QANAN gets first-time headgear after a modest effort at Newmarket. He'd scored over course and distance before that and is only 2lb higher today. Chris Wall's charge is preferred to Magical Rose who has a shout as she drops down a grade while Rock Anthem may get involved off his current mark. Blackball ran a shocker at Redcar having won here on his reappearance and Saigon City has shown nothing since a debut second at Salisbury. Jonnie Skull does his winning in lower grades and finished last at Newmarket on his latest start.
Qanan 4-1 (9-12) Led far side group and overall leader, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 5l behind Azma (8-10) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Jonnie Skull (IRE) 11-2 (8-13) Prominent towards far rail, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 10, 28l behind Illustrious Prince (8-7) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Magical Rose (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace, went 3rd close home, 3rd of 7, 5l behind Ghasabah (9-3) at Leicester 7f 3yo fll hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Three Choirs (IRE) 33-1 (8-10) Tracked leader 2f, settled 4th 7f out, switched right over 2f out, soon ridden and weakened, 5th of 7, 17l behind Mighty Yar (9-4) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Rough Rock (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, last of 5, 8l behind Macchiara (9-10) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Saigon City 10-1 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, never near leaders, 6th of 9, 17l behind Ocean Applause (9-5) at Yarmouth 1m 3yo mdn aut (5) gf.
Blackball (USA) 9-4fav (9-1) Chased leaders, lost place over 2f out, 8th of 13, 18l behind Blue Maisey (9-3) at Redcar 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Rock Anthem (IRE) 4-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression, 5th of 7, 5l behind Bold Ring (8-13) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.