Royal Connoisseur went close again over 6f at Doncaster last week. But he's had plenty of chances and AL SENAD is just preferred. The latter has spoilt his chances by refusing to settle in races over 6f so this shorter distance may suit him better. Procurer was well beaten despite finishing runner-up at Redcar, although he did show plenty of early pace, while Blaze It has a better draw than Sorry Saeed and could prove best of the rest.
Al Senad 10-3 (9-5) Keen held up in touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Jacob's Pillow (9-5) at Yarmouth 6f mdn stks (5) gf in Jun.
Kalani's Diamond 66-1 (9-11) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 13th of 15, 33l behind Cool Music (9-4) at Redcar 7f 3yo fll stks (5) gf in May.
Linda's Sister 8-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden over 1f out, no extra and lost 3rd place inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 4l behind Sleeping Apache (9-9) at Redcar 6f mdn auc stks (5) gf in Jun.
Patron of Explores (USA) 66-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened 2f out, 9th of 12, 18l behind Wilde Inspiration (9-5) at Newcastle 7f 3yo mdn (5) sft in May.
Poco Piccolo 33-1 (8-11) In touch, pushed along after 2f, weakened 2f out, last of 5, 23l behind Red Primo (9-0) at Southwell 6f 3yo stks 0-65 (6) fbs in Apr.
Procurer (FR) 25-1 (8-12) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, no chance with easy winner final furlong, 2nd of 5, 10l behind Naggers (9-5) at Redcar 6f 3yo mdn aut (5) gs in May.
Royal Connoisseur (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) Mid-division, headway inside final 2f, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to lead inside final furlong, headed and no extra final 50 yards, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Makhfar (9-5) at Doncaster 6f mdn stks (5) gf in Jun.
Blaze It 7-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, switched left to outside halfway, went 2nd over 1f out, no chance with winner, lost 2nd inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 5l behind Zac Brown (9-3) at Thirsk 5f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf in Jun.
Kaytom 66-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, pushed along halfway, kept on same pace final furlong, 8th of 9, 5l behind Sleeping Apache (9-9) at Redcar 6f mdn auc stks (5) gf in Jun.
Parisian Melody 11-1 (8-12) Fly-jumped leaving stalls, behind, modest 4th final 100 yards, 4th of 5, 8l behind Zac Brown (9-3) at Thirsk 5f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf in Jun.
Sorry Saeed 6-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, soon hung left, kept on well under pressure closing stages, never able to challenge, 3rd of 10, 5l behind Desert Ranger (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f mdn stks (5) pol in Feb.