A number of these arrive at the top of their game. Arashi is on a hat-trick after a couple of Polytrack victories. Afro won at Newbury last month and Magicalmysterytour ended a long losing run over course and distance 11 days ago, though doesn't look an obvious sort to defy a penalty. HALLSTATT is another with a recent track and trip victory to his name. He'd have won more easily had he not met trouble in-running and can follow up with Paul Mulrennan in the saddle again. Recent Chepstow second King Zeal also has plenty in his favour and looks a threat.
Desert Recluse (IRE) 5-2fav (9-8) Led until over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 8, 6l behind Wannabe Your Man (9-0) at Nottingham 1m 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Apr.
Arashi 7-4fav (9-12) Held up in mid-division, not clear run over 2f out, soon switched left and closed, went 2nd inside final furlong, ran on to lead close home, won at Kempton 2m hcp 0-65 (6) pol beating Speed Steed (9-1) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Lineman 20-1 (8-7) Tracked leading pair, weakening when hampered over 3f out, behind and eased, tailed off, last of 6, 35l behind Hassle (9-5) at Nottingham 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in May.
Afro 5-1 (8-10) Tracked leader until 10f out, went 2nd again travelling well 4f out, led on bit 2f olut, ridden and pressed over 1f out, stayed on gamely inside final furlong, won at Newbury 1m 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in May beating Wannabe Your Man (9-7) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Marmas 20-1 (8-7) In touch, ridden over 4f out, weakened 2f out, 8th of 12, 15l behind Lieutenant Miller (9-6) at Doncaster 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Apr '13.
Hallstatt (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Close up, headway when not clear run over 2f out, led approaching final furlong, ran on, comfortable, won at Nottingham 2m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May beating Sir Frank Morgan (9-6) by 2l, 5 ran.
King Zeal (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 4, 3 1/2l behind Rocky Elsom (9-2) at Chepstow 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Grayswood 7-4fav (9-4) Chased leader until pushed along well over 2f out, weakened 2f out, last of 6, 13l behind Meetings Man (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in May.
Keep Calm 6-1fav (9-0) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, kept on same pace in 4th final furlong, never on terms, 4th of 12, 7l behind Magicalmysterytour (8-3) at Nottingham 1m 6f hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Zarosa (IRE) 5-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, pushed along over 2f out, soon ridden, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 16l behind Jan Smuts (9-4) at Newcastle 2m hcp 0-70 (5) gd in May.
Magicalmysterytour (IRE) 8-1 (8-3) Held up towards rear of mid-division, headway over 3f out, went 2nd over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on, won at Nottingham 1m 6f hcp 0-70 (5) sft beating Nolecce (7-11) by 1 3/4l, 12 ran.