BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY isn't a straightforward ride but has plenty of ability and, though beaten on the Flat since getting off the mark over timber at Newton Abbot, can land this ahead of Hazzaat and Alphabetical Order. The latter finished tailed off at Perth after surprising Parlour Games at Stratford while Neil King's four-year-old has a poor strike rate. Bertie Bob will probably need the experience and faces a tough task on debut.
Alphabetical Order 5-1 (11-5) Tracked winner, blundered 3rd, not fluent throughout, ridden before 2 out, lost 2nd run-in, 3rd of 4, well behind Gabrial The Great (11-12) at Perth 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Jul.
Bohemian Rhapsody (IRE) 5-4fav (11-0) Close up on outside, went handy 2nd 6th, led narrowly before 2 out, slight advantage when went left 2 out and last, stayed on to assert final 75 yards, won at Newton Abbot 2m 3f mdn hdl (5) gd in Jul beating Maxi Chop (11-0) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Hazzaat (IRE) 8-1 (10-13) Held up in last pair, headway in to 4th before 3 out, went modest 3rd and hit 2 out, one pace, 3rd of 9, 16l behind Alderbrook Lad (11-7) at Market Rasen 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Jul.
Bertie Bob 100-1 (9-13) Slowly away, in rear and pushed along, tailed off over 3f out, last of 11, well behind Requested (8-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Apr '13 (flat).