Conditions look ideal for southern raider MYBOYALFIE, who wasn't beaten far off this mark on the Fibresand on his latest start having scored over the trip at Southwell in February. Also successful on soft ground at Chepstow on his final start last year, the five-year-old looks the one to beat today as Nezami, who finished ahead of him last month, is not one to rely on. Talent Scout won twice last year but is likely to need this while Keys Of Cyprus is approaching the veteran stage now. Iceblast was quite highly tried after winning his maiden here a year ago. He could be a danger if Mick Easterby can coax him back to his best and Tamasou is a reliable sort, though probably doesn't win as often as he should.
Tamasou (IRE) 6-1 (9-6) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 6th of 14, 6l behind Glenridding (9-11) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-80 (4) hvy in Aug.
Myboyalfie (USA) 2-1fav (9-6) Tracked leaders, hard ridden to challenge over 1f out, soon one pace, 4th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Imprimis Tagula (9-4) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Mar.
Keys of Cyprus 11-1 (8-2) Mid-division, effort 2f out, soon weakened, 10th of 15, 12l behind Clockmaker (9-7) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct.
Touch Tone 14-1 (9-10) Mid-division, driven 2f out, weakened final furlong, 13th of 14, 13l behind Istiqdaam (9-0) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Nezami (IRE) 20-1 (8-7) Prominent, ridden 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 10th of 21, 6l behind Mujaadel (8-10) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Calypso Cay 12-1 (9-5) Prominent, effort over 2f out, soon lost place, 10th of 12, 12l behind Kiss A Prince (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.
Iceblast 20-1 (8-10) Dwelt, in rear, ridden over 2f out, kept on final furlong, no impression, 5th of 9, 9l behind Switchback (9-4) at Beverley 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Sep.
Talent Scout (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Always in rear, 11th of 13, 17l behind Smart Step (8-4) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-75 (5) hvy in Oct.
Just The Tonic 25-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, stayed on inside final furlong, never nearer, 6th of 10, 7l behind Supreme Spirit (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f fll hcp (0-75) (3yo+) (5) pol in Oct.
Drive Home (USA) 7-2 (9-4) Not much room start, held up, headway 2f out, led well inside final furlong, headed close home, 2nd of 10, nk behind Muhandis (9-6) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Feb.
Georgebernardshaw (IRE) 5-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, headway on outside and hung left over 1f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, stayed on, 3rd of 12, 1 3/4l behind Thackeray (8-9) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
No Quarter (IRE) 50-1 (8-9) Took keen hold, in touch on outside, ridden 2f out, soon lost place, behind over 1f out, last of 13, 18l behind Solar Spirit (9-6) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.