Northside Prince is usually thereabouts in this grade without being quite good enough and it could prove a similar story today. Marcus Tregoning is looking for a double in this after training last year's winner and OPERA BOX has leading claims. She just failed to catch the useful Boonga Roogeta at Doncaster last time and today's longer trip will suit. Guising is also unexposed but up 5lb for his recent win at Windsor while Novirak is another to consider dropping down a grade after a good effort at Epsom. High Office and Cousin Khee should go well and Cockney Sparrow has been in fine form over hurdles of late so is probably the pick of the remainder.
Northside Prince (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders in 3rd, went 2nd over 5f out, ridden and every chance over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 2nd of 7, 1l behind Voodoo Prince (8-9) at Ripon 1m 4f stks (3) gd in Apr.
Sirvino 11-2 (9-1) Held up in touch, ridden and one pace 2f out, plugged on inside final furlong, went 4th near finish, 4th of 7, 8l behind Sheikhzayedroad (9-2) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Apr.
Herostatus 11-1 (9-11) Tracked leader, effort over 2f out, soon weakened, eased over 1f out, last of 12, well behind Gordonsville (9-5) at Musselburgh 2m hcp (3) sft in Oct.
Guising 7-2fav (8-13) Made all, hung badly left under pressure final 2f, stayed on inside final furlong and just held on, won at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Apr beating Angel Gabrial (9-5) by hd, 9 ran.
Eltheeb 9-2 (9-11) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, never on terms, 3rd of 12, 1 1/2l behind New Hampshire (9-10) at Carlisle 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jul.
Opera Box 7-2 (9-3) Tracked clear leading pair, hung left over 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, closed throughout final furlong, always held, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind Boonga Roogeta (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 2f fll hcp (0-85) (4yo+) (4) gf in Apr.
Nanton (USA) 20-1 (8-12) Held up in rear, never a factor, 9th of 11, 6l behind Itlaaq (9-2) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Apr.
Novirak (IRE) 11-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Beyond Conceit (8-13) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Apr.
Bowdler's Magic 33-1 (9-12) Led, clear 12f out, headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 12, 42l behind Lieutenant Miller (9-6) at Doncaster 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Apr.
High Office 9-4 (9-2) Raced wide close up, went 2nd halfway, led 2f out, soon ridden and joined, headed well inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 8, 1l behind Fennell Bay (9-6) at Beverley 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Apr.
Cousin Khee 3-1fav (9-7) Chased leaders, led approaching final 2f, ridden and headed over 1f out, chased winner until last 110 yards, no extra, 4th of 13, 2 3/4l behind Attwaal (9-2) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Apr.
Cockney Sparrow 11-2fav (9-0) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, ran on final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 11, 1l behind Require (9-7) at Leicester 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Oct.
Choisan (IRE) 15-2 (8-9) Tracked leaders in 4th, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and led over 2f out, headed well over 1f out, kept on, 3rd of 13, 4l behind Party Line (8-9) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Livia's Dream (IRE) 3-1fav (9-1) Raced wide tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 8l behind Alazan (8-13) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.
Bollin Greta 16-1 (8-9) Switched left soon after start, held up in last pair, slipped and stride faultered on bend over 4f out, soon outpaced, never able to challenge, last of 7, 14l behind Hallstatt (8-2) at Nottingham 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Pintrada 6-1 (9-0) Held up in touch in rear, locked away on inside from 3f out, switched right when gap appeared entering final furlong, soon quickened to take gap, ran on to lead post, won at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Jun beating King Of The Celts (9-1) by shd, 5 ran.
Carragold 25-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, soon ridde, staye don same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 14, 7l behind Roman Flight (9-5) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Cosmic Sun 20-1 (9-0) Always behind, last of 12, well behind Lady Kashaan (9-4) at Musselburgh 1m 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gs in Mar.
Discovery Bay 11-4 (9-0) Dwelt in rear, wide and headway 3f out, ridden to chase winner 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 9, 2 3/4l behind Harry Buckle (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb.