Sign Manual is an obvious starting point here having beaten subsequent Doncaster winner Lieutenant Miller on his reappearance at Newbury. The Queen's gelding has 8lb more here but may still be progressing. Alan King does well with his runners on the Flat and Kuda Huraa should be winning soon on the evidence of his head second to Beyond Conceit over 1m4f at Epsom. The longer trip here will suit but HOMERIC has always looked a stayer in the making and he'll strip fitter for a run at Kempton. He may represent a bit of value here, though Ed Dunlop also runs Gabrial's Star, fifth to Lieutenant Miller at Doncaster, and Silver Samba made a promising reappearance at Bath. Montaff didn't get much of a run at Ripon and is also capable of better.
Kuda Huraa (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 3f out, ridden to challenge winner inside final furlong, not quicken close home, 2nd of 10, hd behind Beyond Conceit (8-13) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Apr.
Ermyn Lodge 40-1 (8-10) Mid-division on outside, ridden and lost place halfway, behind when eased 4f out, tailed off, 32nd of 34, well behind Aaim To Prosper (9-10) at Newmarket 2m 2f hcp (2) gs in Oct.
Montaff 12-1 (9-1) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, stayed on towards finish, 5th of 10, 5l behind Ardlui (9-11) at Ripon 2m hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Apr.
Quixote 16-1 (8-12) Unseated rider and loose before start, chased leaders, went 2nd well over 2f out, soon hung right, lost 2nd well over 1f out, no extra in 4th final 100 yards, 4th of 11, 2 1/4l behind Desert Recluse (8-12) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-105 (2) pol in Apr.
Tappanappa (IRE) 14-1 (9-9) Dwelt held up, headway over 2f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 12, 2 1/2l behind Lieutenant Miller (9-6) at Doncaster 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Apr.
Homeric (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden and edged right over 1f out, one pace and no impression final furlong, 5th of 10, 8l behind Niceofyoutotellme (8-13) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp (0-90) (3) pol in Apr.
Gabrial's Star 5-1 (9-6) Mid-division, ridden and headway 2f out, soon hung left, kept on one pace final furlong, 5th of 12, 4l behind Lieutenant Miller (9-6) at Doncaster 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Apr.
Sign Manual 4-1 (9-0) Held up, ridden and headway 3f out, switched right over 1f out, driven and stayed on to lead post, won at Newbury 2m hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Apr beating Lieutenant Miller (9-11) by shd, 13 ran.
Bow To No One (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Held up last, moderate effort on outside over 1f out, never involved, 6th of 9, 14l behind Seaside Sizzler (9-4) at Kempton 2m hcp (0-90) (3) pol in Apr.
Cotton King 9-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders in chasing group, pushed along 5f out, ridden and every chance over 2f out, one pace final furlong, 4th of 13, 9l behind Sign Manual (9-0) at Newbury 2m hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Apr.
Riptide 6-1 (9-10) Chased leaders until outpaced and lost place over 5f out, rallied on inside to well held 2nd 2f out, no impression when dropped to 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 6l behind Kazbow (9-12) at Pontefract 2m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr.
Toptempo 9-1 (8-7) Prominent, ridden over 4f out, plugged on same pace final 2f, 5th of 14, 12l behind Ardlui (10-0) at Newmarket 2m hcp 0-90 (3) sft in Nov.
Silver Samba 4-1 (9-6) Tracked leader, led over 6f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, no extra in clear 2nd final 75 yards, 2nd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Bathwick Street (9-4) at Bath 1m 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr.