Tyfos is without a win in 25 starts but Serena Brotherton in the saddle is almost worth a couple of lengths start in a race like this. Brian Baugh's charge was beaten less than a length at Nottingham last time and has to go on the short-list. But NOODLES BLUE BOY went very close over course and distance 12 days ago with Irish Boy behind and looks ready to strike now. Storm Lightning arrives off the back of a win at Brighton and Jontleman and Be Lucky would also have claims on their best form.
Jontleman (IRE) 7-1 (9-6) Hampered start, in touch, headway over 1f out, every chance entering final furlong, no extra close home, 4th of 15, 2 1/4l behind Meridius (9-0) at Salisbury 6f app hcp (5) gf.
Be Lucky 20-1 (9-4) Held up, not clear run well over 1f out, well beaten after, 15th of 18, 19l behind Highland Acclaim (8-13) at York 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Storm Lightning 4-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, outpaced over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headway entering final furlong, ran on well to lead near finish, won at Brighton 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf beating Welease Bwian (8-12) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.
Noodles Blue Boy 8-1 (9-9) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, kept on and held near finish, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind Poyle Vinnie (9-6) at Leicester 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Tyfos 9-2 (9-1) Prominent, led approaching 2f out, soon switched to stand side rail, soon ridden, headed near finish, 3rd of 8, 3/4l behind Ladweb (9-0) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Magical Speedfit (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) In touch in rear, ridden 2f out, no impression, last of 6, 15l behind Dreams Of Glory (9-3) at Brighton 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Irish Boy (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Towards rear and pushed along, never dangerous, 10th of 12, 10l behind Poyle Vinnie (9-6) at Leicester 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Two Turtle Doves (IRE) 4-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 7th of 8, 6l behind Night Trade (9-1) at Chepstow 5f hcp (6) sft.