Veteran South Cape is back in the right grade and capable of a bold showing as he goes well on turning tracks. Fire King is starting to look very well handicapped and has a good record here while both Hawk Moth and Byrd In Hand have claims at the weights, though neither impressed last time. Duke Of Destiny must go on the short-list as he rarely runs a bad race but may be forced to play second fiddle again behind PAPHOS. Formerly with Charlie Hills, the six-year-old ran his best race so far for David Evans over course and distance 12 days ago and can go one better in this.
Duke Of Destiny (IRE) Evensfav (9-7) Held up towards rear, headway when not much room over 1f out, went 2nd towards finish, ran on, not able to reach winner, 2nd of 13, 1 1/2l behind Shahrazad (8-12) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in May.
Paphos 8-1 (9-7) Led at decent pace, ridden and headed 2f out, chased winner, rallied inside final furlong, just held, 2nd of 7, hd behind Aqua Ardens (9-6) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) fm.
Aciano (IRE) 8-1 (10-0) Dwelt, soon in touch, pushed along over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 13, 10l behind The Mongoose (9-8) at Salisbury 7f ldy hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May.
Stormbound (IRE) 10-1 (8-11) Held up towards rear, moderate effort on inside over 1f out, plugged on inside final furlong, never involved, 9th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Sir Mike (9-6) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in May.
South Cape 12-1 (8-6) Slowly into stride, mid-division, headway over 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 5th of 17, 4l behind Intomist (8-11) at Salisbury 7f app hcp 0-70 (5) gs in May.
Fire King 33-1 (9-0) Awkward leaving stalls, held up in rear, struggling over 2f out, 9th of 12, 16l behind Emman Bee (9-3) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Hawk Moth (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 8th of 10, 17l behind Darnathean (9-5) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Byrd In Hand (IRE) 8-1 (10-0) Held up mid-division, lost place and towards rear over 5f out, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 12th of 14, 14l behind Balmoral Castle (9-12) at Goodwood 1m 1f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) gd in May.
Sangrail 66-1 (8-6) Led early, chased clear leading pair until over 5f out, soon lost place, weakened over 3f out, 6th of 7, 40l behind Discovery Bay (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 4f App sell stks (6) pol in Feb.
Sextons House (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Slowly away, soon tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, last of 6, 11l behind Abhaath (9-10) at Lingfield 1m sell stks (6) pol.
Plus Fours (USA) 3-1fav (8-7) Tracked leaders, reminders 5f out, outpaced halfway, behind final 3f, last of 8, 41l behind Just Five (8-6) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in May.