Mejd looks likely to pose a danger in this race and Don't Call Me stayed on strongly last time at Beverley but our preference is for STAFF SERGEANT to pick up the victory. The selection ran really well on the all-weather at Southwell last time and if translating that form to turf looks a very interesting prospect here. The Jim Goldie trained Dubawi gelding looked impressive on his first turn out this year when beating Widow Bird. Mejd was a decent winner earlier this month when showing enough within the final two furlongs to get another victory for Mick Channon. Don't Call Me also comes here with winning form after a strong finish at Beverley. Starry Mount has won at the course before, but if showing the pick of his ability then Staff Sergeant may just have enough to beat the opposition.
Mejd (IRE) 7-2 (9-9) Tracked leading pair, led well over 1f out, soon ridden, ran on, comfortably, won at Chester 1m 3yo app hcp 0-80 (4) gf beating Red Gulch (9-4) by 1l, 6 ran.
Staff Sergeant 7-1 (9-3) Led after 1f, headed halfway, rallied to lead again over 1f out, soon clear, won at Southwell 1m 3yo mdn stks (5) fbs in Apr beating Widow Bird (8-12) by 3l, 9 ran.
Innocuous 7-2 (9-4) Keen tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, stayed on final furlong, not pace to challenge, 4th of 8, 1 3/4l behind Fontley (9-8) at Sandown 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Don't Call Me (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Chased leading trio, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, chased leader inside final furlong, stayed on to lead near finish, won at Beverley 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf beating Raqeeb (9-7) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Layla's Dancer 3-1fav (9-1) Held up in mid-division, ridden over 1f out, kept on, no impression, 4th of 8, 10l behind Ransom Note (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Apr.
Amenable (IRE) 7-2 (9-2) Soon led, ridden and hard pressed over 1f out, kept on until headed and no extra final 75 yards, 3rd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Jeannie Galloway (9-7) at Musselburgh 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Master Of Dance (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) In rear, ridden over 2f out, kept on, not troubled leaders, 5th of 8, 4l behind Fontley (9-8) at Sandown 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Starry Mount 4-1 (9-3) Held up in rear, ridden 3f out, soon outpaced, rallied over 1f out, staying on in behind leaders when not clear run and snatched up towards finish, 5th of 6, 2l behind Count Bertoni (9-4) at Nottingham 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in May.
Lord Raglan (IRE) 11-2 (9-5) Held up, ridden and headway 2f out, no impression from over 1f out, 6th of 11, 11l behind Aktia (9-4) at Haydock 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.