On The Hoof finally got off the mark at Beverley last time but a 6lb penalty may prevent him from following up and the more progressive ART DZEKO is preferred. He won over 6f on the Fibresand last time but had scored over today's trip at Catterick before that and can continue his winning ways here. Our Boy Jack has yet to race over 7f but looks a real threat on his recent second at Hamilton while Ghost Train has claims on his best form and is dropping down a grade today.
On The Hoof 14-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden 1f out, ran on to challenge final 100 yards, led towards finish, won at Beverley 7f 3yo mdn (5) gd beating Courage (9-3) by ns, 10 ran.
Al Shaqab (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Chased leader, ridden over 2f out, hung left and lost 2nd over 1f out, weakened final furlong, last of 8, 9l behind Gabrial's Bounty (9-7) at Pontefract 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) hvy.
For Shia And Lula (IRE) 66-1 (8-7) Always towards rear, never on terms, 11th of 12, 25l behind Hajras (8-8) at Ripon 1m 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Apr.
Art Dzeko 8-11fav (9-3) Close up, ridden to lead over 1f out, soon edged right, held on well towards finish, won at Southwell 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) fbs beating Beau Mistral (9-2) by 1 1/4l, 5 ran.
Ghost Train (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, edged left and stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 6l behind Bartolomeu (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Apr.
Our Boy Jack (IRE) 6-1 (8-5) Towards rear, outpaced and pushed along halfway, headway when badly hampered 2f out, rallied on rails and strong run inside final furlong, went 2nd post, unlucky, 2nd of 9, nk behind Galician (9-0) at Hamilton 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Outlaw Torn (IRE) 12-1 (7-13) Towards rear, headway 3f out, soon ridden, kept on one pace, 4th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Half A Billion (9-4) at Musselburgh 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs.