Royal Challis appeared not to stay the 7f at Newbury last time and should be thereabouts back over today's distance. The Dark Wizard also has strong claims on his latest third at Nottingham with William Buick's booking taking the eye. SIXTY MINUTES is another leading contender as he ran well when placed at Yarmouth on his recent debut and David Brown's colt gets the nod with improvement expected. Rock Up is more exposed as he drops back into maiden company and the remainder are harder to fancy unless the newcomer Xanders Secret comes in for any strong support.
Rupeetoups 33-1 (8-7) Held up, ridden over 2f out, soon well beaten, last of 10, 11l behind Aubrietia (8-1) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Aug.
Don't Be Scilly 100-1 (9-0) Chased leaders to over 1f out, ridden and weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 9, 25l behind Asian Trader (9-12) at Bath 6f mdn stks (5) gf in Apr.
Rock Up (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, switched left 2f out, ridden and stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 7l behind Freddy With A Y (9-7) at Salisbury 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Royal Challis 3-1fav (9-5) Prominent, led over 3f out, soon weakened, 4th of 11, 6l behind Prince Of Arabia (9-5) at Newbury 7f 3yo mdn (4) gf.
Sixty Minutes 10-3 (9-5) Tracked leaders, niggled along over 3f out, ridden to chase winner over 1f out until inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Different (9-0) at Yarmouth 5f 3yo mdn aut (6) gf in Apr.
The Dark Wizard (IRE) 10-3 (9-5) Led, ridden 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra in 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Star of Rohm (9-5) at Nottingham 6f 3yo mdn (5) gd.
Talqaa 12-1 (8-12) Slight lead until 2f out, chased leader, weakened final furlong, 10th of 13, 10l behind Secondo (9-3) at Salisbury 6f mdn stks (5) gf.
Xanders Secret Sakhee's Secret filly out of Point Perfect.