Tom Tate's Celtic Sultan comes into this in good form having followed his win at Catterick with a decent effort in defeat when chasing home Signor Peltro over course and distance last month but another 2lb rise for that effort makes this tougher and preference in a competitive opener is for SECRET NIGHT, who gets the vote over Fishforcompliments. Richard Fahey's gelding ran too badly to be true at Ascot last time and that run is best ignored but on what he showed previously this season when chasing home Mister Hardy at Newcastle he has every chance for his in-form stable. Bryan Smart's Captain Macarry is probably a shade high in the weights now after his win at Beverley last month and of more interest may be Andrew Balding's Oceana Blue, who is only 4lbs higher than when scoring at Newmarket last month. Gay Kelleway's Hustle is likely to find this tougher than the race that he won at Newmarket last time but has to be considered along with Kevin Ryan's Errigal Lad, who has been running consistently well over six furlongs of late and would have every chance if able to stay the extra furlong. The vote though goes the way of Secret Night, who has transferred his recent good form on the Polytrack back to turf and represents the very much in-form stable of Clive Cox.
Fishforcompliments 7-1 (8-7) Led centre group, overall leader over 2f out, soon ridden and headed, faded final furlong, 13th of 27, 13l behind Swift Gift (8-5) at Ascot 7f hcp (2) gf in May.
One Way Or Another (AUS) (8-5) 9th of 2, 1l behind Light Vision (8-12) at Flemington(AUS) 1m 2f hcp gd in Sep.
Hustle (IRE) 13-2 (8-10) Keen, in touch, headway over 1f out, hung left inside final furlong, ridden and then hung right, ran on to join winner, post, won at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in May deadheating with Pravda Street (8-13), 11 ran.
Commando Scott (IRE) 25-1 (8-9) Towards rear, never dangerous, 12th of 16, 22l behind Valery Borzov (9-4) at York 6f hcp 0-105 (2) sft in May.
Captain Macarry (IRE) 9-4fav (8-12) Took keen hold and held up behind leaders, driven over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 12, 3 1/2l behind Billy Dane (9-0) at Beverley 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Errigal Lad 9-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, led over 2f out, headed just inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 2nd of 10, nk behind Baby Strange (8-13) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in May.
Without Prejudice (USA) 8-1 (9-4) Mid-division, pushed along 3f out, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, 11th of 16, 5l behind Oceana Blue (8-12) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May.
Cornus 15-2 (8-5) In rear, ridden over 2f out, not reached leaders, last of 8, 4l behind Machinist (9-4) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in May.
Oceana Blue 11-1 (8-12) Close up, challenged between horse entering final furlong, ridden to lead well inside final furlong, won at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May beating Purus (8-13) by 1/2l, 16 ran.
Autumn Blades (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, keen, switched left soon after start to stands side rail, held up in rear, ridden and edged right over 1f out, never near leaders, 12th of 16, 5l behind Oceana Blue (8-12) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May.
Kiwi Bay 14-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, outpaced halfway, kept on again well inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 2 3/4l behind Machinist (9-4) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in May.
Dancing Maite 6-1 (9-2) Close up on outside, outpaced when drifted right 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 11, 11l behind Splash The Cash (8-5) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in May.
Celtic Sultan (IRE) 15-2 (8-8) Led, headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 14, 1l behind Signor Peltro (8-7) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-100 (2) gf in May.
Atlantic Story (USA) 13-2 (9-2) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, stayed on well towards finish, 3rd of 10, 1/2l behind Quest For Success (9-1) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-90 (3) fm in Apr.
Orpen Wide (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Mid-division, effort over 2f out, no impression, 7th of 10, 8l behind Tartan Gigha (9-0) at Beverley 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Secret Night 10-1 (8-9) Mid-division, headway 2f out, soon ridden to chase winner, kept on, always held inside final furlong, 2nd of 13, 4l behind Good Again (8-4) at Ascot 1m fll hcp (2) gf in May.