Raul Da Silva rode Lulu The Zulu to victory at Chester for Michael Appleby and will be fancied to repeat the process on Jacobs Son but his mount is much better on Fibresand and has never won on Turf. Bling King's close second to Manchestar at Redcar in April would probably be good enough but he was then beaten a long way at Beverley and was 8l behind St Moritz at Redcar. CORTON LAD is on the same mark as when successful at Hamilton last August and has run well over longer trips on his two latest starts so this should prove within his capabilities. Outlaw Torn is generally consistent at this level and is no forlorn hope to gain the tenth victory of his career.
Bling King 8-1 (9-7) Midfield, headway when hung left from over 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, no chance with easy winner, 2nd of 9, 8l behind St Moritz (9-4) at Redcar 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in May.
Corton Lad 9-2 (8-11) Raced wide tracked leaders, tracked winner over 5f out, ridden over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Dance King (9-1) at Musselburgh 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Jacobs Son 9-4 (9-7) Tracked leaders in 4th, went 3rd halfway, led inside final 3f, clear when edged left 2f out, kept on strongly, easily, won at Southwell 1m 3f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs beating Master Of Song (8-0) by 6l, 6 ran.
Woodstock (IRE) 17-2 (9-2) Tracked leaders on inside, pushed along halfway, soon lost place and behind, tailed off, last of 14, 44l behind Calculated Risk (9-9) at Ayr 1m 5f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Sep.
Outlaw Torn (IRE) 5-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, effort over 2f out, hung left over 1f out, soon weakened, 5th of 8, 8l behind Frontline Phantom (8-2) at Nottingham 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Painted Tail (IRE) 3-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on to go 3rd inside final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 8, 4l behind Spavento (9-1) at Ayr 1m 1f fll hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun '13.