Addis Ababa may well improve for the step up in trip after going close at Newcastle recently while Lord Of The Rock won over a shorter trip in soft ground at Haydock last month. Doncaster winner Get Back Get Back is 5lb higher though may find further progress on his second start after wind surgery but STARCASTER gets the nod. The latter should be sharper for a recent reappearance at Thirsk when beaten only a head with stablemate Desert Ruler back in third and Benadalid and Multellie further behind. Past Master could go well on his return given Ryan Moore is on board while Newcastle runner-up Delph Crescent is another stepping up in distance.
Addis Ababa (IRE) 11-4 (9-4) Led to over 6f out, tracked winner, challenged 3f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on and every chance throughout final furlong, just held, 2nd of 9, hd behind Harbour Breeze (9-1) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp (4) pol in Apr.
Benadalid 10-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 9, 6l behind King's Advice (9-7) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp (3) gf in Apr.
Get Back Get Back (IRE) 11-2 (9-6) Mid-division, driven 4f out, ridden over 2f out, rallied over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on, won at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp (4) gd in Apr beating Roar (8-11) by 1l, 16 ran.
Desert Ruler 14-1 (9-2) Towards rear, pushed along 2f out, headway and switched right approaching final furlong, ridden and stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 9, 4 3/4l behind King's Advice (9-7) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp (3) gf in Apr.
Thomas Cranmer (USA) 20-1 (8-13) Held up mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, kept on same pace, 7th of 11, 10l behind Hasanoanda (8-12) at Redcar 1m 2f hcp (3) sft in Nov.
Starcaster 7-1 (8-9) Held up in rear, wide and headway over 1f out, ridden to chase winner entering final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 9, nk behind King's Advice (9-7) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp (3) gf in Apr.
Past Master 10-1 (9-6) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, not pace of winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Caspar The Cub (8-12) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (4) pol in Oct.
Delph Crescent (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Tracked leader, led 3f out, soon pressed, headed entering final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Shareef Star (9-5) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp (4) pol in May.
Aldreth 3-1fav (9-12) Led 1f, tracked clear leader until 4f out, pushed along over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 6l behind Grumeti (9-10) at Wolverhampton 2m 1f hcp (4) pol in Mar.
Qawamees (IRE) 9-4 (10-9) Mid-division, headway 3 out, chased leaders next, weakened last, 6th of 9, 11 1/4l behind Fisher Green (11-5) at Musselburgh 2m mdn (4) gd in Feb.
Armandihan (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Tracked leader, pushed along to chase winner 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 9, 16 1/4l behind King's Advice (9-7) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp (3) gf in Apr.
Moving Forward (IRE) 5-2fav (9-4) Soon led, headed over 9f out, tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 10th of 14, 10 1/2l behind Archimento (9-7) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (4) pol in Oct.
Technological 10-1 (9-3) Held up in rear, headway when not clear run over 1f out, soon no impression, 4th of 5, 6 3/4l behind King's Advice (8-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp (3) pol in Apr.
Tapis Libre 28-1 (9-5) Led 3f, remained prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 12 1/4l behind Mugatoo (9-7) at Doncaster 1m 7f hcp (4) gd in May.
Glan Y Gors (IRE) 22-1 (9-7) Raced wide keen in touch, ridden and headway over 2f out, edged left over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 2nd of 10, 2l behind Apterix (9-6) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp (4) gs in May.
Framley Garth (IRE) 14-1 (8-6) In touch, headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, kept on same pace, 4th of 8, 4l behind Rare Groove (9-3) at Hamilton 1m 5f hcp (3) gf in May.
Winged Spur (IRE) 9-2 (8-13) Slowly away, always in rear, tailed off, last of 6, 18l behind Ashazuri (8-2) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp fll (3) gf in Apr.
Lord Of The Rock (IRE) 14-1 (9-9) Held up mid-division, soon tracked leader, led over 1f out, ridden and edged left inside final furlong, held on towards finish, won at Haydock 1m 2f hcp (4) sft in Apr beating Chingachgook (9-0) by nk, 11 ran.
Ilhabela Fact 7-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, pushed along and outpaced 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 8, 7 1/4l behind New Show (9-7) at Windsor 1m 3f hcp (4) gd in Apr.
Multellie 40-1 (9-3) In touch, pushed along 3f out, weakened 2f out, 8th of 9, 16 1/4l behind King's Advice (9-7) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp (3) gf in Apr.