PEREZ PRADO may be able to show why he attracted support last time whilst the likes of Tanforan and General Tufto appear to hold solid claims. The selection clearly has plenty to prove and the yard's form could be better but he was well supported ahead of his run at Haydock in a race that has worked out reasonably well. He may yet be able to reproduce his homework on the track and he starts life at a realistic level so earns a hopeful vote. Tanforan recorded back-to-back successes for the first time in his career and could well go close to completing a hat-trick whilst General Tufto is better than he showed at Beverley and ran well here earlier in the season. West End Lad is another who is capable of better than he showed last time with Hardanger a handicap debutant to note with this step up in trip sure to suit whilst Dannios hails from a respected yard. Bold Diktator is entitled to come on for his run at Pontefract where he put up a good display and is another to enter calculations but we've opted for Perez Prado.
French Art 25-1 (9-2) Always rear division, 8th of 9, 13l behind Bold Cross (9-3) at Doncaster 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Count Ceprano (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) In rear, behind 4f out, still only 9th and plenty to do over 1f out, ran on strongly final furlong gaining towards finish, 3rd of 11, 3/4l behind Tanforan (9-0) at Nottingham 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
West End Lad 5-1 (9-13) Led, ridden and headed well over 1f out, still every chance entering final furlong, weakened towards finish, 6th of 11, 4l behind Tanforan (9-0) at Nottingham 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Bold Diktator 25-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on under pressure final furlong, no impression, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Betteras Bertie (9-4) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Tanforan 16-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, headway on inside from over 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, all out, won at Nottingham 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd beating King's Icon (8-9) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
General Tufto 7-1 (9-9) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 5, 15l behind Umverti (9-4) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Justcallmehandsome 9-1 (10-12) Led, ridden over 1f out, soon edged right, headed entering final furlong, one pace, lost 2nd final strides, 3rd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Tanforan (11-0) at Warwick 1m am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) gf in Jun.
Perez Prado (USA) 8-1 (9-12) In touch, ridden along 2f out, soon weakened, 5th of 7, 12l behind Royal Destination (9-12) at Haydock 1m mdn stks (5) gd in Jun.
King of The Moors (USA) 5-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, led briefly over 2f out, soon ridden, weakened 1f out, 7th of 8, 12l behind Betteras Bertie (9-4) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Bivouac (UAE) 4-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, led 3f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 2 1/4l behind Ibrox (9-7) at Ayr 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jun.
Hardanger (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Raced keenly in mid-division, ridden over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 7th of 10, 6l behind Amicus Meus (9-7) at Doncaster 6f mdn stks (5) gd in Jun '08.
Sion Hill (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) In touch, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, switched right and rallied final furlong, held, 2nd of 16, hd behind Not Now Lewis (8-13) at Thirsk 1m (6) gd in Jun.
Uhuru Peak 33-1 (8-13) Behind, ridden along halfway, headway over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 7th of 16, 8l behind Not Now Lewis (8-13) at Thirsk 1m (6) gd in Jun.
Dannios 7-1 (8-13) Towards rear and keen, never dangerous, 16th of 17, 30l behind Global (9-6) at Chepstow 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in May.
D'Artagnans Dream 40-1 (8-13) Always in rear, hung left over 3f out, never dangerous, last of 8, 19l behind Morning Sir Alan (8-13) at Folkestone 1m 2f mdn auc stks (5) gf in Jun.
Cavalry Guard (USA) 14-1 (8-4) Mid-division, ridden and weakened 2f out, 8th of 11, 8l behind Violent Velocity (8-8) at Newmarket 7f app hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Rowaad 16-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden to challenge over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 8l behind Arizona John (9-2) at Redcar 1m 3yo & 4yo sll (5) fm.