Mac's Power is a generally consistent sort and can be expected to put in another good run here whilst Tudor Prince may be worth some value each-way if showing the pick of his ability but our preference is for KINGSWINFORD who held on all out last time to win. The selection beat the Richard Hannon trained Orchard Supreme in his last appearance at Salisbury and will need that kind of battling effort to hold off the competition in this contest. Tudor Prince was a very respectable third on reappearance after a break earlier this month at Warwick and if showing a bit more could challenge. Mac's Power has also been gradually improving so far this year and on the pick of his all-weather efforts has to be respected. Imperial Djay has been in a rich vein of form over the past month with two wins and two seconds. Off a similar mark again today and with the jockey having had winning experience on the Ruth Carr gelding already this year, he is another contender. In a tight to call race we give our vote to Kingswinford with Tudor Prince holding decent each-way prospects.
Thunderball 12-1 (9-4) Led, ridden and headed well over 1f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 13, 10l behind Major Phil (9-2) at Doncaster 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Mac's Power (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Mid-division on inside, smooth headway on outside over 2f out, led well over 1f out, 3 lengths ahead 1f out, driven inside final furlong, weakened and headed final 50 yards, 2nd of 13, 3/4l behind Major Phil (9-2) at Doncaster 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Kingswinford (IRE) 11-4fav (9-6) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, led well over 1f out, kept on, won at Salisbury 7f clm stks (5) gd beating Orchard Supreme (9-12) by nk, 12 ran.
Standpoint 16-1 (9-1) Led and set strong gallop, ridden and headed over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 4th of 9, 1 3/4l behind Man Of Action (9-2) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Poppet's Lovein 7-1 (9-4) In rear, ridden 2f out, never on terms, 6th of 8, 11l behind Arabian Pearl (8-9) at Leicester 7f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May.
Toto Skyllachy 20-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, pushed along 4f out, raced stands side from over 2f out, not much room and switched right 2f out, never dangerous, 11th of 15, 11l behind Ailsa Craig (9-3) at Carlisle 1m hcap (4) gf.
Legal Legacy 11-2 (9-1) In rear, ridden 2f out, kept on final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 10, 7l behind Tagseed (9-4) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May.
Imperial Djay (IRE) 9-4fav (8-2) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, hung left and chased winner over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 2nd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Celtic Sultan (9-6) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Tudor Prince (IRE) 16-1 (10-0) Always prominent, ridden over 1f out, soon not much room briefly, ran on inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 1l behind Piccolo Express (8-9) at Warwick 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Toby Tyler 14-1 (9-9) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, unseated rider 5f out, in a race won by Silly Gilly (8-9) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd, 14 ran.
Chambers (IRE) 40-1 (9-6) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Ellies Image (8-11) at Catterick 7f mdn stks 0-65 (6) gf in May.