Crown Dependency is a street clear on official ratings but whether he can run anywhere near his mark stepping up in trip in unsuitably soft ground is another matter. It could pay to take him on with ABIDHABIDUBAI as the latter scored over a mile at Redcar in April and won a couple of these events last term. Son Vida arrives on the back of winning a seller at Southwell and can also figure but Nezami has a tough task at the weights despite taking a drop in class.
Son Vida (IRE) 15-8 (9-8) Slowly into stride, switched to outer after 1f, headway to chase leader over 4f out, led over 2f out, pushed out, readily, won at Southwell 7f sell stks (6) fbs in Mar beating Ingleby Arch (9-9) by 4l, 4 ran.
Abidhabidubai 7-2 (9-0) Tracked winner, pushed along over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 5, 9l behind Close To The Edge (9-0) at Newcastle 6f fll hcp (0-85) (4yo+) (4) fm in May.
Before Bruce 50-1 (9-8) Dwelt, held up towards rear, pushed along over 4f out, soon struggling, 8th of 10, 34l behind Refractor (9-3) at Kempton 1m 4f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Dec.
Forge The Way (IRE) 200-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, headway 4th, weakened 3 out, tailed off, 7th of 9, well behind Grand Lahou (10-12) at Stratford 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd.
Nezami (IRE) 11-2 (8-6) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 5l behind Fieldgunner Kirkup (8-13) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Crown Dependency (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Chased winner until ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 11th of 12, 10l behind Laffan (8-11) at Epsom Downs 7f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
Letham Cottage 100-1 (9-3) Raced wide, chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, hung right on bend over 2f out, soon lost place, 12th of 13, 22l behind Prince Alzain (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Fu Fic Fas 11-1 (8-4) Tracked leaders 7f, 5th of 10, 9l behind Purple 'n Gold (9-1) at Yarmouth 1m 1f 3yo app sll (6) gf.