There's plenty with claims in a wide-open affair. Piceno never looked like holding the winner when runner-up over a mile here last time but finished ahead of Gatepost, Swift Cedar and POWERFUL PRESENCE. But the latter was drawn widest of 14 runners on that occasion and may well turn the tables back over 7f in this smaller field. Caramack also has a shout after suffering a narrow-margin defeat at Chepstow and Pashan Garh is preferred to Ralphy Boy and Sheikh The Reins with latter pair upped in class.
Powerful Presence (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 7th of 14, 8l behind Dubai Dynamo (9-9) at Chester 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Tidentime (USA) 7-1 (9-1) Well off the pace towards rear, good headway on outside over 1f out, chased leaders inside final furlong, led well inside final furlong, headed and not pace of winner final strides, 2nd of 12, hd behind Amadeus Wolfe Tone (9-4) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Gatepost (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Mid-division, under pressure over 2f out, never nearer, 6th of 14, 6l behind Dubai Dynamo (9-9) at Chester 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Piceno (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Set strong pace, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 14, 2l behind Dubai Dynamo (9-9) at Chester 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Dr Red Eye 12-1 (8-13) Led early, chased leader, ridden over 1f out, soon led, headed inside final furlong, soon weakened, 10th of 14, 7l behind Conry (8-12) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-90 (3) sft in May.
Caramack 7-2fav (9-4) Chased leaders, went 2nd halfway, ridden to challenge over 1f out, every chance throughout final furlong, just failed, 2nd of 8, shd behind Bountybeamadam (9-2) at Chepstow 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Swift Cedar (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) In rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on well, nearest finish, 4th of 14, 2 1/4l behind Dubai Dynamo (9-9) at Chester 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Ralphy Boy (IRE) 10-1 (9-6) Tracked leader, effort 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, no extra in 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 10, 2l behind Sir Guy Porteous (9-2) at Hamilton 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Sheikh The Reins (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden to close over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, led close home, won at Kempton 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol beating Global Leader (9-1) by hd, 13 ran.
Pashan Garh 6-1 (8-11) Led, edged left over 1f out, kept on and caught post, 2nd of 8, shd behind Can't Change It (8-10) at Chepstow 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.