Any number of these are capable of winning this if back to their best. The speculative vote goes to JUSTONEFORTHEROAD, who finished ahead of Dance And Dance at York last time and would go very close with a repeat of his earlier length defeat in the Lincoln. Dangers abound with the likes of Validus returning to his best trip and Balducci racing off a decent mark on his reappearance. Galician is upped in class but Hi There is not easily overlooked and it won't be long before Dubai Dynamo is winning again judged on last Saturday's narrow defeat at Ayr.
Validus 11-2fav (9-3) Close up, ridden over 1f out, soon went 3rd, keeping on one pace when hampered inside final furlong, soon eased, 6th of 10, 4l behind Area Fifty One (8-13) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Apr.
Dance And Dance (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) In rear, headway over 2f out, staying on when not clear run inside final furlong, not recover, 8th of 15, 5l behind Navajo Chief (9-1) at York 1m listed hcp 0-110 (1) gd in May.
Balducci 20-1 (9-10) Keen in touch, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 10, 31l behind Jacob Cats (8-12) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Sep.
Justonefortheroad 16-1 (8-10) Towards rear, headway 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 7th of 15, 3 1/2l behind Navajo Chief (9-1) at York 1m listed hcp 0-110 (1) gd in May.
My Freedom (IRE) 13-2 (9-1) 10th of 15, 9l behind Unbridled Ocean (9-0) at Meydan(UAE) 1m hcap in Feb.
Fort Belvedere 9-1 (9-8) Held up mid-division, weakened over 3f out, eased over 2f out, last of 14, well behind Sam Sharp (9-4) at York 1m 1f hcp 105 (2) gf.
Galician 7-2 (9-7) Chased leaders, hard driven to challenge over 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 8, 3/4l behind Wannabe King (8-13) at Redcar 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Hi There (IRE) 8-1 (8-13) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 14, 9l behind Vainglory (8-9) at Epsom Downs 1m hcp 0-105 (2) gs in May.
Dubai Dynamo 4-1 (8-10) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, not much room entering final furlong, soon every chance, kept on and just held close home, 2nd of 9, hd behind Capaill Liath (8-9) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-105 (2) gf.
Memory Cloth 7-2 (8-8) With leader, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 8, 17l behind Ardmay (8-6) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-105 (2) gs in May.