Oriental Scot arrives in good form having won at Haydock before a fine effort behind Musnad at Musselburgh when Staff Sergeant was behind. He's climbed the ratings as a consequence but should still go well as should Classic Colori, whose best run last year came over this trip when just touched off in the Silver Cambridgeshire at Newmarket. Area Fifty One generally races over further but he ended last season in excellent form and will be better for his reappearance here a month ago so looks a big threat under the champion jockey. He holds an advantage over Dubai Dynamo at these weights but HALFSIN is a different matter as he completed a hat-trick last summer before being beaten a length by Barbican at Newmarket. That winner went on to further glory and earned a rating of 111 so Marco Botti's charge is handed the vote as he looks very well handicapped on that form.
Fighter Boy (IRE) 9-4fav (9-5) Keen tracked leaders, looking for a run 2f out, soon ridden and no impression, 5th of 6, 11l behind Lowther (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f cnd stks (4yo+) (4) pol in Feb '11.
Navajo Chief 16-1 (9-8) Led, ridden well over 1f out, soon headed, no extra, 4th of 11, 1 3/4l behind Danadana (9-4) at Redcar 1m 2f hcp 105 (2) gf.
Halfsin (IRE) 9-1 (8-12) Led until narrowly headed 3f out, chased winner until ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 6, 10l behind Jet Away (8-12) at Goodwood 1m 2f Listed Stakes (4yo+) (1) gd in May.
Hillview Boy (IRE) 9-1 (8-10) Took keen hold, held up last, headway on outside over 1f out, stayed on to 2nd inside final furlong, kept on but no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 1 3/4l behind Ithoughtitwasover (8-10) at Hamilton 1m 4f listed hcp 0-110 (1) gs in May.
Dubai Dynamo 9-1 (9-9) Mid-division, ridden to chase leaders on outside over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, not reached leaders, 4th of 13, 2 3/4l behind Imperial Djay (9-9) at Chester 1m hcp 105 (2) sft.
Tinshu (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, not clear run well over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 10, 5l behind Tropical Beat (8-12) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Extraterrestrial 9-1 (9-5) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 3/4l behind Emilio Largo (9-5) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gf in May.
Colour Guard 5-4fav (9-7) Led 1f, remained prominent, effort over 2f out, soon weakened, 8th of 9, 7l behind Ashva (9-1) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
Classic Colori (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Held up in rear, smooth headway headway over 2f out, chased winner inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Swiftly Done (9-2) at Doncaster 1m hcp 0-95 (3) sft.
Oriental Scot 7-2 (9-7) Mid-division, headway on outside over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, caught last stides, 2nd of 9, nk behind Musnad (8-7) at Musselburgh 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Barren Brook 13-2 (9-7) Mid-division, took keen hold, headway over 2f out, soon ridden, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 16, 9l behind Media Hype (9-0) at York 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in May.
Area Fifty One 10-1 (8-8) Tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, soon hung left, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 14, 8l behind Gatewood (8-7) at York 1m 2f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in May.
Staff Sergeant 5-2fav (9-5) Chased leader who went clear over 5f out, ridden to close from 3f out, one pace and no impression from over 1f out, 6th of 9, 5l behind Musnad (8-7) at Musselburgh 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.