SIRGARFIELDSOBERS may not have been as dependable as his great namesake so far, but he has the chance to shine now stepped up to this longer trip for the first time and he gets the vote, while Saga De Tercey is feared, and both The Last Alzao and Deauville Flyer are respected. The last-named is 5lbs worse off with the selection for beating him three lengths here over 1m 4f on fast ground last month, which gives him plenty of hope of reversing placings with Tim Easterby's charge. He also acts on slower ground and pedigree suggests that he is well worth a try over this trip. We have to put a line through his latest effort at Pontefract when he over heated before the off, and we will put him up as a sporting selection. Saga De Tercey looks to hold strong claims, given that he is proven over the trip and on a reasonable mark. He will be fine if the ground is no slower than good, but he will have it to prove on a softer surface. Richard Fahey-trained The Last Alzao is another taking a marked step up in trip and there is hope that he will get home, though he looks best on faster ground. Rain would be a positive for Bollin Felix, who has slipped back to his last winning mark and stays well, so if the heavens open then he has to be taken very seriously after having had a couple of runs already this campaign. However, we will chance Sirgarfieldsobers to run out the winner.
Rugell (ARG) (8-11) 10th of 14, 13l behind Envisage (8-10) at Abu Dhabi(UAE) 1m 3f hcp gd in Jan.
Saga de Tercey (FR) 2-1fav (9-9) Tracked leaders, effort over 2f out, one pace final furlong, 5th of 8, 5l behind Dazzling Light (8-13) at Chester 1m 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in May.
Sirgarfieldsobers (IRE) 5-1 (9-4) Dwelt, soon pushed along, took keen hold and chased leader until 8f out, stayed prominent, weakened well over 1f out, last of 6, 17l behind Rajeh (9-2) at Pontefract 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Deauville Flyer 8-1 (9-2) Raced keenly, mid-division, headway 3f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on well under pressure inside final furlong to lead post, won at York 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May beating The Fonz (9-1) by shd, 17 ran.
Bollin Felix 11-2 (9-1) Towards rear, stayed on one pace final 2f, no impression, 8th of 12, 13l behind Dayia (8-10) at Haydock 2m hcp 0-100 (2) gs in May.
Hawk Mountain (UAE) 14-1 (9-0) Soon close up, ridden 3f out, soon weakened, tailed off, 9th of 12, 26l behind Dayia (8-10) at Haydock 2m hcp 0-100 (2) gs in May.
Backbord (GER) 13-2 (9-6) Tracked leaders, pushed along 5f out, soon lost place, 8th of 10, 8l behind Gee Dee Nen (9-1) at Haydock 2m hcp (2) gd in May '08.
Kimberley Downs (USA) 14-1 (9-8) Tracked leaders, under pressure over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 7, 16l behind Lady Hestia (8-8) at Doncaster 1m 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Bogside Theatre (IRE) 5-2fav (8-6) Soon led, headed well over 2f out, soon ridden and outpaced, weakened final furlong, 6th of 8, 14l behind Dazinski (8-7) at Ripon 2m hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Apr.
The Last Alzao (IRE) 15-8 (10-2) Tracked leader 2f, tracked leaders, led 2f out, edged left and ran on, won at Haydock 1m 2f ladies hcap (5) gf in May beating Rub Of The Relic (9-0) by nk, 9 ran.
Dulcie 13-2 (8-1) Steadied start, pulled hard in rear, headway on outer from 4f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 8th of 15, 10l behind Aaim To Prosper (9-8) at Newmarket 2m hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Oct.
Royal Trooper (IRE) 10-1 (9-6) Led after 3f, ridden over 1f out, kept on, headed inside final furlong, not pace of winner, 2nd of 11, 3l behind Miss Keck (9-1) at Ripon 2m hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Gaselee (USA) 9-4fav (9-4) Tracked leaders, headway 3f out, ridden when not much room 2f out, no impression final furlong, 4th of 11, 7l behind Miss Keck (9-1) at Ripon 2m hcp 0-75 (5) gd.