Mysterious Man was stepped up to 1m4f for his reappearance and held on for second having led for most of the way. King Of Dudes was well beaten over a longer trip at this track on his reappearance but may finish closer on today's better ground while Hyperlink finished runner-up over 1m4f at Wolverhampton last time and blinkers are applied here. Sir Michael Stoute won a division of this last year and GALLEON could prove a different proposition stretching out in distance after a three length defeat over a mile on his debut. He gets the nod with Sun Central and the Gosden newcomers Mashaari and Nabucco both worth a second look.
After The Storm 5-2 (9-5) Mid-division, 8th halfway, no impression from under 2f out, 9th of 14, 8l behind Caprella (9-0) at Dundalk 7f 2yo mdn auc stks pol in Oct.
Bishop Roko Rock Of Gibraltar gelding out of Kirk.
Fuzzy Logic (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Towards rear, pushed along halfway, green hung left and weakened inside final 3f, soon behind, eased, 12th of 14, 24l behind Forest Row (9-3) at Newbury 1m 3yo mdn (4) sft in Apr.
Galleon 14-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear on inside,headway over 2f out, pushed along and stayed on steadily inside final furlong, 8th of 11, 3l behind Open Water (9-3) at Sandown 1m 2yo mdn (5) gd in Sep.
Hyperlink (IRE) 11-8fav (8-7) Chased leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on, always held, 2nd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Kuda Huraa (9-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Apr.
King of Dudes 6-1 (9-3) Took keen hold, soon held up in last pair, headway towards far side over 3f out, ridden and chased leaders over 2f out, weakened inside final 2f, 7th of 9, 16l behind Minimise Risk (9-3) at Newbury 1m 3f 3yo mdn (4) sft in Apr.
Mashaari (IRE) Monsun gelding out of Thakafaat.
Mysterious Man (IRE) 3-1fav (9-3) Led 1f, prominent, led again over 7f out, ridden and edged left over 2f out, headed over 1f out, stayed on, not pace of winner, 2nd of 12, 2 3/4l behind Estimate (8-12) at Salisbury 1m 4f 3yo mdn (5) sft.
Nabucco Dansili colt out of Cape Verdi.
Sun Central (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Held up, headway and switched left 2f out, kept on, never nearer, 7th of 14, 9l behind Handsome Man (9-3) at Yarmouth 1m 2yo mdn (5) sft in Oct.
Viewpoint (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, kept on final furlong, never nearer, 7th of 18, 9l behind Mariner's Cross (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 3yo mdn (4) gs in Apr.
Essell 80-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, hung left and weakened soon after, 8th of 14, 18l behind Noble Mission (9-3) at Newbury 1m 3yo mdn (4) sft in Apr.
Hoonose 66-1 (9-0) Soon pushed along in mid-division, lost place 3f out, behind final 2f, last of 14, 38l behind Mawasem (9-3) at Kempton 1m 3yo mdn stks (4) pol.