Support for Meinardus, Heavenly Encounter and Mensardil as they join the rank and file would be of interest with Irish raider Optional Dream another worth noting. They've shown little in truth though so we'll plump for GLENVEAGH ahead of Stoneacre Chris who didn't shape too badly last time. Kevin Ryan's runner has provided one of the two victories that this thirteen strong field have managed between them in ninety attempts and, as such, has leading claims. He's risen 6lbs in the weights for that battling win but appeared to show some improvement for the fitting of cheekpieces and may be capable of better yet. Stoneacre Chris ran on quite well to take second in a similar contest at Ayr over five furlongs last time and could be well suited by this first crack at six. She's comfortably the most interesting of the opposition as things stand although the Swallow Forest is the other runner in the field to have won a race and she didn't run all that badly last time so we'll add her to the short-list. As far as the winner is concerned though, GLENVEAGH is the default option.
Glenveagh (IRE) 12-1 (8-7) Made all, hard pressed from over 1f out, stayed on under pressure final furlong, held on, won at Carlisle 6f 3yo hcp (6) gd beating Mandalay King (9-1) by a nk, 15 ran.
Tanley 8-1 (8-12) In touch, driven over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 11th of 13, 13l behind Dubai To Barnsley (8-2) at Beverley 5f 3yo hcp (6) sft.
Meinardus (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Always rear division, 11th of 14, 8l behind Nabeeda (9-0) at Ripon 5f mdn stk (5) gs.
Swallow Forest 18-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden along halfway, hung left 2f out, one pace until weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 4 1/2l behind The History Man (10-0) at Thirsk 6f app hcp (5) gs.
Scots W'Hae 12-1 (8-7) Mid-division and keen, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 13th of 16, 32l behind Turkish Sultan (9-7) at Bath 1m stk (6) gs in Apr.
Mujada 20-1 (8-5) Went right start, always behind, lost touch over 1f out, last of 20, 36l behind Frisbee (9-7) at Ripon 6f mdn hcp (5) gd in Jul.
Many Welcomes 16-1 (8-2) Behind, ridden halfway, kept on final furlong, 6th of 13, 7l behind Jaconet (8-12) at Ayr 6f 3yo hcp (6) gs in Jul.
Amber Ridge 33-1 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden over 3f out, soon behind, last of 10, 32l behind Themwerethedays (8-12) at W'hampton 1m 1f 3yo mdn aut (6) pol in Jun.
Mensadil 25-1 (8-10) Led, headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 8, 10l behind Redsensor (9-3) at Yarmouth 1m 3yo sll (6) gs.
Heavenly Encounter 50-1 (8-7) In touch, ridden halfway, soon beaten, tailed off, last of 5, 30l behind Ballycroy Boy (9-7) at Southwell 6f 3yo clm (6) fbs in Feb.
Captain Turbot (IRE) 25-1 (8-3) Chased leader, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 12l behind Caribbean Coral (9-6) at Ripon 6f clm (5) sft in Jun.
Optional Dream (IRE) 25-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, weakened from under 2f out, last of 20, 23l behind Harriers Call (9-9) at Naas 6f hcp 0-60 gs.
Stoneacre Chris (USA) 11-2 (8-6) Held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, soon edged left, kept on, 3rd of 7, 2l behind Andrasta (7-11) at Ayr 5f 3yo hcp (6) sft.