Celtic Sultan went close when third over C&D last time and there is little to separate him and fourth-placed Orbit The Moon. It's anybody's guess which one of that pair will come out best on this occasion though Blues Jazz and Polar Annie finished further behind and will do well to get involved. It was only a claimer Frequency won at Hamilton earlier this month while FIELDGUNNER KIRKUP takes a step up in class having scored at Newcastle last time. He did finish over three lengths clear of the field, however, and it would be no surprise if he gets the better of recent Newmarket fourth Abe Master and follows up here.
Celtic Sultan (IRE) 7-1 (9-6) Led, ridden 2f out, headed well inside final furlong, ran on, 3rd of 12, hd behind Ginger Jack (9-0) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Orbit The Moon (IRE) 40-1 (9-2) Tracked leader, ridden 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, ran on, 4th of 12, nk behind Ginger Jack (9-0) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Blues Jazz 8-1 (9-1) Dwelt in rear, ridden over 2f out, kept on final furlong, not trouble leaders, 6th of 10, 6l behind Julius Geezer (9-2) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Frequency 5-2 (9-10) Held up in rear, took keen hold, headway on bit over 2f out, switched right and ridden inside final furlong, soon led, kept on well, won at Hamilton 6f clm stks (6) gf beating Falasteen (9-7) by 1 3/4l, 5 ran.
Fieldgunner Kirkup (GER) 9-2 (8-13) Mid-division, pushed along 3f out, headway 2f out, led over 1f out, edged right inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-75 (5) sft beating Hellbender (8-3) by 4l, 11 ran.
St Oswald 15-2 (8-13) Held up behind, pushed along over 3f out, never dangerous, 10th of 11, 20l behind Levitate (9-3) at Doncaster 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Polar Annie 33-1 (9-1) In touch, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 12, 6l behind Ginger Jack (9-0) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
My Gacho (IRE) 66-1 (9-6) Went left and slowly into stride, chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 13, 28l behind Mizwaaj (9-4) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Frognal (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, led over 3f out, ridden clear over 1f out until inside final furlong, kept on, headed final stride, 3rd of 14, hd behind Tourist (9-2) at Lingfield 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
Able Master (IRE) 10-1 (8-3) Led centre group and well on terms, groups merged over 2f out, soon ridden, no extra closing stages, 4th of 9, 1 1/2l behind Paramour (8-8) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-95 (3) sft.
Namwahjobo (IRE) 8-1 (8-13) Mid-division, weakened well over 2f out, 11th of 14, 16l behind Orpsie Boy (9-0) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in May.
Ted's Brother (IRE) 11-2 (9-0) Held up behind, effort and weakened over 1f out, last of 10, 18l behind Polish World (9-6) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-85 (4) fm in May.
Sabratha (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Held up in touch, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 6, 4l behind Social Rhythm (8-7) at Ayr 1m fll hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.