The lightly-raced COMPUTABLE ended his first campaign with a victory at Musselburgh and has been well supported on several occasions so better should be expected on his handicap debut and he gets the nod. Kevin Ryan runs Hemingway, who should be fighting fit after three recent runs, and Franca Florio, who completed a double last summer before she was just touched off in a strong Chester nursery. Plato O Plomo made a successful debut at Haydock in May and only ran twice subsequently before reappearing with a very good run at Nottingham so he should go well. Megan Lily has a touch of quality and ended up running in Listed company in France. Her young rider's claim is a plus and she can get involved while Scuzeme, a maiden winner at Newcastle, was staying on at the finish on his handicap debut at Nottingham. Valentino Boy showed potential in maidens and makes his handicap debut.
Megan Lily (IRE) (8-10) 5th of 13, 4 3/4l behind Simmie (8-10) at Chantilly 5f lst stks pol in Nov.
Plata O Plomo 20-1 (8-12) Chased clear leader, closed and hung left over 1f out, soon every chance until winner quickened on inside final furlong, no extra and lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Kyllang Rock (8-12) at Nottingham 5f stks (3) gf in Apr.
Tahoo (IRE) (8-10) 8th of 10, 11 1/4l behind Fas (8-13) at Chantilly 6f Grp 3 stks gd in Apr.
Valentino Boy (IRE) 10-11fav (9-2) Led, ridden over 1f out, soon headed and no extra, 3rd of 6, 4 1/4l behind Wheneverwecan (8-11) at Musselburgh 5f stks (5) gf in May.
Hemingway (IRE) 25-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, ridden to lead narrowly 1f out, headed and not pace of winner inside final furlong, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Brian The Snail (9-7) at Pontefract 6f hcp (3) gd in Apr.
Scuzeme 9-1 (9-7) Steadied and switched right start, held up in rear centre, headway 2f out, chased leaders, went 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with unchallenged winner, 2nd of 14, 4 1/2l behind Justanotherbottle (9-0) at Nottingham 5f hcp (4) gf in Apr.
Jack Flash (FR) 7-1 (9-6) Led near side group, never really on terms with centre group leaders, weakened final furlong, 13th of 14, 12 1/2l behind Justanotherbottle (9-0) at Nottingham 5f hcp (4) gf in Apr.
Computable 5-2 (9-5) Went right start, raced freely tracking leaders, switched right to challenge over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Musselburgh 5f mdn stks (5) gd in Oct beating Kiribati (9-5) by 2 1/4l, 7 ran.
Dakota Gold 50-1 (8-11) Raced far side keen tracked leaders, ridden to lead this group over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, kept on, 5th of 26, 2 1/2l behind Accidental Agent (8-9) at Newmarket 6f stks (2) gf in Oct.
Blue Suede (IRE) 6-1jfav (9-5) Raced centre, chased winner until inside final furlong, weakened, 7th of 14, 7 3/4l behind Justanotherbottle (9-0) at Nottingham 5f hcp (4) gf in Apr.
Franca Florio (IRE) 5-1 (8-5) Tracked leader, ridden to lead approaching final furlong, headed inside final furlong, every chance when carried right close home, 3rd of 8, nk behind Sayesse (9-2) at Chester 5f (3) gs in Sep.