) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 6l behind Strictly Silver (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-105 (2) pol in Mar.
Wannabe King 28-1 (8-11) Close up, ridden to chase leader entering final furlong, kept on one pace, 4th of 14, 1 1/2l behind Dubai Dynamo (9-1) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Apr.
No Poppy (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, last of 14, 10l behind Dubai Dynamo (9-1) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Apr.
Osteopathic Remedy (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Raced wide tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 14, 4l behind Dubai Dynamo (9-1) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Apr.
Dubai Dynamo 8-1 (9-9) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Two For Two (9-7) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Apr.
Trail Blaze (IRE) 2-1fav (8-12) Led, raced centre in the straight, ridden over 2f out, headed 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 9l behind Osteopathic Remedy (8-8) at Ayr 1m hcp 105 (2) hvy in Sep.
Anderiego (IRE) 40-1 (8-9) Always in rear, 21st of 22, 21l behind Levitate (8-4) at Doncaster 1m hcp (4yo+) (2) sft in Mar.
Lord Aeryn (IRE) 9-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on, 2nd of 11, 4l behind Two For Two (9-7) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Apr.
Norse Blues 9-1 (8-1) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 12th of 25, 14l behind Haaf A Sixpence (8-3) at Newbury 1m hcp 0-105 (2) gs in Apr.
Discression 33-1 (8-7) Hedl up towards rear, headway under pressure over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never going pace to get involved, 9th of 25, 6l behind Haaf A Sixpence (8-3) at Newbury 1m hcp 0-105 (2) gs in Apr.
Fieldgunner Kirkup (GER) 11-4fav (9-5) Tracked leaders in 3rd, headway over 3f out, led over 1f out, held on well, won at Redcar 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Apr beating Gloriam (9-3) by 1l, 9 ran.