Marwan Koukash will be confident of landing the spoils in this with one of his two runners. The David Simcock-trained Gabrial The Duke has a welter burden to carry but George Buckell takes off 7lb and he's on a hat-trick after victories at Leicester and Salisbury. Gabrial The Thug also has a penalty to contend with and is upped in grade after scoring at Newcastle and we prefer GIANTSTEPSAHEAD who has, fittingly, made big strides this year. He's been raised a further 3lb since his second at Nottingham but is lightly-raced for his age and can get back to winning ways. Indian Trifone is starting to come down the weights but Enriching disappointed last time. Beakers N Nums Nums looks the best of the three-year-olds.
Gabrial The Duke (IRE) 2-1fav (9-3) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, soon pressed, ridden and asserted inside final furlong, won at Salisbury 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun beating Miss Blakeney (9-7) by 4l, 9 ran.
Indian Trifone (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, mid-division, ridden 5f out, edged left 2f out, never able to threaten leaders, 8th of 18, 4l behind Eurystheus (9-4) at York 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Giantstepsahead (IRE) 7-4fav (9-6) Keen led 2f, tracked leader, led again over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, headed well inside final furlong, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Ferryview Place (7-11) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Enriching (USA) 8-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, weakened over 3f out, 13th of 14, 19l behind Roxy Lane (8-7) at Newmarket 1m app hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Gabrial The Thug (FR) 11-2 (9-2) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, led over 1f out, just held on, won at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jun beating Gabrial's Hope (9-7) by shd, 12 ran.
Beakers N Num Nums (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Held up in mid-division, headway under pressure 2f out, chased leading trio 1f out, stayed on in closing stages, not quite going pace to challenge, 4th of 10, 1 1/4l behind Go Sakhee (9-7) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Sparkling Ice (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Behind, some late headway, never nearer, 7th of 12, 7l behind Khee Society (9-5) at Bath 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gs in May.