This will prove a test for both the horses and their young jockeys but there are no stamina doubts surrounding John Forbes, who has won over much further and made late headway when fourth over 1m4f at York last month. Bajan Parkes scored over this trip at Redcar last time, while Mohawk Ridge should appreciate the extra after finishing third over 1m4f at Ripon. Cornish Beau, Sancho Panza and Visions Of Johanna are all capable of going close but Amy Ryan, one of the more experienced riders in this contest, gets on well with SHIFTING GOLD and the five-year-old can go one better than when runner-up at Southwell last month.
Bajan Parkes 6-1 (9-7) Tracked leader, taken wide after 1f on first bend, chased leaders, went 2nd 9f out, led over 2f out, soon ridden and kept on well, won at Redcar 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May beating Finellas Fortune (8-7) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.
Aeneid 25-1 (10-0) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, pushed out and kept on final furlong, 7th of 15, 13l behind Suhaili (8-11) at Haydock 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gf in May.
Mohawk Ridge 14-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, driven to challenge over 3f out, faded over 1f out, 3rd of 12, 3 1/2l behind King's Counsel (9-1) at Ripon 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in May.
Cornish Beau (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Led, joined for lead 3f out, ridden and headed inside final 2f, no chance with winner, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 10, 9l behind Peintre D'argent (8-8) at Newbury 1m 4f app hcp (5) gf in May.
Think Its All Over (USA) 25-1 (9-4) Always in rear, 8th of 10, 11l behind Arab League (9-7) at Haydock 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Eastern Magic 9-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, outpaced over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, never troubled leaders, 6th of 11, 8l behind Danvilla (9-3) at Salisbury 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
John Forbes 33-1 (10-2) Held up behind, headway over 2f out, one pace and no impression, 4th of 12, 9l behind Ravi River (10-10) at York 1m 4f am hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May.
Sancho Panza 4-1 (10-4) Dwelt, held up behind, headway on outer over 3f out, kept on inside final furlong, went 3rd over 1f out, no impression, 3rd of 12, 5l behind Ravi River (10-10) at York 1m 4f am hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May.
Visions of Johanna (USA) 16-1 (9-0) In rear, ridden over 3f out, never a threat, 5th of 8, 13l behind Wells Lyrical (9-10) at Pontefract 2m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Tillietudlem (FR) 9-2 (9-4) Chased winner 2f, tracked leaders, pushed along 5f out, ridden 3f out, one pace final 2f, 5th of 8, 9l behind Dan Buoy (8-12) at Pontefract 2m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Oct.
Shifting Gold (IRE) 13-2 (8-6) Tracked leaders, chased leader 4f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Calculating (8-11) at Southwell 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in May.
Lure Of The Night (IRE) 9-1 (8-11) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on to take 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 6l behind Pokfulham (8-5) at Hamilton 1m 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Aegean Destiny 8-1 (8-13) Mid-division, driven and outpaced over 3f out, soon ridden, stayed on inside final furlong, never troubled leaders, 4th of 12, 8l behind Tenhoo (8-8) at Doncaster 1m 4f app hcp 0-70 (5) gd in May.
Silent Lucidity (IRE) 6-1 (8-12) Led 1f, with leader, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, soon weakened, 4th of 7, 2 3/4l behind White Deer (8-12) at Catterick 1m 6f 4yo sell stks (6) gf.
Bright Sparky (GER) 16-1 (8-2) Towards rear, headway over 3f out, outpaced 2f out, 6th of 10, 17l behind Transfer (8-5) at Haydock 1m 4f app hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Why So Serious 33-1 (8-5) Dwelt led after 1f, ridden and headed 3f out, chased leader until over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 9l behind Jackday (9-3) at Ripon 2m hcp 0-75 (5) gd.