Masai Moon went close at Southwell last month but his losing run stretches back three years now, while Linnens Star may need another outing to put him spot on judged on his comeback run at Doncaster. THE CONFESSOR scored on his seasonal debut last year when registering the first win of a summer hat-trick. He's 7lb higher than his latest victory but is likely to have improved since and Henry Candy's charge gets the nod. There was something amiss with Bronze Prince at Ascot last September but he'd won nicely at Wolverhampton before that, while Greensward scored at the same track before posting a couple of decent efforts over C&D. Kempton winner Primaeval is another to consider along with Red Gulch.
Masai Moon 14-1 (9-7) With leader, led over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, stayed on near finish, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Almahaza (8-13) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Apr.
Greensward 4-1fav (9-7) Mid-division, headway 3f out, ridden to lead narrowly over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 4th of 19, 3/4l behind Clumber Place (8-7) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Oct.
The Confessor 3-1 (8-13) Bumped start, close up, ridden 3f out, never able to challenge, 5th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Kakatosi (9-6) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Aug.
Bronze Prince 11-2 (9-4) In touch, ridden and weakened over 2f out, last of 14, 49l behind Excellent Guest (8-3) at Ascot 7f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Sep.
Linnens Star (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Close up far side group, ridden and every chance 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 15th of 22, 18l behind Eton Forever (9-7) at Doncaster 1m hcp (2) gd in Apr.
Primaeval 2-1fav (9-7) Held up towards rear on inner, shaken up and quickened over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct beating Dingaan (9-2) by 2 1/4l, 13 ran.
Decent Fella (IRE) 14-1 (8-7) Raced stands side tracked leader, ridden 2f out, kept on final furlong, 9th of 30, 3 1/2l behind Docofthebay (8-12) at Newmarket 7f hcp 105 (2) gd in Oct.
Red Gulch 8-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders and keen, every chance inside final furlong weakened towards finish, 4th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Primaeval (9-7) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
Santefisio 13-2 (9-5) Steadied start, held up in last trio, ridden 3f out, headway over 1f out, strong run inside final furlong, finished well but unable to reach leaders, 4th of 12, 1l behind Tevez (8-12) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Apr.
Mr Macattack 16-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, headway on wide outside over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never going pace to get involved, 7th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Imperial Djay (9-5) at Chester 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Tewin Wood 9-1 (8-12) Tracked leader, ridden 3f out, every chance over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 4th of 6, 3 1/2l behind Zebrano (9-0) at Ffos Las 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf.