Rockme Cockney led for most of the way when scoring at Warwick last time and similar tactics look likely to be employed from her inside draw. However, she could end up providing a good lead for a couple of others drawn low and VIKING WARRIOR is one of those. Last month's Catterick winner is only 3lb higher today and this is less competitive than the races he's been contesting of late. Michael Dods' charge is preferred to Steel Stockholder, who should also be thereabouts with a repeat of his recent win at Thirsk, while the likes of Ocean Legend, Homeboy and Ferdy are others with claims occupying the higher stall numbers.
Viking Warrior (IRE) 15-2 (9-4) Slowly into stride, soon recovered to press leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, 11th of 14, 11l behind Hayek (8-8) at Chester 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Legal Eagle (IRE) 40-1 (8-13) In rear, hampered over 1f out, never in contention, 7th of 12, 11l behind Silvanus (9-4) at Chester 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jun.
Ocean Legend (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Took keen hold, chased leaders, driven and kept on inside final furlong, went 2nd final strides, 2nd of 15, 2 1/4l behind Woolston Ferry (9-2) at Bath 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Jun.
Steel Stockholder 22-1 (8-9) Close up, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 11, 23l behind Eastward Ho (8-8) at Doncaster 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Powerful Pierre 12-1 (9-9) Slowly into stride, mid-division, headway over 2f out, never on terms, 5th of 12, 7l behind Pitkin (9-5) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Day Of The Eagle (IRE) 33-1 (8-10) In rear, headway and switched left entering final 2f, stayed on to go 4th inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 10, 5l behind Ingleby Exceed (9-3) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Jun.
Chalk And Cheese (USA) 33-1 (9-4) Dwelt, pulled hard, tracked leaders, quickly weakened over 2f out, last of 13, 31l behind Daruband (10-0) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Hoppy's Flyer (FR) 8-1 (9-9) Always towards rear, never on terms, 6th of 9, 6l behind Viking Warrior (9-10) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Jun.
Homeboy (IRE) 9-1 (8-13) Pulled hard in rear, switched sharply left to outside 4f out, headway over 2f out, challenging 2f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, strong run close home, just held, 2nd of 12, hd behind Eager To Bow (9-11) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Theresnoneedfordat (IRE) 33-1 (9-6) Prominent, weakened over 2f out, last of 17, 42l behind Lolita Lebron (9-2) at Chester 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Methaaly (IRE) 33-1 (8-8) Held up in mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 14, 10l behind Hayek (8-8) at Chester 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Pinball (IRE) 9-1 (9-4) In rear, effort over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 6th of 9, 9l behind Tuibama (8-7) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Jun.
Rockme Cockney 10-3fav (9-1) Made all, ridden over 1f out, soon edged right and strongly pressed, held on well, won at Warwick 7f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Jun beating Marah Music (9-4) by nk, 9 ran.
Ferdy (IRE) 50-1 (7-13) Tracked leaders, went 2nd well over 1f out, edged left entering final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 17, 1/2l behind Lolita Lebron (9-2) at Chester 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.