Sunnyside Tom and STEVIE GEE come into this race in great form, after wins over course and distance so it should be close between the pair but we have marginal preference for the latter; Daawitza should also make the minors. The Alan Swinbank-trained selection looked impressive when trying a mile for the first time when last seen and responded really well to pressure to get the better of two rivals in a tight finish. Some of his best career form has come over 7f and he looks capable of following up on his most recent success over the shorter trip here. Fierce competition should come from the way of Sunnyside Tom who has won twice over course and distance so far this year. He won with ease when last seen but everything seemed to go in his favour. Things may be more difficult for the gelding now stepping down to a trip he struggles over but he should still be a strong rival to the selection. Daaweitza is on a fair mark and should make the money.
Stevie Gee (IRE) 20-1 (9-8) Mid-division, driven and headway on outside over 2f out, stayed on under pressure to lead inside final furlong, held on, won at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun beating Motafarred (9-0) by 1/2l, 15 ran.
Sunnyside Tom (IRE) 6-1 (9-9) Made all, ridden clear over 1f out, kept on well, won at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun beating Daaweitza (9-10) by 1 1/2l, 16 ran.
Daaweitza 11-2fav (9-10) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, went 2nd 1f out, ridden and kept on final furlong, not reached winner, 2nd of 16, 1 1/2l behind Sunnyside Tom (9-9) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Mount Hadley (USA) 2-1fav (9-0) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Last Three Minutes (9-4) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-80 (4) pol in May.
Major Magpie (IRE) 18-1 (9-6) Behind, ridden over 1f out, never able to challenge, 9th of 15, 5l behind Stevie Gee (9-8) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Middlemarch (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Towards rear, pushed along halfway, headway under pressure 2f out, staying on when not much room inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, 4th of 8, 2 1/2l behind Rosko (8-10) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jun.
Sparton Duke (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Towards rear, ridden over 1f out, never on terms, 9th of 13, 12l behind Emirates Sports (9-4) at Kempton 1m Handicap (0-85) (3yo+) (4) pol.
Tilos Gem (IRE) 11-4fav (8-11) Soon led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 8, 10l behind Marajaa (9-7) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Intersky Charm (USA) 11-1 (9-1) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, headway under pressure over 1f out, kept on final furlong, no impression, 5th of 16, 4 1/2l behind Sunnyside Tom (9-9) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Call of Duty (IRE) 50-1 (9-7) Towards rear, ridden over 3f out, kept on final furlong, 7th of 18, 9l behind Montiboli (8-13) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Jun.
Pitbull 33-1 (9-1) Slowly away and always in rear, 12th of 13, 19l behind Agilete (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar.
Forzarzi (IRE) 14-1 (8-8) Dwelt, in rear, ridden over 3f out, stayed on final furlong, 5th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Intersky Charm (8-11) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.