HIGH STANDING has run well fresh in the past and we expect him to do the same today with High Curragh and Silaah in hot pursuit. The selection has been lightly raced over the last three years but has shown consistent form. His last five outings have seen him take three victories and two runner-up spots. He returns from an 11 month break today but has run very well fresh in the past and is capable of the same today. High Curragh was a winner at Ripon last time out. The six-year-old did just enough to end his long losing run on this return from a 159-day break. He was resuming from a career-low mark and while he has a four-pound penalty here, that may not stop him following up. Silaah is relaltively lightly-raced and he looks to be returning to his optimum trip.
Sundae 8-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride, took keen hold in early stages, behind, never going well after, well behind final 2f, last of 11, 14l behind Perfect Flight (8-10) at Goodwood 6f hcap (2) sft in Sep.
Brassini 25-1 (8-13) Raced wide in mid-division, came wide straight, soon ridden and struggling, last of 14, 14l behind Something (8-8) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Apr.
Victorian Bounty 14-1 (9-0) Always behind, outpaced final 2f, 9th of 10, 10l behind Mullein (9-0) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Apr.
Bel Cantor 11-1 (8-7) Led, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 7l behind Advanced (9-4) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-100 (2) fm in Apr.
Wyatt Earp (IRE) 40-1 (8-7) Prominent, weakened over 2f out, last of 21, 44l behind Invincible Force (8-7) at Doncaster 7f hcap (2) sft in Nov.
High Standing (USA) 11-8fav (9-0) Keen, tracked leaders, chased winner 1f out, soon ridden and no impression on winner, just held on to 2nd, 2nd of 8, 4l behind Bomber Command (9-7) at Great Leighs 1m hcp (3) pol in Jul.
Cape Vale (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 8th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Jaconet (9-1) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Apr.
Silaah 11-10fav (9-4) Raced keenly, tracked leader, ridden to lead narrowly over 1f out, hard pressed and headed well inside final furlong, lost 2nd final strides, 3rd of 9, 3/4l behind Obe Royal (8-11) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Apr.
Solar Spirit (IRE) 9-2 (9-2) With leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 10, 1/2l behind Moonage Daydream (7-13) at Redcar 6f 3yo hcp (4) gs in Aug.
High Curragh 8-1 (8-11) Led stands side group and overall leader, ridden well over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, rallied to lead again post, won at Ripon 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Apr beating Pavershooz (9-1) by ns, 16 ran.
Kiwi Bay 14-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, in touch stands side group, ridden halfway, soon weakened, 14th of 16, 12l behind High Curragh (8-11) at Ripon 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Apr.
Ingleby Arch (USA) 12-1 (9-1) Held up behind stands side group, never dangerous, 13th of 16, 9l behind High Curragh (8-11) at Ripon 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Apr.
Chartist 8-1 (9-1) Led and raced keen, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 4th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Excusez Moi (9-4) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Apr.
Imprimis Tagula (IRE) 7-4fav (9-0) Tracked leaders, led over 2f out, soon hard driven, strongly challenged approaching final furlong, kept on well, won at Southwell 6f clm stks (6) fbs in Apr beating Swinbrook (9-4) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.