Imperial Djay and PINTURA look set lock horns once again. The former reversed earlier form at this track when finding the gaps at the right time to score here a fortnight ago with the latter back in fourth. He'll need things to fall his way again, however, and David Simcock's charge can come out best this time with course specialist Franny Norton taking over the reins. The selection's owner is also represented by Kyllachy Star, who has a bit to find with both the above and Meydan winner Rakaan, who hasn't raced since last June. Clockmaker returned to form with a second at Catterick last time and will be sited by this track with Van Ellis and Orpsie Boy others to consider.
Rakaan (IRE) 12-1 (9-6) Held up in rear in centre group, ridden and some headway 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 22nd of 25, well behind Manassas (9-0) at Royal Ascot 7f hcp 105 (2) sft in Jun '11.
Pintura 10-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, effort and every chance inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 4th of 10, 1 3/4l behind Imperial Djay (8-7) at Chester 7f hcp 0-105 (2) gf in May.
Imperial Djay (IRE) 9-1 (8-7) Slowly away in rear, headway entering final furlong, ridden and ran on to lead near finish, won going away, won at Chester 7f hcp 0-105 (2) gf in May beating Louis The Pious (8-12) by 1l, 10 ran.
Dubai Dynamo 4-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 6, 4l behind Rodrigo De Torres (9-1) at Nottingham 1m cond Stakes (2) gs.
Osteopathic Remedy (IRE) 7-2fav (8-12) Chased leaders, effort over 2f our, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 10l behind Dubai Dynamo (8-7) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-105 (2) gs in May.
Kyllachy Star 4-1 (9-4) In touch, ridden over 2f out, headway approaching final furlong, kept on one pace, 4th of 9, 2l behind Pintura (9-5) at Chester 1m hcp 0-105 (2) sft in May.
Clockmaker (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders and keen, ridden inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 12, 1/2l behind Powerful Presence (9-6) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Viva Ronaldo (IRE) 5-1 (8-8) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, kept on towards finish, never nearer, 6th of 10, 5l behind Imperial Djay (8-7) at Chester 7f hcp 0-105 (2) gf in May.
Orpsie Boy (IRE) 17-2 (9-6) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 4th of 12, 2l behind Powerful Presence (9-6) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Obligada (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden and no extra entering straight, last of 14, 13l behind Clinical (9-3) at Dundalk 1m flls lst stks (1) pol in Nov.
Van Ellis 8-1 (9-7) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, no impression towards finish, 2nd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Laffan (8-11) at Epsom Downs 7f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
Pravda Street 16-1 (8-3) Raced centre, prominent, led centre group over 2f out, until well inside final furlong, ran on but no chance with leaders far side, 7th of 24, 4 1/2l behind Global Village (8-5) at Ascot 7f hcp (2) sft in May.
One Scoop Or Two 14-1 (9-6) Always in rear, weakened over 2f out, last of 13, 41l behind Viva Ronaldo (9-6) at Chester 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in May.
Cravat 10-1 (9-5) Towards rear, ridden over 3f out, headway over 1f out, no impression, 6th of 13, 6l behind Hamza (9-3) at Haydock 7f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) fm in May.