The three-year-old FAT GARY showed his best form on testing ground at this time a year ago but bounced back on the Polytrack last time and still looks well enough treated to take this. Italian Tom hasn't won since last summer but this is his favoured surface and he was only just touched off at Yarmouth last week. Expect another big effort from him and also from Sylvia Pankhurst, who likes it around here. Sunny Side Up is reasonably treated though all of his Turf victories have come on fast ground while Noodles Blue Boy appears to favour the minimum trip.
Son Du Silence (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Held up mid-division stand side, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on same pace, 7th of stand side group, 8th of 24, 2 1/4l behind Hazelrigg (8-9) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Sep.
Noodles Blue Boy 33-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, no impression, 5th of 15, 4l behind Cheveton (9-0) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy.
Fat Gary 9-4fav (9-6) Soon led, ridden and headed inside final furlong, rallied inside final furlong, regained lead near finish, won at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol beating Bogsnog (8-12) by hd, 10 ran.
Sylvia Pankhurst (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Towards rear, pushed along 3f out, outpaced over 2f out, 7th of 12, 6l behind Shafaani (9-6) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Majestic Manannan (IRE) 6-1 (9-6) Led, headed over 3f out, lost place over 2f out, eased, last of 13, 32l behind Master Bond (9-5) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sep.
Italian Tom (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) In rear, headway on outer from 2f out, ridden and every chance entering final furlong, just held, 2nd of 11, shd behind Chooseday (9-7) at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
The Nifty Fox 14-1 (9-5) In touch, ridden 2f out, no impression, 7th of 13, 2l behind Layla's Oasis (8-10) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Meandmyshadow 12-1 (9-3) Raced alone on near side and on terms with main group, ridden over 2f out, hung left to main group over 1f out, kept on same pace into 4th final 110 yards, 4th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Tajneed (9-4) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Sunny Side Up (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Led, headed 2f out, chased winner, kept on same pace and no impression final furlong, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 9, 2l behind Keep It Dark (8-10) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Kuanyao (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 10, 10l behind Compton Heights (8-10) at Ayr 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.