WAKING WARRIOR has got the number one box and wasn't beaten that far by the winner at Ascot last time, despite finishing nearer last than first. He also ran with credit behind Noodles Blue Boy the time before in a large-field sprint at Thirsk and can take advantage of what appears an easier opening. Crew Cut's consistency should see him play a part at this level, while Legal Eagle showed a little more dash last time behind Almaty Express at Wolverhampton. Green Park's best days are behind him but he didn't go too badly in selling grade last time and a similar run would put him in the mix along with Whipphound and Absa Lutte.
Legal Eagle (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Off the pace towards rear, headway over 1f out, ridden and hung left inside final furlong, ran on, unable to reach leading duo, 3rd of 10, 3/4l behind Almaty Express (9-5) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Waking Warrior 7-1 (8-13) Took keen hold, chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 12, 7l behind Italian Tom (8-7) at Ascot 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
Crew Cut (IRE) 4-1fav (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden and edged left over 1f out, soon not much room, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Showboating (9-1) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Green Park (IRE) 3-1 (9-1) With leaders, led 2f out, soon ridden, kept on until headed and no extra towards finish, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Go Go Green (9-11) at Thirsk 6f sell stks (6) sft.
One Way Or Another (AUS) 14-1 (8-13) Raced very wide until crossed over to lead 6f out, set strong pace, ridden and headed 3f out, hung right on bend and weakened over 2f out, behind and ran very wide on home turn, 9th of 10, 20l behind Smalljohn (8-11) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Deliberation (IRE) 66-1 (9-1) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 15th of 18, 14l behind Italian Tom (9-0) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Absa Lutte (IRE) 33-1 (9-6) In rear, pushed along 3f out, ridden and headway entering final furlong, kept on same pace, 5th of 10, 7l behind Dispol Grand (8-10) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Jack Smudge 25-1 (9-1) Mid-division, pushed along halfway, soon eased, pulled up inside final furlong, in a race won by Cool In The Shade (9-0) at Nottingham 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Oct, 14 ran.
Vizean (IRE) 13-2 (8-13) Led, ridden over 2f out, soon headed, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 13, 9l behind Dancing Welcome (8-7) at Doncaster 6f fll hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in Apr.
Whipphound 10-1 (8-13) Mid-division, pushed along halfway, headway over 1f out, stayed on to 3rd closing stages, no impression, 3rd of 16, 2 1/4l behind Valmina (8-11) at Bath 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Rutterkin (USA) 12-1 (9-3) Always towards rear, struggling halfway, 9th of 13, 6l behind Haadeeth (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f app hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Spanish Acclaim 16-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, lost place over 2f out, soon behind, last of 15, 48l behind Half A Crown (8-6) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Apr.