Sylas Ings makes appeal on both of his two runs but the 100-day absence and first time tongue-tie temper enthusiasm, so we'll give another chance to NOONENOSE. William Knight's colt surely isn't going to live up to his Dewhurst entry, indeed he's currently rated 85, but that standard is a reasonable one in the context of this race. He does shape as though a mile would help but rain-softened ground will place a greater emphasis on stamina and he should cope with conditions. Aciano tries blinkers for the first time and they could enable improvement which is required from this 78-rated sort, but he looked in need of quicker ground when fourth at Newmarket. With that in mind the biggest threat to our selection may be Winged Valkyrie, a half-sister to the smart Sent From Heaven who flew home when finally getting the hang of things on her debut at Kempton. John Biscuit looks the best newcomer on paper and market support should be noted.
Aciano (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, edged right over 1f out, stayed on, 4th of 17, 4l behind Diamond Penny (9-3) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gs.
City Legend 6-1 (9-3) Chased leaders stands side, ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, no impression, 7th of 16, 9l behind No Poppy (8-12) at Ripon 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd.
Investment World (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, raced stands side, outpaced, never a factor, last of 10, 50l behind Zenella (8-7) at Ripon 6f 2yo mdn aut (4) gs.
John Biscuit (IRE) Hawk Wing colt out of Princess Magdalena.
Noonenose 4-1 (9-3) Chased leading pair, ridden inside final 2f, stayed on inside final furlong, went 2nd final 75 yards, no impression on winner, 2nd of 14, 2l behind Cai Shen (9-3) at Sandown 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf.
Oetzi 50-1 (9-0) Raced wide intouch, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 8, 10l behind Jehanbux (9-3) at Sandown 1m 2yo mdn (5) gf.
Rowan Ridge 22-1 (9-3) Towards rear, pushed along halfway, struggling over 2f out, soon behind, 10th of 11, 12l behind Dozy Joe (9-0) at Ffos Las 6f 2yo mdn (4) gs in Jul.
Sylas Ings 8-1 (9-3) Led until over 2f out, rallied under pressure inside final furlong, stayed on, 3rd of 13, 5l behind Avonmore Star (9-3) at Goodwood 6f 2yo mdn (4) gd in May.
Torun City 33-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, last pair, headway on outside over 2f out, edged right entering final 2f, soon 3rd and no impression on leading duo, 3rd of 8, 5l behind Mr Perceptive (9-3) at Sandown 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd.
Valley Tiger Tiger Hill colt out of Nantyglo.
Barathea Dancer (IRE) 33-1 (8-7) In touch, effort and pushed along over 2f out, ridden one pace and no impression over 1f out, 7th of 17, 9l behind Waiter's Dream (9-3) at Newbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Jul.
Winged Valkyrie (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, mid division, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 5l behind Ragsah (9-0) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn fll (4) pol.