Cuckoo Rock is back on a winning mark but needs testing conditions to show his best. Rowlestone Lad has claims on his second at Nottingham on Thursday and Nico de Boinville is one of the most experienced amateurs riding in this but we just prefer Simon Walker's mount JEWELLED DAGGER. He was far from disgraced at Leicester after winning on similar going at Chepstow. Another nine-year-old, Iguacu, may not have stayed 1m6f at Nottingham last time and should also be prominent.
Cuckoo Rock (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) Towards rear, ridden over 3f out, never a threat, 5th of 7, 20l behind Acapulco Bay (8-2) at Chepstow 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in May.
Picalily 40-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, held up mid-division, headway on outer over 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 4th of 10, 9l behind Canary Wharf (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Jan '12.
Blewit (IRE) 3-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, pushed along in 4th entering straight, no impression under pressure in 3rd 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Master Melody (8-9) at Dundalk 1m 3f 3yo hcp 47-75 pol in Dec '11.
Frosty Berry 10-1 (10-3) Slowly into stride, soon chasing leaders, went 2nd 7f out until inside final 3f, soon pushed along, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 10l behind Goodlukin Lucy (9-6) at Musselburgh 1m 5f am hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May.
Jewelled Dagger (IRE) 3-1fav (9-5) Disputed lead until led 10f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 10, 10l behind Iceman George (9-5) at Leicester 1m 4f app hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.
Rowlestone Lad 7-1 (7-13) Tracked leader, led 10f out, ridden and pressed from over 1f out, kept on gamely, headed towards finish, 2nd of 7, 1l behind Man Of Plenty (9-7) at Nottingham 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
King Of Wing (IRE) 50-1 (10-6) Mid-division, weakened over 2f out, last of 13, 20l behind City Ground (11-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f am hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Gladstone (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd after 2f until 8f out, chased leading pair, went 2nd again 6f out, ridden and lost 2nd over 2f out, soon weakened and eased over 1f out, last of 8, 24l behind Highlife Dancer (8-11) at Bath 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) fm.
Benandonner (USA) 33-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, lost place over 2f out, 13th of 14, 16l behind Balmoral Castle (9-12) at Goodwood 1m 1f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) gd in May.
Iguacu 10-1 (8-4) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 5f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened 1f out, 7th of 8, 14l behind Street Entertainer (9-3) at Nottingham 1m 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Star Hill 10-1 (9-4) Led 2f, chased leader, pushed along over 3f out, lost 2nd 2f out, weakening when hampered approaching final 2f, soon eased, tailed off, last of 10, 22l behind Highlife Dancer (8-12) at Bath 1m 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Sep.
Josie's Dream (IRE) 10-1 (8-6) Chased winner until over 2f out, chased leaders, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 7, 7l behind Highlife Dancer (9-7) at Bath 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) fm.
Captain Oats (IRE) 11-1 (9-2) Held up, headway halfway, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 10, 13l behind Iceman George (9-5) at Leicester 1m 4f app hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.