ARGENT KNIGHT gets the nod on account of his victory over today's trip at Nottingham last month. He found the progressive Lion Beacon too good at Sandown last time but gets another chance in this given Good Evans struggled over today's distance last time and Sioux Chieftain was beaten over 1m4f at York having won over a shorter trip before that. Grendisar looks likely to stay the longer trip on the back of a victory at Kempton but Sizzler was well beaten on his handicap bow albeit in better company, and Ambleside has struggled off today's mark since scoring at Beverley in April.
Sizzler 3-1 (9-1) Settled in rear but in touch, headway over 2f out, soon weakened, 4th of 5, 9l behind Disclaimer (9-7) at Kempton 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) pol in May.
Grendisar (IRE) 5-2 (9-6) Held up in touch, headway entering final 2f, soon every chance, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Kempton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in May beating Portmonarch (9-7) by 1l, 6 ran.
Sioux Chieftain (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Close up, led over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra and lost 2nd place last 50 yards, 3rd of 13, 2 1/2l behind Esteaming (9-1) at York 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) sft in May.
Ambleside 2-1fav (8-11) Soon led and set steady pace, quickened over 3f out, headed 3f out, chased leader until over 2f out, outpaced in 4th 2f out, rallied to modest 3rd near finish, 3rd of 4, 5l behind Ennistown (9-7) at Haydock 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Argent Knight 7-1 (8-9) Towards rear, headway 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on to take 2nd place close home, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Lion Beacon (9-1) at Sandown 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Good Evans 4-1 (9-5) Went right start, tracked leader, left in lead 7f out, headed 3f out, ridden and edged right 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Chocala (9-7) at Nottingham 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft in May.