Richard Hannon's VITZNAU disappointed on soft ground in the Lincoln last week and looks worth another chance back on the Polytrack over a trip that suits, racing off the same mark as when successful here two years ago, with the main dangers in a competitive contest looking to be Bravo Echo and Autumn Blades. Alan Bailey's gelding has every chance if able to reproduce the form that he showed when a good second at Lingfield last month but he has the worst of the draw being stalled in box number one and looks best watched. Mick Channon's Rileyskeepingfaith ran much better last time in Meydan and is well drawn so he cannot be discounted back in the UK, while any market support for The Scorching Wind would be of interest being trained by Stuart Williams. Gerard Butler's runners have yet to hit top form so Beauchamp Viceroy is probably best left out of calculations, while Thebes does represent a very much in-form yard being trained by Mark Johnston and he should do better back on the Polytrack having disappointed on the Fibresand last time. Bravo Echo and Autumn Blades are closely matched on their running at Lingfield recently and there should not be much to choose between the pair again but preference is for Vitznau, who can resume winning ways having run below par in the Lincoln last time.
Beauchamp Viceroy 20-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, not troubled leaders, 7th of 13, 5l behind Tranquil Tiger (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 2f Group 3 (1) pol in Mar.
Rileyskeepingfaith 10-1 (9-0) 3rd of 12, 1l behind Alazeyab (9-2) at Meydan(UAE) 6f hcap in Mar.
Ceremonial Jade (UAE) 25-1 (9-2) last of 12, 8l behind Alazeyab (9-2) at Meydan(UAE) 6f hcap in Mar.
Light From Mars 17-2 (8-11) Held up mid-division, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 6th of 14, 9l behind Mia's Boy (8-11) at Doncaster 7f cond Stakes (2) gs in Oct.
Autumn Blades (IRE) 8-1 (9-8) In touch, ridden 2f out, every chance inside final, kept on one pace, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Bravo Echo (9-2) at Lingfield 7f hcp (2) pol in Mar.
Vitznau (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) In rear, never near leaders, 12th of 21, 22l behind Penitent (9-2) at Doncaster 1m hcp (4yo+) (2) sft in Mar.
Dubai's Touch 66-1 (9-2) Switch left soon after start, raced alone near far side rail, in touch, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 19th of 21, well behind Penitent (9-2) at Doncaster 1m hcp (4yo+) (2) sft in Mar.
Thebes 4-1 (9-0) Soon pushed along in mid-division, outpaced final 2f, 10th of 13, 9l behind Arthur's Edge (9-2) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-95 (3) std in Mar.
Capricorn Run (USA) 50-1 (9-3) Always behind, last of 11, 27l behind Dunelight (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f Listed Stakes (4yo+) (1) pol in Mar.
Bravo Echo 4-1 (9-2) Tracked leader, ridden 2f out, led inside final furlong driven out, won at Lingfield 7f hcp (2) pol in Mar beating Autumn Blades (9-8) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
Dunn'o (IRE) 9-2 (9-8) Soon led, stayed far side alone and headed over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 9th of 10, 8l behind Mull Of Killough (9-1) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Sep.
The Scorching Wind (IRE) 3-1fav (9-6) Always in rear, 9th of 10, 12l behind Bravo Echo (9-2) at Lingfield 7f hcp (2) pol in Mar.
Servoca (CAN) 11-2 (8-12) Soon behind, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on well under pressure inside final furlong to go 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Fullandby (9-3) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Nov.
Benandonner (USA) 12-1 (9-6) Led far side group, headed over 2f out, soon weakened, 17th of 19, 38l behind Irish Heartbeat (9-8) at Doncaster 1m hcp (2) sft in Mar.
Kay Gee Be (IRE) 25-1 (8-2) Held up in touch, hard driven over 2f out, soon weakened, 14th of 32, 16l behind Supaseus (9-1) at Newmarket 1m 1f hcp (2) gf in Oct.
Kyllachy Star 20-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, mainly in rear, 7th of 10, 6l behind Bravo Echo (9-2) at Lingfield 7f hcp (2) pol in Mar.