Master Wizard will not be eligible for this if he won at Kempton yesterday but he's a leading contender if he does take part having finished ahead of Kaahen earlier. However, DARING DRAGON makes more appeal on his latest close-up second over track and trip where he finished well clear of the third - Ed Walker's charge gets the nod. Speedfit Boy has been struggling in handicaps and the less-exposed Tiger Jim may improve past him but the remainder are harder to fancy.
Daring Dragon 15-8 (9-5) Held up in 4th, headway and wide entering straight, ridden and effort over 1f out, stayed on to press winner inside final furlong, held towards finish, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind You Look So Good (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Kaahen (USA) 66-1 (9-2) Outpaced disputing 6th, never a factor, eased towards finish, tailed off, 5th of 10, 27l behind Desert Wings (9-5) at Kempton 7f mdn stks (5) pol.
Master Wizard 6-4fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden to challenge over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, no extra in 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 11, 1l behind Max The Machine (9-5) at Southwell 5f mdn stks (5) fbs.
Speedfit Boy (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, ridden and unable to quicken over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, went 3rd close home, 3rd of 15, 4 1/2l behind Koharu (9-6) at Brighton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gs.
Tiger Jim 20-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, one pace and went 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 7l behind Laura Secord (8-12) at Kempton 1m mdn auc stks (5) pol in Jun.
Nakuru Breeze (IRE) 50-1 (8-7) Led, hard driven over 3f out, clear over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 4th of 11, 5l behind Schottische (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol.
Stoneacre Thirsk (IRE) 40-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, outpaced in rear, never dangerous, 6th of 8, 7l behind Talqaa (8-11) at Wolverhampton 5f mdn stks (5) pol.
Thecornishwren (IRE) 66-1 (9-1) Pushed along towards rear, headway 3f out, one pace final 2f, 5th of 8, 11l behind Miguel Grau (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn auc stks (5) pol.
Lady Calantha 33-1 (9-0) In rear on outside, well beaten over 2f out, last of 10, 37l behind Dawn Calling (9-5) at Catterick 7f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gd in Sep.