A tricky puzzle to unravel with a few of those making their reappearances probably capable of better this year. Emilio Largo is one while Tropics is lightly raced, though has his first run on Turf today. Nassau Storm's defeat of Nocturn over this course and distance last July has worked out well and he should also be thereabouts but Intransigent is still awaiting a first victory away from the Polytrack and Colonel Mak has been unable to cash in on a lenient mark so far. Democretes has a chance on his second over 7f at Goodwood but CREW CUT appears to be in decent form and would have gone close at Leicester last time had he got going a bit earlier. The grey is still fairly handicapped and Jamie Spencer will be delivering him late here.
Emilio Largo 5-1 (9-9) Held up in mid-division, headway 2f out, not clearest of runs and switched left 1f out, strong burst between horses inside final furlong to lead final strides, won at Newbury 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Aug beating Nasri (9-4) by hd, 14 ran.
Edge Closer 20-1 (8-8) Chased leader stand side group, weakened entering final furlong, 15th of 20, 7l behind Doc Hay (8-11) at Doncaster 6f hcp (2) gd in Sep.
B Fifty Two (IRE) 25-1 (9-7) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 19th of 20, 32l behind Heeraat (9-4) at York 6f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Sep.
Intransigent 4-1fav (9-0) Held up, headway halfway, ridden and weakened final furlong, 7th of 10, 6l behind Ladies Are Forever (8-12) at Lingfield 5f Listed stks (1) pol in Mar.
Barnet Fair 10-1 (9-2) Raced wide held up, ridden 2f out, not trouble leaders, 8th of 11, 5l behind Tarooq (9-6) at Wolverhampton 6f hcap (2) pol in Mar.
Tioman Legend 25-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 10th of 20, 13l behind Heeraat (9-4) at York 6f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Sep.
Nassau Storm 10-1 (8-2) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 2nd of 14, nk behind Belgian Bill (9-7) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) pol in Oct.
Colonel Mak 16-1 (8-13) Led, ridden and headed 1f out, soon lost 2nd, weakened soon after, 7th of 14, 5l behind York Glory (9-1) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Apr.
Yeeoow (IRE) 14-1 (8-5) Close up, effort over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 5th of 20, 2 3/4l behind Move In Time (8-10) at Doncaster 6f hcp (2) gd in Apr.
L'ami Louis (IRE) 15-2 (9-8) Dwelt, towards rear far side group, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 19, 4 1/2l behind El Viento (9-6) at Ripon 6f hcp (2) gd in Aug.
Democretes 6-1 (8-11) Held up in mid-division, effort when hampered over 2f out, headway and squeezed through over 1f out, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, went 2nd close home, no chance with winner, 2nd of 13, 1 3/4l behind George Guru (8-10) at Goodwood 7f hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
Lady Gibraltar 6-1 (8-7) Raced in centre, chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 3l behind Duke Of Firenze (9-3) at Goodwood 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Tropics (USA) 5-4fav (9-5) Raced keenly, tracked leaders, ridden to challenge and every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression when lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Embankment (8-13) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Crew Cut (IRE) 9-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, chased winner inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 2nd of 12, 2 1/2l behind Seeking Magic (9-6) at Leicester 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Apr.
Bravo Echo 9-1 (8-7) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final 100 yards, 6th of 13, 5l behind George Guru (8-10) at Goodwood 7f hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
Church Music (IRE) 14-1 (8-10) Towards rear, never a factor, 9th of 13, 5l behind Ajjaadd (9-2) at Epsom Downs 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Apr.