Better is expected from Carthaginian stepping up in trip but he has to give plenty of weight to the younger horses at this time of year and the three-year-old SONG AND DANCE MAN is preferred. Out of a Sadler's Wells mare, he looks sure to appreciate the extra distance after a recent debut fourth at Newmarket. Samoset is another crying out for a test of stamina and he should be thereabouts while both Qawaafy and Inaad are worth a second glance in the betting on their return to action.
Carthaginian (IRE) 14-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on, 4th of 9, 6l behind Maputo (9-1) at Hamilton 1m mdn stks (5) sft in May.
Freddie Bolt 100-1 (9-1) Held up mid-division, ridden and weakened over 3f out, 7th of 12, 24l behind Valantino Oyster (9-1) at Redcar 1m 2f sell stks (6) gd in Oct '11.
Jimmy Sewell (IRE) 28-1 (10-0) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never on terms, 9th of 14, 7l behind Pleasure Bent (9-1) at Warwick 1m mdn stks (5) gf in May.
Inaad 7-1 (9-3) Raced stand side, steadied start, held up in rear, headway when hung left over 2f out, soon no impression, 10th of 14, 14l behind Luhaif (9-3) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jun '12.
Samoset 20-1 (9-5) Keen tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 13, 2 3/4l behind Brooke's Bounty (9-5) at Ripon 1m 3yo mdn (5) gd in Apr.
Song And Dance Man 9-1 (9-5) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 10, 6l behind Prince's Trust (9-5) at Newmarket 1m 3yo mdn (5) gf in May.
The Power of One (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, outpaced, 9th of 12, 26l behind Vitruvian Lady (9-0) at Nottingham 1m 3yo mdn (5) gs in May.
Distant Sunrise 66-1 (8-12) Always behind, weakened over 3f out, tailed off, last of 6, 34l behind Disclaimer (9-3) at Redcar 1m 1f 2yo mdn (5) hvy in Oct.
Qawaafy (USA) 7-1 (9-0) In touch, headway over 2f out, soon outpaced, shaken up over 1f out, never troubled leaders, 4th of 15, 3 1/2l behind The Lark (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 2yo stks (5) sft in Oct.
Razera (IRE) Dylan Thomas colt out of Rahila.