With the stalls in the centre, any draw advantage may have been negated and this looks wide-open with several arriving in decent form. Breccbennach is on a hat-trick after victories at Lingfield and Windsor. Firmdecisions wasn't winning out of turn at Lingfield while Joey's Destiny keeps knocking on the door but continues to climb the weights. Discussiontofollow, Hillbilly Boy and Red Refraction are others with fair recent form while Trader Jack has dropped to a fair mark and showed a bit more last time. BLESSINGTON finished behind Joey's Destiny and Discussiontofollow when favourite last month at Windsor but didn't get the run of the race and was staying on strongly in the closing stages. If William Buick can find the gaps here, he could recoup losses. Clear Spring ran well on his return at Ripon, when just behind Hillbilly Boy, and is also worth a second look.
Secret Witness 25-1 (9-7) Always towards rear, 8th of 18, 6l behind Flyman (9-2) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Mar.
Fairway To Heaven (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, behind, ridden and some headway towards far side over 1f out, never near leaders, 9th of 15, 10l behind Tropics (9-1) at Ascot 6f Grp 3 (1) gs in Oct.
Clear Spring (IRE) 11-1 (8-8) Chased leaders stands side, ridden over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, never reached leaders, 4th of 16, 1 1/4l behind Fast Shot (8-2) at Ripon 6f hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Apr.
Firmdecisions (IRE) 7-1 (9-6) In touch, pushed along 4f out, headway to chase leaders 2f out, led inside final furlong, ridden out, won at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar beating Brocklebank (8-13) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Joey's Destiny (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Held up off the pace in mid-division, headway 2f out, ridden chasing leaders over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, caught final strides, 2nd of 16, hd behind Huntsmans Close (9-0) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Apr.
Discussiontofollow (IRE) 9-2fav (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, 3rd of 16, 1l behind Huntsmans Close (9-0) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Apr.
Gabbiano 17-2 (9-7) Raced centre, mid-division, effort over 1f out, never on terms, 11th of 15, 7l behind Dungannon (9-7) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Sep.
B Fifty Two (IRE) 11-1 (9-6) Raced centre, prominent, hard ridden to challenge over 2f out, soon lost place, last of 15, 19l behind Dungannon (9-7) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Sep.
Milly's Gift 5-1 (8-5) Dwelt held up, headway to track leaders halfway, not clear run over 1f out, ridden and stayed on towards finish, 5th of 10, 1 3/4l behind Ladyship (9-7) at Newmarket 6f fll hcp (2) gd in Sep.
Hillbilly Boy (IRE) 7-1 (8-2) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, led group over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, held by far side towards finish, 3rd of 16, 1l behind Fast Shot (8-2) at Ripon 6f hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Apr.
Blessington (IRE) 9-2fav (9-4) Off the pace in mid-division on outside, pushed along halfway, headway over 1f out, ridden and kept on same pace inside final furlong, not quite pace to threaten, 5th of 16, 2 1/2l behind Huntsmans Close (9-0) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Apr.
Shore Step (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Led, ridden and pressed over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no impression, dropped to 3rd final 110 yards, 3rd of 11, 3l behind Milly's Gift (9-1) at Bath 6f app hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Extrasolar 15-2 (9-7) In touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 11l behind Mutafaakir (8-11) at Leicester 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Apr.
Cruise Tothelimit (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened 1f out, 9th of 12, 17l behind Ashpan Sam (9-5) at Goodwood 6f hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Oct.
Red Refraction (IRE) 10-1 (9-6) Chased leaders on outside, ridden 2f out, went 2nd final 100 yards, no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 4l behind Kimberella (9-6) at Ripon 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Apr.
Breccbennach 5-2fav (8-11) Soon chasing leader and got on rail, led approaching final 2f, pushed clear over 1f out, ran on well, won at Windsor 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Apr beating Peace Seeker (9-7) by 1 3/4l, 10 ran.
Trader Jack 16-1 (9-3) Held up in touch, headway over 1f out, kept on well under pressure, nearest finish, 3rd of 8, 1/2l behind Links Drive Lady (9-6) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.