With Simon Callaghan's runners going well and RED ALERT DAY looking best off at the weights here we will side with the Diktat colt to see off Bonus. Don't get over excited about Red Alert Day, who although being 12lb and upwards better off with these opponents than if this were a handicap, he has rather got out of the habit of winning this term. Even so this trip is ideal and he does run to a consistent level of form in defeat, so we hope he'll be able to reproduce that again here and score. Bonus is a thoroughly consistent performer at both six and seven furlongs and he is a credit to Gerard Butler. You'd have to say that at these weights it will be tough for him to win here but he won't be far away. Markab scored at Lingfield last time but has plenty to find here and Confuchais would look a better proposition if we were confident he would stay. Most of the remainder look out of their depth at the weights and we will side with Red Alert Day.
Bonus (IRE) 5-1 (9-8) Held up mid-division, switched left and headway over 1f out, chased leaders inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Benllech (8-4) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-100 (2) pol.
Confuchias (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Prominent stands side group, effort 2f out, edged left and stayed on final furlong, 3rd of 27, 2 1/2l behind Regal Parade (8-10) at Ayr 6f hcap (2) hvy in Sept.
Mac Love 50-1 (9-2) Slowly away, behind, effort 4f out, never a factor, last of 15, 25l behind Kalahari Gold (8-13) at Newbury 7f lst stk (1) gd in Sept.
Markab 10-1 (9-4) Led 1f, tracked leader, led over 1f out, ran on well, driven out, won at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-90 (3) pol beating Dingaan (8-10) by 1 1/2l, 13 ran.
Mr Lambros 16-1 (8-8) Led after 1f, ridden 2f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Atlantic Story (8-12) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Feb.
Pawan (IRE) 7-1 (8-8) Chased winner, ridden 2f out, one pace final furlong, 5th of 9, 5l behind Irish Pearl (9-2) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-95 (3) fbs.
Quito (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Held up mid-divisiion, some headway over 1f out, never on terms, 10th of 17, 12l behind Icelandic (9-3) at Doncaster 6f lst stk (1) sft.
Al Muheer (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Behind, ridden over 2f out, kept on final furlong, not troubled leaders, 5th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Benllech (8-4) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-100 (2) pol.
Noble Citizen (USA) 9-4fav (9-0) Stumbled leaving stalls, soon tracked leader, ran wide entering straight well over 1f out, effort over 1f out, not quicken, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 8, 3l behind Gallantry (8-11) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Oct.
Red Alert Day 8-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 11, 2 1/2l behind Mr Aviator (8-11) at Doncaster 7f stk (2) gd in Oct.
Green Oasis (USA) 22-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 6th of 13, 7l behind Visit (8-12) at Ascot 6f fll stk Grp 3 (1) gs in Jul '07.