NEGOTIATION is the only C&D winner in this line-up and that was back in 2009 but he's dropped to a very lowly mark and ran his best race for an age at York last time, form that would probably be good enough for this. Master Mylo scored from tonight's mark at Sandown last autumn and though that was over 7f he has no problems staying the extra. Gay Kelleway's French recruit Burning Stone hasn't had much experience but should be winning soon and makes his handicap debut and the stable's Eastern Gift is capable of winning this at his best, though potential punters will need to forgive him running a shocker over the C&D last time. The three-year-olds Qenaa and Rasheed look capable of better than they showed last time and Jungle Bay ran well behind Catchanova at Kempton.
Master Mylo (IRE) 10-1 (9-8) Mid-division on stands side rail, ridden and effort when edged right over 1f out, kept on under pressure final furlong, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Frognal (9-3) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Marvo 5-1 (8-12) Held up in touch, chased leaders over 3f out, hard ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, eased over 1f out, 7th of 8, 31l behind Trans Sonic (8-13) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Mar.
Jungle Bay 8-1 (9-5) Tracked leader, led over 1f out, soon headed, kept on same pace, 2nd of 14, 1 1/2l behind Catchanova (8-13) at Kempton 1m app hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) pol.
Private Joke 6-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, hung right after after 3f, lost place, ridden over 1f out, no impression, 6th of 12, 10l behind Count Bertoni (9-4) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Apr.
Darcey 33-1 (8-7) Chased leader until 4f out, weakened inside final 3f, soon behind, last of 10, 23l behind Truism (9-3) at Goodwood 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Burning Stone (USA) 7-1 (9-9) Soon led, ridden 2f out, headed narrowly inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 7, 1l behind Bakoura (8-11) at Brighton 1m mdn stks (5) gf in May.
The Happy Hammer (IRE) 7-1 (8-13) Dwelt always in rear, 8th of 9, 23l behind Galatian (9-3) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May.
Matjar (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Mid-division on inner, ridden straight, kept on one paced from 2f out, 5th of 15, 6l behind Maal (9-10) at Limerick 1m hcp 50-80 sft in Apr.
Negotiation (IRE) 33-1 (8-8) Held up towards rear, headway on inside, 3f out, ridden 2f out, stayed on to chase winner inside final furlong, no impression, 2nd of 18, 3 1/2l behind Barren Brook (9-4) at York 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Eastern Gift 14-1 (9-2) Mid-division, effort 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 15th of 16, 30l behind Two Certainties (9-0) at Newmarket 1m app hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Rio Tinto 66-1 (8-10) Mid-division, headway on outside halfway, soon hard ridden, weakened over 2f out, 11th of 12, 12l behind Divine Call (9-5) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Broughtons Day 2-1 (9-5) Led until 2f out, chased winner until over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, weakened to 4th close home, 4th of 5, 6l behind Charlie Smirke (9-5) at Lingfield 1m sell stks (6) pol in May.
Qenaa 12-1 (8-12) Led for 2f, tracked leader until 5f out, stayed in 3rd, every chance 2f out, edged left and weakened approaching final furlong, 7th of 10, 8l behind Watneya (8-12) at Sandown 1m 3yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Point Du Jour (FR) 40-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, weakened over 2f out, eased final furlong, 14th of 15, 46l behind Dunhoy (9-6) at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Rasheed 10-1 (9-1) Dwelt, tracked leader until over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 12, 8l behind Tullius (9-4) at Sandown 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
Proud Chieftain 50-1 (8-13) Held up in touch, lost place well over 2f out, 5th of 12, 10l behind Gladys' Gal (8-8) at Lingfield 7f mdn auc stks (6) pol.