FLOOR SHOW is given the vote to land himself back in the winners enclosure, while both Sunshine Always and Hail Promenader are in good order at present and are worth noting. The selection scored on his final start as a two-year-old last season and started the new campaign in fine form when winning at Newcastle back in April. He was unable to follow up at Doncaster on his latest start but ran with great credit in defeat when settling for second place. He has been raised a further three pounds for his recent run but he still looks the class act in the race and is if at his best he looks sure to go close. Sunshine Always won on his debut at Wolverhampton last month and ran a little green in the process. This race looks a lot tougher but he is sure to come on for race experience and any market moves should be noted. Hail Promenader won on his final start as a two year old but although he has not totally discredited himself in two outings this season he has never looked like winning and should be treated with some caution as a result. Floor Show looks the most improving horse in the field and is the preferred choice.
Big Apple Boy (IRE) 11-2 (9-4) In touch, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 6th of 8, 7l behind Silver Games (9-3) at Newcastle 1m 3yo hcp 0-90 (4) gf in May.
Floor Show 8-1 (8-13) Held up, headway 2f out, driven to lead over 1f out, headed and no extra close home, 2nd of 13, nk behind Magaling (9-4) at Doncaster 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in May.
Doric Echo 14-1 (9-3) Held up, ridden along over 2f, driven and one pace final furlong, 5th of 15, 5l behind Harry Patch (9-0) at Doncaster 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Nov.
Hail Promenader (IRE) 5-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, one pace, 6th of 11, 1l behind Dalradian (9-4) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in May.
Sunshine Always (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, switched right and smooth headway well over 1f out, quickened to lead inside final furlong, soon clear, readily, won at Wolverhampton 7f mdn stks (5) pol in May beating Expressive (8-4) by 4l, 12 ran.
Richo 8-1 (9-0) Prominent, reminders 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 10, 13l behind Secret Society (9-4) at Thirsk 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) fm.
Deadly Encounter (IRE) 40-1 (9-4) Steadied at start and switched left, held up in rear, headway 2f out and stayed on final furlong, 5th of 13, 4l behind Arrivederla (9-2) at Haydock 7f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in May.
Foreign Investment (IRE) 6-1 (8-10) Steadied start, held up in rear, some moderate late headway from over 1f out, never nearer, 8th of 12, 13l behind Inis Boffin (8-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f fll hcp (5) pol in May.