ZACYNTHUS hasn't been seen since finishing third in a Listed race at Longchamp last July but it's unlikely he'll be lacking race fitness here and he has the potential to be a lot better than this grade. The danger may be Tariq Too, who won at Haydock last month and still looks to be on a decent mark. Masked Dance is chasing a hat-trick following wins at Catterick and Ayr, while Red Gulch has only found one too good over C&D on his last two starts and is sure to make another bold bid. Sandown runner-up First Cat may be best of the rest as Kingscroft has never won on turf and still looks to be in the handicapper's grip, despite an improved second at Chester last time.
Spirit of Sharjah (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Mid-division, headway on inside 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 5th of 18, 4 1/2l behind Dance And Dance (9-4) at Epsom Downs 1m hcp 0-105 (2) gd.
Gouray Girl (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Raced center tracked leaders, ridden and merged with far side over 2f out, kept on, one pace, 8th of 16, 10l behind Folly Bridge (9-6) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in May.
Kellys Eye (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Raced far side in touch, ridden to chase easy winner over 1f out, kept on same pace, 7th of 14, 7l behind Addictive Dream (9-4) at Ripon 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Imperial Djay (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on final furlong, not troubled leaders, 7th of 20, 3 1/2l behind Smarty Socks (8-11) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-105 (2) gf.
Red Gulch 12-1 (8-11) Raced far side tracked leader, ridden to lead inside final furlong, headed near finish, 2nd of 16, 3/4l behind Folly Bridge (9-6) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in May.
Masked Dance (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Made all, ridden clear over 1f out, ran on, won at Ayr 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in May beating Clumber Place (8-10) by 5l, 10 ran.
Captain Ramius (IRE) 16-1 (8-6) Slowly into stride, always behind, 11th of 14, 13l behind Kyllachy Star (8-13) at Chester 1m hcp 0-105 (2) gf in May.
Marajaa (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, headway when not clear run over 2f out, switched right and headway over 1f out, ran on well inside final furlong, never reached leaders, 3rd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Boom And Bust (9-2) at Newbury 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Zacynthus (IRE) (8-11) 3rd of 8, 4l behind Maiguri (8-11) at Longchamp(FR) 7f stk gs in Jul.
Big Noise 12-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, switched right and effort over 1f out, never dangerous, 7th of 10, 10l behind Boom And Bust (9-2) at Newbury 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
First Cat 12-1 (9-3) Steadied start, held up towards rear, headway when not clear run and switched right over 1f out, switched left and strong run inside final furlong, finished fast, not quite able to get up, 2nd of 16, hd behind Norman Orpen (9-7) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Dukes Art 12-1 (8-10) In touch, came stand side over 3f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 11, 8l behind Dunn'o (9-7) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gs in May.
Tariq Too 7-2 (8-12) Dwelt, held up towards rear, headway on outer over 3f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, pressed inside final furlong, kept on gamely towards finish, won at Haydock 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May beating Sunnyside Tom (8-7) by 3/4l, 12 ran.
Kingscroft (IRE) 6-1 (8-13) Tracked winner, ridden to challenge over 1f out, kept on, held final 80 yards, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Fred Willetts (9-0) at Chester 1m 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf.