A fascinating bumper that should be well contested. Geordie Peacock and Mr Ex have both shown enough to warrant respect, but we will side with Nocturnally. The selection hails from a yard that do well in this type of event and he showed plenty of promise last season. He improved on his debut run to chase home the Jonjo O'Neill trained Young Dude, form that should be good enough to win a race of this nature. Geordie Peacock wasn't beaten far on his only outing last campaign in the race won by Regal Heights. There should be plenty more to come and he looks a big threat to all. Mr Ex is from a yard in great form and has shown a similar level of form in two outings, he could be set for more place money. Point to point winner Malt Sunflower and the newcomer Forensic Investor should be watched closely in the betting, but Nocturnally appears to have the strongest form on show and gets our vote.
Geordie Peacock (IRE) 9-1 (11-4) Prominent, went 2nd after 4f, every chance 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 17, 2l behind Regal Heights (10-13) at Towcester 2m mdn nhf (H) gs in Apr.
Jeepers Creepers 16-1 (11-4) Tracked leader, ridden and every chance over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 3rd of 6, 14l behind Brave Rebellion (11-11) at Huntingdon 2m nhf (H) gd.
Knocker Jock (FR) Medaaly gelding out of winning miler Glorieuse Shadows.
Lord West The West gelding, half-brother to dual 5f winner Montev Lady.
Malt Sunflower (IRE) Won at Dromahane 3m ptp gd in May beating Hold On Man by 7l, 12 ran.
Mr Ex (ARG) 4-1 (11-4) Held up, last, headway over 6f out, ridden 5f out, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 8, 12l behind Magical Legend (10-4) at Fontwell 2m 2f nhf (H) gd.
Nocturnally 5-2 (11-2) Held up, headway going well 4f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 19, 3l behind Young Dude (11-2) at Worcester 2m mdn nhf (H) gf in Apr.
The Baillie (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Mid-division, headway 4f out, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, 5th of 15, 26l behind Leading Contender (11-4) at Chepstow 2m nhf (H) gs.