Few stables have their runners in better form than Sir Mark Prescott right now so it is probably too early to be writing off Rock Relief after a below par effort at Kempton earlier this month but a better bet looks to be BAJAN PRIDE, who gets the verdict ahead of Applaude. Richard Guest's gelding won well at Hamilton recently but a 6lb penalty for that win makes this more difficult so he may have to settle for minor honours on this occasion. The Michael Mullineaux-trained Chicamia only won by a neck here last month so a 2lb rise for that win does not looks too hefty and he has to be considered as does Micky Hammond's Avitus, who was not beaten far by King's Counsel at Redcar at the beginning of the month. The vote though goes the way of Richard Fahey's Bajan Pride, who has been running consistently well in recent starts and he can go one better than at Newbury last month on his most recent start.
Supercast (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) Held up in touch, hard driven over 3f out, soon weakened, last of 12, 14l behind Danderek (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar.
I'm Frank 16-1 (9-0) Fly jumped start, slowly into stride, in rear, never nearer, 8th of 12, 11l behind Night Lily (9-1) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Wind Shuffle (GER) 10-1 (8-7) Led, headed over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 11, 9l behind Brushing (8-8) at Carlisle 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May.
Switched Off 40-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, behind and keen, never a factor, 11th of 15, 14l behind Huntingfortreasure (8-13) at Thirsk 1m mdn stks (5) gd in May.
Bajan Pride 4-1 (10-2) Led, headed narrowly over 5f out, regained lead 2f out, headed well inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 2nd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Mustajed (10-2) at Newbury 1m 2f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) gf in May.
Rock Relief (IRE) 9-4fav (9-4) Took keen hold in mid-division, rapid headway on wide outside to chase leaders 7f out, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 10th of 13, 7l behind Tilapia (9-1) at Kempton 1m 4f app hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Applaude 8-1 (8-10) Held up, headway and switched left over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Hamilton 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gf beating Saving Grace (8-10) by 3l, 9 ran.
Avitus 12-1 (8-7) Held uo towards rear, headway 3f out, went 2nd 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never able to reach unchallenged winner, 2nd of 10, 3l behind King's Counsel (8-4) at Redcar 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Chicamia 125-1 (7-13) Not much room soon after start, behind, not clear run on inside and switched left well over 3f out, not clear run over 2f out, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong to lead post, won at Carlisle 1m app hcp (6) gf in May beating Desert Hunter (8-8) by ns, 13 ran.
Noche de Reyes 9-1 (8-11) With leaders on outside, ridden 2f out, soon lost place, no impression final furlong, 5th of 10, 6l behind Celtic Step (9-2) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Dean Iarracht (IRE) 15-2 (8-3) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 5l behind Finsbury (8-13) at Carlisle 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May.
Star Addition 20-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, last of 5, 7l behind Caprio (9-10) at Hamilton 6f clm stks (6) gf.
Napoletano (ITY) 20-1 (8-12) In rear, pushed along over 4f out, never dangerous, 7th of 9, 35l behind Rosewin (8-7) at Catterick 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Aug.
Pitbull 28-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride, pulled hard, headway 8f out, led over 6f out, ridden and headed 3f out, weakened over 2f out, soon hung left, last of 6, 33l behind Sea Land (8-11) at Catterick 1m 4f 4yo sell stks (6) gf in May.