Plenty with claims in an open race. Solar View makes a quick reappearance having won at Catterick on Wednesday but this is tougher. Bollin Felix also carries a penalty for his recent victory at Newcastle but scored by over three lengths and should figure once again. Sohcahtoa was winning for the first time since 2008 when scoring at Musselburgh last time but Byron Blue and Hawkeshead make more appeal on their recent placed efforts. Ampleforth was well beaten by L FRANK BAUM at Ffos Las earlier this month and the latter can go in again here with an apprentice negating a 5lb rise.
Gordonsville 18-1 (8-9) Held up towards rear, hampered 1f out, some headway on outside 3f out, driven 2f out, plugged on, 8th of 20, 16l behind Hurricane Higgins (9-10) at Goodwood 2m 5f hcp 0-95 (2) gd.
L Frank Baum (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Made all, ridden 2f out, soon pressed, driven and ran on gamely, won at Ffos Las 2m hcp 0-80 (4) sft beating Sugar Hiccup (9-1) by nk, 7 ran.
Zakatal 9-1 (9-8) In rear, pushed along halfway, headway 7f out, switched to center 6f out, ridden over 4f out, hung right and weakened 3f out, last of 8, well behind Danvilla (9-3) at Newmarket 2m hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Aug '11.
Bollin Felix 9-2 (9-5) Mid-division, driven over 3f out, ridden and headway over 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, stayed on to lead final 110 yards, going away towards finish, won at Newcastle 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) sft beating River Dragon (8-10) by 3 1/2l, 9 ran.
Hawkeshead 16-1 (9-4) Soon led, ridden over 2f out, edged left and headed over 1f out, led again inside final furlong, headed post, 2nd of 9, shd behind Daring Indian (9-2) at Haydock 1m 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Jonny Delta 7-1 (9-0) Awkward leaving stalls, held up in rear, headway when not clear run over 2f out, stayed on, never able to challenge, 5th of 9, 2 1/4l behind Daring Indian (9-2) at Haydock 1m 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Sohcahtoa (IRE) 9-4 (9-2) Held up off the pace in 5th, headway to 4th over 3f out, chased leader over 1f out, stayed on to lead final stride, won at Musselburgh 2m hcp 0-70 (5) gf beating Royal Bonsai (8-11) by shd, 6 ran.
Ampleforth 9-2 (8-13) Close up, ridden over 4f out, stayed on to go 3rd near finish, not trouble leaders, 3rd of 7, 6l behind L Frank Baum (9-4) at Ffos Las 2m hcp 0-80 (4) sft.
Uncut Stone (IRE) 3-1 (8-7) Raced wide, close up, ridden in 5th over 3f out, weakening when hampered 3f out, last of 9, 21l behind Cotton King (9-12) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Byron Blue (IRE) 7-4fav (9-4) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, lost place 9f out, headway over 6f out, chased winner over 2f out, swished tail and edged right entering final furlong, no impression, 2nd of 6, 2 1/4l behind Awesome Pearl (9-4) at Kempton 2m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Solar View (IRE) Evensfav (9-0) Held up towards rear, headway 4f out, went 3rd over 3f out, driven to chase leader entering final 2f, edged left and led 1f out, stayed on well, won at Catterick 2m hcp 0-70 (5) sft beating Finellas Fortune (9-7) by 1 3/4l, 9 ran.