None of these are proven over the distance. KIRKMAN was well beaten at Southwell despite finishing runner-up last time and is better judged on his earlier second over 1m6f at Redcar. He's just preferred to Telegraphy, a close-up fourth over 1m4f here before disappointing at Lingfield. It's hard to make a case for any of the remainder though the likes of My Escapade and Pindora are less exposed than most and may improve for the longer trip.
Kirkman (IRE) 3-1 (9-0) Led 1f, chased winner, outpaced 3f out, 2nd of 6, 18l behind Dino Mite (8-9) at Southwell 1m 4f mdn auc stks (6) fbs in Jun.
Telegraphy (USA) 3-1fav (9-7) In rear, ridden 3f out, never on terms, 6th of 9, 8l behind Windshield (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Acquaint (IRE) 10-1 (9-1) Keen tracked leaders, ridden when weakened over 2f out, 8th of 9, 19l behind Windshield (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
My Escapade (IRE) 66-1 (8-9) Chased leaders in 4th, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 8, 13l behind Wee Frankie (9-0) at Hamilton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) gs in May.
Kaizen Factor 14-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, under pressure when hampered over 3f out, soon lost place, eased well over 1f out, last of 5, 41l behind Kashmiri Sunset (9-7) at Chepstow 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) sft in May.
Bentons Lad 7-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, outpaced 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 11, 17l behind Blue Talisman (8-10) at Redcar 1m 6f 3yo mdn hcp 0-65 (6) gs in May.
Pindora (GER) 25-1 (8-10) Awkward leaving stalls, in rear, plugged on past beaten horses inside final furlong, never a factor, 8th of 10, 10l behind King Calypso (8-2) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
To Begin 28-1 (8-2) Chased leader, ridden and lost 2nd 3f out, weakened 2f out, eased over 1f out, 10th of 13, 48l behind Craggaknock (9-1) at Pontefract 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Major Rowan 50-1 (9-0) Ridden briefly start, tracked leaders, took keen hold, lost place over 3f out, 4th of 8, 22l behind Rocket Ship (9-0) at Catterick 1m 4f mdn auc stks (5) gf.
Little Bruv 33-1 (7-11) Held up mid-division, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 11, 14l behind Deauville Dancer (9-2) at Nottingham 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
No Second Thoughts (IRE) 100-1 (7-11) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 7, 17l behind Frederic Chopin (9-1) at Yarmouth 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.