The booking of Simon Walker is a frequent starting point for devotees of amateur contests and he partners SERGIO LEONE here for the Hannon team. The three-year-old remains a potential improver after just five career starts and has not been disgraced on his last two outings and is now on a career-low mark. He is a narrow preference over Oud Metha Bridge partnered by the capable Ross Birkett. The Fielden inmate is hallmarked by his consistency and would have a major chance if able to translate his all-weather form to Turf as he's rated no less than a stone lower on the grass. Hawridge Glory is a player at his best but is quiet at present and the consistent Cayuga completes the shortlist.
Cayuga 13-8fav (9-10) Steadied and switched left start, held up in 6th, headway on outside over 2f out, went 2nd inside final 2f, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Viewpoint (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f stks (6) pol in Jun.
Mr Red Clubs (IRE) 40-1 (11-3) Raced wide in touch, ridden 3f out, soon weakened, 11th of 13, 21 1/2l behind Archipeligo (10-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (5) pol in Dec.
Oud Metha Bridge (IRE) 25-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, hanging left from over 2f out, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 13, 1 1/4l behind What's The Story (9-5) at Newcastle 1m hcp (3) pol in Jun.
Hawridge Glory (IRE) 11-2 (10-13) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, lost place over 5f out, headway and switched left over 2f out, no impression final furlong, 7th of 14, 8 3/4l behind Windsorlot (10-3) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp (5) gf in Jun.
Sergio Leone (IRE) 9-2 (9-2) Held up in mid-division, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 7th of 14, 4 3/4l behind Lawmaking (9-9) at Kempton 1m hcp (4) pol in Jun.
Misu Pete 6-1fav (9-10) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 13th of 16, 25 1/2l behind Thornaby Nash (9-6) at Nottingham 1m hcp (6) gf in May.
Swiss Cross 6-1 (9-7) Pressed winner until over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 4, 2 3/4l behind On A May Day (9-7) at Brighton 7f hcp (5) gf in Jun.