Absa Lutte is only 2lb higher than when dead-heating at Nottingham two weeks ago but is possibly better over the minimum nowadays. Red Roar's best form is also over 5f and Kingswinford makes more appeal. He is back on a winning mark and has been in decent form this year, albeit over 7f. Sir Nod wouldn't be without a chance on his best form and could be the danger to NOT MY CHOICE. John Egan gets on particularly well with the six-year-old and has partnered him to four of his five career wins. He makes more appeal than plater Orpenindeed and Itsthursdayalready, who is 5lb higher than when successful at Southwell.
Orpenindeed (IRE) 3-1 (9-7) Awkward and went down leaving stalls, behind, switched left inside final 2f, kept on inside final furlong, not recover, 7th of 12, 7l behind Kylladdie (9-5) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) std.
Kingswinford (IRE) 11-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace, 4th of 9, 5l behind April Fool (9-3) at Warwick 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Arabian Pearl (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Raced alone stands side, outpaced 3f out, behind final 2f, last of 19, 30l behind Clumber Place (8-7) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Oct.
Captain Scooby 8-1 (9-6) Towards rear and pushed along, headway over 2f out, not much room over 1f out ridden and kept on inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 3l behind Highland Warrior (9-2) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Sir Nod 11-1 (9-7) Raced far side, effort and ridden 2f out, ridden and close up over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 16, 9l behind River Falcon (9-5) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Not My Choice (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Led at strong pace, ridden 2f out, headed well over 1f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 12, 11l behind Cavitie (8-13) at Wolverhampton 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Absa Lutte (IRE) 11-2 (8-13) Slightly awkward start, headway 3f out, ridden over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, rider dropped whip inside final 100 yards, joined winner on post, won at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf deadheating with Bilash (8-12), 8 ran.
Red Roar (IRE) 10-3fav (9-7) Tracked leaders in center, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 5l behind Foreign Rhythm (8-11) at Newcastle 5f fll hcp (5) gf.
Grand Stitch (USA) 12-1 (8-3) Mid-division, weakened halfway, 13th of 15, 6l behind Oldjoesaid (9-6) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Apr.
Schoolboy Champ 12-1 (8-9) Always behind, 10th of 11, 9l behind Sharp Shoes (8-1) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Itsthursdayalready 11-4fav (9-2) In touch, headway to lead over 1f out, ridden out, won at Southwell 6f hcp (0-55) (6) fbs beating Kheley (8-12) by 4l, 9 ran.