This is another dire contest and Keon is given a tentative vote ahead of Cut Ridge and Four Amigos. Reg Hollinshead's four-year-old gained a deserved victory over this trip at Southwell last time, travelling smoothly and he found enough under pressure inside the last to keep his pursuers at bay. There could be more to come and he looks the best option here. Cut Ridge also hit winning form last time out, beating Vibrato in good style at Musselburgh. She doesn't have too much experience of the all-weather but in this mood has to be respected. Four Amigos hails from a stable in form and has a squeak on the pick of this season's efforts. The best of the rest could be Atwirl, but Keon won with a little bit in hand last time and can follow up this afternoon.
Four Amigos (USA) 10-1 (8-5) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 5th of 17, 7l behind Piccolo Prince (8-6) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-65 (6) hvy in Apr.
Keon (IRE) 11-2jt-fav (8-9) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, ridden out final furlong, won at Southwell 7f banded stk (7) fbs beating Wodhill Gold (9-1) by 3/4l, 14 ran.
Mythical Charm 12-1 (8-7) Held up in rear, headway towards far rail 2f out, never troubled leaders, 5th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Border Edge (8-9) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Overdrawn (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Towards rear, some headway when ridden over 2f out, never on terms, 10th of 16, 16l behind Stellite (8-10) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Sept '05.
Atwirl 20-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, soon in touch, ridden to go 2nd inside final furlong, no impression, 2nd of 13, 2 1/2l behind Reeling N' Rocking (8-12) at Lingfield 7f mdn stk (5) pol.
Buckle And Hyde 25-1 (8-12) Always in rear, 11th of 15, 11l behind Moon Forest (8-10) at Chepstow 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Sept.
Catherine Medici 33-1 (8-3) Held up in rear, hung badly left, hit rail and pulled up in race won by Tuscarora (9-0) at Bath 1m fll hcp (5) gf in Aug, 14 ran.
Free Silver (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Elrafa Mujahid (9-7) at Lingfield 7f fll hcp (6) pol in Aug.