The shortlist contains Hollow Jo, Quantum Leap and Everygrainofsand, with the last-named being the selection. We initially based our assessment on horses that have winning form within the last year or so and who are not badly drawn. Course and distance winner Hollow Jo is now a pound below a Wolverhampton winning mark and is drawn in stall four. Romany Nights is drawn five and is back to below a winning mark from a year ago. Quantum Leap loves it here and wins in his turn from around today's mark. Of the others, and the lightly-raced Everygrainofsand gives us the impression that his mark is fair and, accordingly, he can go well, but Glencalvie has been disapointing to date, Purus is at least dropping to a more-reasonable rating, Greenwood is just a pound above a winning course and distance mark, although he is widely drawn, all of which returns us to the selection, which is Everygrainofsand.
His Master's Voice (IRE) 4-1fav (9-4) Tracked leaders, led inside final furlong, headed, kept on last 50 yards, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Apply Dapply (8-11) at Folkestone 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr.
King Marju (IRE) 5-6fav (9-4) Raced keenly, tracked leaders, headway to lead well over 1f out, ridden out final furlong, won at Catterick 7f sll (6) gf beating Just James (9-10) by 1 1/2l, 15 ran.
Zabeel House 9-2 (8-12) Held up in rear, stayed on inside final furlong, not reach leaders, 6th of 10, 1 1/2l behind Sotik Star (9-3) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Nov.
Everygrainofsand (IRE) 5-2fav (9-12) Led, ridden, headed over 1f out, not quicken final furlong, 2nd of 15, 1l behind Pusey Street Lady (8-11) at Windsor 6f mdn aut stk (5) gd.
Romany Nights (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) In touch, ridden and edged left when bumped over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 9, 3l behind Abwaab (8-11) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Torquemada (IRE) 20-1 (8-5) Steadied start, held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on well, nearest finish, 3rd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Bonnie Prince Blue (9-4) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Young Bertie 5-1 (8-10) With leader, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 13th of 15, 11l behind Gwilym (8-5) at Windsor 6f app hcp (5) gf in Apr.
Quantum Leap 5-1 (8-6) Hampered start, towards rear, ridden and switched left over 2f out, stayed on well final furlong, joined leader on line, won at Salisbury 7f app hcp (5) gs deadheating with Stamford Blue (8-9), 9 ran.