Danadana won a handicap at this meeting last year and landed the Group 3 Huxley Stakes at Chester in May when beating Gabrial. But he seems to have lost his way since then and it's hard to know what to expect dropping back in trip for this. City Style will have come on for a recent comeback run at Haydock and could prove the one to beat if able to reproduce his form in Dubai earlier in the year while Pavlosk won over a mile here back in May and has plenty of scope. ARCHBISHOP goes well fresh and will need to if he's to get involved on his first start since September. However, the form of his dead-heat with Trumpet Major at Goodwood last term looks pretty strong in this context and there may be more to come over today's extra distance. Robin Hoods Bay and Red Avenger are both smart handicappers but this could prove beyond them.
Danadana (IRE) 10-3 (9-2) Tracked winner, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 6, 12l behind Universal (9-5) at Newmarket 1m 4f Grp 2 (1) gf in Jul.
Archbishop (USA) (8-12) 2nd of 11, nk behind Master Of Hounds (9-6) at Istanbul(TUR) 1m Grp 2 flls (1) gd in Sep.
City Style (USA) 10-1 (9-3) Towards rear, headway 3f out, ridden and one paced final 2f, 6th of 8, 7l behind David Livingston (9-3) at Haydock 1m 2f Grp 3 (1) gf.
Gabrial (IRE) 4-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, ran on, no impression on winner, 2nd of 7, 2 1/4l behind Fire Ship (9-1) at Pontefract 1m Listed stks 3yo (1) gs in Jul.
Robin Hoods Bay 25-1 (9-11) Mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, edged left and stayed on strongly to lead inside final furlong, won at Haydock 1m 2f hcp 105 (2) gf beating Sennockian Star (8-12) by 1 1/2l, 14 ran.
Red Avenger (USA) 11-2 (8-10) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed towards finish, just held on and joined for 2nd place on line, 2nd of 13, 3/4l behind Broughton (8-1) at Goodwood 1m 2f 3yo hcp (2) gd.
Pavlosk (USA) 11-2 (8-10) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, ran on well, never nearer, 5th of 14, 2 1/4l behind Annecdote (8-10) at Goodwood 7f flls Group 3 stks (1) gd.