A progressive three-year-old, Solar View missed the whole of last year and returns to action off a 6lb higher mark having won at Thirsk when last seen on a racecourse. Wannabe Your Man scored at Nottingham but returned a losing favourite at Newbury last time and steps up to 2m for the first time. MEETINGS MAN has been competing over shorter trips and won over 1m5f at Newmarket last week. But he also scored over today's distance last season and Ali Brewer's charge gets the nod with the remaining pair hard to fancy.
Meetings Man (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Pulled hard in touch, headway over 4f out, led over 3f out, switched to stands' side rail over 2f out, kept on well, won at Newmarket 1m 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf beating Northside Prince (9-7) by 1 1/2l, 7 ran.
Solar View (IRE) 7-4fav (8-3) Held up in touch, pushed along over 3f out, soon headway, led over 1f out, clear inside final furlong, won at Thirsk 2m hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Aug '12 beating Gordonsville (10-0) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
Wannabe Your Man 6-4fav (9-7) Held up in mid-division, headway on outside tracking leaders over 2f out, went 2nd inside final 2f, ridden to challenge edged left and carried head high over 1f out, dropped to 3rd 1f out, rallied half-heartedly to regain 2nd close home, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Afro (8-10) at Newbury 1m 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in May.
Bouggatti 14-1 (9-8) Held up in 5th, ridden over 2f out, soon beaten, 6th of 8, 16l behind Arashi (9-1) at Kempton 2m hacp 0-70 (5) pol in May.
Grayswood 7-1 (8-10) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on to take 4th towards finish, 4th of 7, 3l behind Hallstatt (9-0) at Nottingham 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.