The top weight has won both previous renewals but Royal Alcor's chance this year isn't obvious. Dumbfounded was only beaten a head on his reappearance at Kempton but has been raised 3lb since and Hell Hath No Fury has a lengthy absence to overcome. No Such Number is fit from a campaign hurdling and Kieren Fallon is a significant jockey booking but the handicapper may have slipped up leaving DR FINLEY on the same mark as when a close-up third at Doncaster 11 days ago. He's running well and can take this as neither veteran Baan nor Berkeley Street have shown much lately.
Royal Alcor (IRE) 14-1 (10-0) Close up, saddle slipped soon after start, headway to track leaders halfway, weakened over 4f out, tailed off, last of 10, well behind Aldwick Bay (9-12) at Haydock 1m 4f ladies hcp 0-70 (5) sft in May.
No Such Number 5-1 (9-11) Tracked leaders in 4th, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 6, 28l behind Travel (9-10) at Southwell 1m 6f app hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) fbs in Apr.
Dumbfounded (FR) 5-2fav (9-3) Tracked leader for 2f, tracked leading pair, went 2nd again 5f out, led travelling well 3f out, joined inside final furlong, narrowly headed final 75 yards, just held, 2nd of 11, hd behind Novel Dancer (8-4) at Kempton 1m 4f app hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Dr Finley (IRE) 8-1 (8-7) Held up mid-division, headway over 4f out, led over 2f out, soon headed, weakened inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Eastern Magic (8-9) at Doncaster 1m 7f app hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Baan (USA) 40-1 (10-0) Held up towards rear, pushed along and weakened 3f out, 8th of 13, 18l behind Arthurs Secret (11-3) at Doncaster 1m 4f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) sft in Mar.
Berkeley Street (USA) 16-1 (9-0) Dwelt, chased leader, pushed along halfway, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 8, 23l behind Colour My World (9-5) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-60 (6) sft.
Hell Hath No Fury 3-1 (8-9) Pushed along in mid-division, ridden to chase leaders over 4f out, one pace in 3rd over 1f out, no impression, 3rd of 7, 15l behind Picalily (8-13) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) fbs in Aug.