Barney McGrew, who won the opener on this card last year, has been in poor form since returning from a couple of very good efforts in Dubai but don't be surprised by a big run as he's dropped massively in the weights since last summer. The bottom four are all winners over the C&D and the best of them may prove to be MISPLACED FORTUNE, third in Ayr's Silver Cup last year and better for a recent run at Ripon which should have put him spot-on to take this. Klynch has been in superb form but has paid the price at the weights as he's gone up 9lb for his victory at Ayr last week. Amenable struggled after completing a hat-trick last summer though the handicapper has released his grip a little while all six of Singeur's victories have been over the minimum trip. Roker Park bounced back to form at Catterick and, with his yard firing on all cylinders, it would be no surprise to see him defy a 5lb rise.
Nosedive 40-1 (8-12) Towards rear, ridden and headway entering final furlong, kept on towards finish, 5th of 11, 2l behind Mister Hughie (8-12) at Beverley 5f Listed stks (1) gd in Aug.
Singeur (IRE) 2-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders in 3rd, pushed along halfway, kept on well towards finish, just held, 2nd of 4, nk behind Tax Free (9-0) at Beverley 5f cond Stakes (4) gf.
Barney McGrew (IRE) 50-1 (8-11) Held up towards rear far side group, ridden and headway over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 16th of 25, 12l behind Deacon Blues (8-13) at Royal Ascot 6f hcp 0-110 (2) sft.
Johannes (IRE) 15-2fav (8-12) In touch, ridden 2f out, no impression, 10th of 19, 5l behind Masamah (9-9) at York 5f hcp 105 (2) gd in May.
Edinburgh Knight (IRE) 8-1 (8-2) Dwelt, soon in touch, ridden and lost place when edged left over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 16th of 20, 12l behind Hoof It (9-1) at York 6f hcp 0-105 (2) gd in May.
Ginger Ted (IRE) 6-1 (9-11) Held up and behind, headway over 1f out, strong run to lead closing stages, won at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd beating Red Cape (9-0) by hd, 13 ran.
My Kingdom (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Always in rear, eased final 2f, last of 20, 31l behind Smarty Socks (8-11) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-105 (2) gf.
Tombi (USA) 9-1 (9-7) Mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, ridden and stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, not reached leaders, 7th of 16, 2 1/2l behind Medici Time (9-0) at York 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Everymanforhimself (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Never better than mid-division, pushed along and no response over 2f out, eased when no chance inside final furlong, 11th of 13, 9l behind Crown Choice (9-8) at Goodwood 6f hcp 105 (2) gf in May.
Rash Judgement 25-1 (9-7) Held up behind farside group, ridden and headway over 1f out, no extra last 100 yards, 10th of 16, 5l behind Mon Brav (8-10) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in May.
Amenable (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Raced far side, overall leader until over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 11th of 14, 14l behind Addictive Dream (9-4) at Ripon 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Arganil (USA) 12-1 (9-0) Raced stands' side, in touch, ridden 2f out, no impression, 8th of 14, 7l behind Addictive Dream (9-4) at Ripon 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Misplaced Fortune 13-2 (9-13) Raced wide in touch, effort over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 5l behind Pepper Lane (9-0) at Ripon 6f flls hcp 0-95 (3) gf in May.
Marvellous Value (IRE) 13-2 (8-8) Tracked leader farside, led entering final furlong, stayed on well, won at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in May beating Cape Vale (9-3) by 4 1/2l, 10 ran.
Roker Park (IRE) 7-2 (9-4) In touch, led over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Catterick 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf beating Caranbola (8-10) by 1 1/2l, 6 ran.
Klynch 6-1 (9-7) Made all, drew clear on bit well over 1f out, well in command when shaken up briefly entering final furlong, very easily, won at Ayr 6f hcp 0-80 (4) sft beating River Falcon (9-11) by 4 1/2l, 7 ran.