Shifting Star was the shock winner of this last year but hasn't won again in 17 starts. He's 9lb lower in the weights and has a 7lb claimer on board so another surprise is possible. ROYAL REYAH started off in good form at this time last year but then disappointed. He's been gelded and reappeared with an impressive victory at Warwick so should be capable of even better and is taken to complete the double. Polar Kite has obviously benefited from a change of scenery as he's been in fine form since joining Sean Curran and he's won off higher marks than this in the past. Take A Note completed a hat-trick last summer but hasn't been seen since September and Good Authority looks more of a threat after a fine effort over a mile at Ascot where he was narrowly beaten into third.
Balty Boys (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Prominent, ridden over 4f out, soon lost place, well beaten over 2f out, 9th of 10, 17l behind Captain Bertie (8-12) at Chester 1m hcp 0-105 (2) gs.
Harrison George (IRE) 20-1 (8-7) Prominent, effort over 1f out, gradually weakened, 5th of 16, 2 3/4l behind Hallelujah (9-2) at Newbury 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gf.
Polar Kite (IRE) 7-1 (8-13) Travelled well in mid-division, closed from 3f out, ridden to chase winner inside final furlong, stayed on, not able to challenge, 2nd of 14, 1l behind Dr Red Eye (9-3) at Chester 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Corporal Maddox 16-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, driven and headway over 2f out, never on terms, 4th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Boots And Spurs (9-0) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-95 (3) sft.
Emkanaat 15-2 (8-12) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 5l behind Alraased (9-4) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
Accession (IRE) 9-2fav (8-9) Slowly into stride, soon pushed along to chase leaders on inside, ridden well over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 13, 7l behind George Guru (8-10) at Goodwood 7f hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
Good Authority (IRE) 25-1 (9-4) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden and every chance from over 1f out, not quicken near finish, 3rd of 18, 3/4l behind Rockalong (9-6) at Ascot 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Bravo Echo 16-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, ridden and edged right over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, no impression towards finish, 10th of 15, 3l behind Yeeoow (9-2) at Ascot 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Forceful Appeal (USA) 8-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway 3f out, ridden over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, held on, won at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Apr beating Jack Of Diamonds (9-7) by shd, 11 ran.
Magic City (IRE) 10-3 (9-5) Held up in rear, pushed along and some headway over 1f out, never a factor, 6th of 8, 11l behind Music In The Rain (9-1) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Apr.
Rocky Reef 33-1 (9-5) Always in rear, 15th of 18, 20l behind Rockalong (9-6) at Ascot 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Royal Reyah 9-2fav (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, led inside final furlong, driven out, won at Warwick 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Apr beating Divine Call (9-4) by 2 3/4l, 10 ran.
Shamahan 14-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, driven to challenge over 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 4th of 12, 3l behind Seeking Magic (9-6) at Leicester 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Apr.
Take A Note 11-4 (9-1) Tracked leaders, outpaced halfway, headway over 1f out, kept on well, never reached winner, 2nd of 4, 4 1/2l behind Centrifugal (9-0) at Folkestone 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Sep.
Flexible Flyer 10-3 (9-0) Started slowly, switched right to near side rail,took keen hold and well off the pace, headway inside final 2f, no impression on leaders final furlong, 5th of 10, 7l behind Nocturn (9-7) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Shifting Star (IRE) 33-1 (8-13) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 6th of 11, 10l behind Great Expectations (8-9) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.