Most of these look capable of picking up a run-of-the-mill maiden so this is no easy start for punters. We've come down in favour of BASTION, who showed much improved form to chase home Mayaseem over 6f at Pontefract last time and will be suited by the extra furlong. Paradise Watch, third on debut at Lingfield, is respected and Tawtheeq was only a length-and-a-half behind subsequent winner Plover when third at Newbury in May. Godolphin run Gold Hunter and Life Partner but the former returns following a lengthy break and the latter is making his debut, as are Cruising Along and Snap Music.
Bastion (USA) 5-2 (9-0) Dwelt, took keen hold and soon tracked leaders, went 3rd on inside over 1f out, soon ridden, went 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Mayaasem (9-0) at Pontefract 6f mdn stks (5) gd in Apr.
Cruising Along Byron gelding out of Rosapenna.
Gold Hunter (IRE) 3-1 (9-3) With leaders, ridden to challenge and every chance over 1f out until inside final furlong, no impression with front pair final 110 yards, 3rd of 12, 5l behind Windhoek (9-3) at Nottingham 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in May '12.
Life Partner (IRE) Cape Cross colt out of Miss Intimate.
Paradise Watch 5-1 (9-2) Went left start, took keen hold in mid-division, switched left and headway over 1f out, chased leaders inside final furlong, stayed on well, 3rd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Evident (9-5) at Lingfield 7f 3yo mdn (5) gs in Jun.
Tawtheeq (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) In touch, headway over 3f out, every chance over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 11, 2 1/4l behind Prince Of Arabia (9-5) at Newbury 7f 3yo mdn (4) gf in May.
Snap Music (USA) Mutakddim filly out of Rapper.