Classic Punch carried the same weight to victory in this race last year and looks to have been aimed at today's renewal. He's a leading contender along with Albaqaa, who scored over a mile here last time and remains on a winning mark, while Club Oceanic could bounce back from a poor run over C&D last time having landed a double at Goodwood before that. George Adamson may need a longer trip these days and another chance is given to TAQLEED. He's not lived up to expectations in two runs this year after an impressive win over C&D last August, but looks to have his ideal conditions here, and this could be the day he shows his true colours.
Tiger Reigns 16-1 (9-7) Raced centre, held up, ridden and headway over 2f, kept on one pace, 5th of 13, 5l behind Vito Volterra (8-4) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-105 (2) gs in Jun.
Classic Punch (IRE) 16-1 (10-0) Tracked leader, ridden to challenge over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 9, 7l behind Burj Nahar (9-10) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Jun.
Taqleed (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, weakened and eased inside final furlong, 12th of 16, 23l behind Fox Hunt (9-8) at Royal Ascot 1m 4f hcp 105 (2) sft in Jun.
Demolition 25-1 (8-7) Prominent, not much room over 2f out, soon switched left, weakened over 1f out, 16th of 19, 12l behind Green Destiny (8-10) at York 1m 2f hcp (2) gd.
Uphold 15-2 (9-4) Led, ridden and joined over 1f out, headed and not pace of winner inside final furlong, stayed well on for 2nd, 2nd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Layline (9-4) at Lingfield 1m stks 0-90 (3) pol.
All Annalena (IRE) 11-1 (9-0) Unseated rider leaving stalls, in a race won by Ceilidh House (8-10) at Doncaster 1m 2f fll lst stks (1) gs in Nov, 17 ran.
Albaqaa 50-1 (9-7) Raced stand side, held up in touch, headway to lead stand side group entering final furlong, ridden and ran on to lead post, won at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd beating My Freedom (9-2) by ns, 19 ran.
Club Oceanic 9-1 (9-3) Held up in rear, not much room over 8f out, ridden over 2f out, switched right over 2f out, never on terms, 10th of 18, 13l behind Fulgur (8-12) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd.
George Adamson (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Held up in touch, ridden over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 5th of 7, 12l behind Hong Kong Island (8-7) at Pontefract 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Spa's Dancer (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) In touch, pushed along over 2f out, soon ridden and every chance, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 16, 9l behind Miami Gator (9-0) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Jun.