Silvanus has won his last two starts in similar company beating a subsequent winner at Pontefract last time but Fair Value is upped a grade having scored at Epsom last week. Cadeaux Pearl is another Epsom winner but that was back in April while Noverre To Go finished runner-up at Newmarket recently with Kingsgate Choice and R Woody behind. Cruise Tothelimit has won two of his last three starts including a convincing win at Haydock last time while Hamoody won this off a 5lb higher mark in 2010. The latter's stablemate FITZ FLYER is of more interest today, however, as this is a much easier task than he's faced so far this season and a repeat of last Saturday's close-up sixth to Barnet Fair at Ascot will see him go very close.
Fitz Flyer (IRE) 33-1 (8-5) Dwelt, held up towards rear, headway halfway, soon chasing leaders, never able to challenge, 6th of 18, 1 1/2l behind Barnet Fair (8-3) at Ascot 5f hcp (2) fm.
Silvanus (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Held up in touch, tracked leaders over 2f out, ridden to chase leader 1f out, kept on to lead last 100 yards, won at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-95 (3) sft beating Noodles Blue Boy (9-1) by 3/4l, 9 ran.
Fair Value (IRE) 9-2 (9-6) Hung left throughout, chased leader, led 2f out, driven clear final furlong, won at Epsom Downs 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf beating Ryan Style (8-8) by 1 3/4l, 8 ran.
The Thrill Is Gone 25-1 (9-4) Raced alone on stands rail, well on terms until ridden and hung left 2f out, weakened quickly soon after, 12th of 13, 11l behind Zero Money (9-7) at Haydock 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Sep.
Cadeaux Pearl 25-1 (8-11) In touch, headway over 2f out, led entering final furlong, soon ridden and pressed, held on well towards finish, won at Epsom Downs 5f hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Apr beating Taajub (9-3) by 1l, 14 ran.
Le Toreador 16-1 (9-11) Chased leaders, driven inside final 2f, weakened over 1f out, 13th of 15, 9l behind Jedward (9-2) at Newmarket 5f hcp 0-90 (3) sft.
Albany Rose (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 1f out, soon faded, 8th of 10, 8l behind Angels Will Fall (8-11) at Ayr 5f fll lst stks (1) gd in Jun.
Kingsgate Choice (IRE) 7-1 (9-8) Prominent, ridden to lead entering final furlong, soon headed, stayed on one pace, 4th of 9, 2 1/4l behind Steps (9-10) at Newmarket 5f hcp 0-95 (3) sft.
R Woody 10-1 (9-7) Tracked leader, pushed along halfway, ridden and every chance over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 6l behind Steps (9-10) at Newmarket 5f hcp 0-95 (3) sft.
Long Awaited (IRE) 10-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, ridden well over 1f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 15, 7l behind Jedward (9-2) at Newmarket 5f hcp 0-90 (3) sft.
Noverre To Go (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) In touch, headway over 1f f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, soon headed, kept on one pace, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Steps (9-10) at Newmarket 5f hcp 0-95 (3) sft.
Perfect Blossom 50-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, hard driven over 1f out, faded final furlong, 17th of 18, 10l behind Dancing Freddy (8-10) at York 5f hcp 105 (2) gf in May.
Crown Choice 20-1 (9-10) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 11, 9l behind Head Space (9-7) at Ayr 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jun.
Falasteen (IRE) 9-1 (9-5) Went left start, off the pace, outpaced when ridden and hung left from halfway, stayed on inside final furlong, went 4th towards finish, never going pace to threaten, 4th of 8, 5l behind Fair Value (9-6) at Epsom Downs 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Ganas (IRE) 13-2 (9-9) Led near side group of 5 and overall leader, ridden over 1f out, still in front entering final furlong, headed final 150 yards, lost 2 places close home, 4th of 14, 2 1/4l behind Jarrow (9-5) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Arctic Feeling (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, headway and switched left over 1f out, kept on to take 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 7l behind Elusive Prince (9-8) at Chester 6f hcp 0-90 (3) sft.
Hamoody (USA) 16-1 (8-12) Dwelt badly, in rear, ridden and hung left over 1f out, no impression, 9th of 12, 14l behind Silvanus (9-4) at Chester 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jun.
Volcanic Dust (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Dwelt and bumped start, outpaced in rear, stayed on inside final furlong, pressing for 4th, never going pace to get involved, 5th of 8, 5l behind Fair Value (9-6) at Epsom Downs 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Royal Bajan (USA) 7-2 (8-5) Stumbled soon after start, chased leaders, outpaced halfway, never able to challenge, 3rd of 5, 11l behind Taurus Twins (8-11) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Jun.
Invincible Lad (IRE) 28-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway over 1f out, not clear run and switched left inside final furlong, kept on, never dangerous, 7th of 11, 3l behind Best Be Careful (8-5) at Ascot 5f hcp 0-85 (4) fm.
Interakt 10-3fav (9-10) Prominent, led over 3f out, headed over 2f out, rallied and every chance over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 10, 9l behind Dream Catcher (8-11) at Windsor 6f app hcp (5) sft.
Valmina 7-1 (9-5) Led until over 3f out, soon under pressure, weakened over 2f out, 9th of 10, 10l behind Dream Catcher (8-11) at Windsor 6f app hcp (5) sft.
Bertoliver 12-1 (8-11) Goode speed to cross over and lead on rail, headed 2f out, no impression when lost 2nd and weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 6l behind Fair Value (9-6) at Epsom Downs 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Cruise Tothelimit (IRE) 9-4fav (8-11) With leader, led over 1f out, soon edged left and clear, kept on well, won at Haydock 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gs beating Macdillon (9-3) by 2l, 8 ran.
Desert Strike 15-2 (9-6) Made all, driven well over 1f out, stayed on strongly closing stages, won at Folkestone 6f sell stks (6) gf beating Efistorm (9-6) by 1 3/4l, 8 ran.
Time Medicean 11-1 (9-4) Dwelt, in rear, effort over 1f out, never dangerous, 7th of 9, 5l behind Rebecca Romero (8-11) at Bath 5f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.