Six winners in opposition but LOYAL MASTER is the only one to have obliged at this trip, doing so in striking fashion over the stiff track at Beverley. Stamina is clearly his forte and he represents value against more fashionably trained opponents. Netley Marsh represents the Hannon team and improved significantly from his debut run when coming through nicely to score at Salisbury. He should come on for that and seems sure to give a good account, likewise Grand Gold, who did well to run down subsequent winner Misbah at Newcastle. It's a competitive contest with none of the other previous winners ruled out with confidence, although the consistent Red Hearts has raced almost exclusively at the minimum trip.
Percy Jackson 9-4 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden and effort over 2f out, kept on same pace, no impression with leading pair final furlong, 3rd of 6, 4l behind Factory Time (9-2) at Chepstow 6f 2yo nov stk (4) gf in Jun.
Loyal Master (IRE) 5-2 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead 1f out, stayed on well to draw clear inside final furlong, won at Beverley 7f 2yo mdn aut (6) gf in Jun beating Flurry Of Hands (8-12) by 5l, 6 ran.
Netley Marsh 5-1 (8-12) Dwelt, soon in mid-division, headway and switched left to outside over 2f out, chased leaders 2f out, stayed on under pressure from over 1f out, led final 100 yards, won at Salisbury 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Jun beating Bajan Hero (8-12) by 1/2l, 14 ran.
Diamond Marks (IRE) Diamond Green colt out of Miss Megs.
Grand Gold 5-2fav (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on to lead final 50 yards, won at Newcastle 6f 2yo mdn aut (6) gd in May beating Mizbah (9-3) by nk, 10 ran.
Snowed In (IRE) 13-2 (8-11) Behind and soon outpaced, ridden and headway towards stands side over 1f out, stayed on to go 3rd well inside final furlong, not reached leading pair, 3rd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Nameitwhatyoulike (8-11) at York 6f 2yo sll (4) gd in Jun.
Red Hearts (IRE) 9-4fav (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened 2f out, 4th of 6, 5l behind Betty Fontaine (8-8) at Bath 5f 2yo juv stk (4) gd in Jun.