Bohemian Rhapsody attempts to follow up last week's victory at Chepstow under a penalty and should go well while On Stage looks to be on the upgrade and got off the mark at Warwick last month. But Bernard Llewellyn seems determined to take home this prize by saddling four of the seven runners. Taste The Wine and James Pollard are both fair dual-purpose performers but the 7lb Joey Haynes claims off STAG HILL may be crucial and the latter can bounce back from a narrow defeat over 1m2f here last time.
Bohemian Rhapsody (IRE) 10-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, led over 3f out, ridden clear over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Chepstow 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul beating Gabrial The Duke (9-4) by 2l, 13 ran.
Taste The Wine (IRE) 6-1 (9-8) In touch, switched right inside final 2f, weakened approaching final furlong, 6th of 13, 13l behind Bohemian Rhapsody (10-0) at Chepstow 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
James Pollard (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, soon pushed along, ridden and no impression 2f out, 8th of 13, 14l behind Bohemian Rhapsody (10-0) at Chepstow 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
Mister Fizz 12-1 (8-13) Led, headed over 4f out, soon ridden, bumped 2f out, one pace, 4th of 6, 4 1/2l behind Shirataki (9-2) at Newbury 1m 3f app hcp (5) gf in Jul.
On Stage Evensfav (9-2) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 3f out, edged right 2f out, led over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Warwick 1m 5f app hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul beating Youm Jamil (8-5) by 3 1/2l, 7 ran.
Stag Hill (IRE) 11-2 (9-8) Dwelt close up, ridden to lead over 2f out, headed well inside final furlong, 2nd of 9, nk behind Golden Jubilee (9-11) at Ffos Las 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul.
Bazart 14-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, weakened 4f out, last of 10, 28l behind Beneath (9-3) at Bath 1m 5f hcp 0-60 (6) fm in Sep.