It could pay to stick with the ones with a recent under their belts and SUMMERINTHECITY makes most appeal on that score. He went close when runner-up to Tartiflette in much better company at Haydock last Saturday and Dandy Nicholls' charge can land this with a similar effort. That form looks superior to Showboating's recent second over a longer trip at Yarmouth while Silverware was still beaten nearly three lengths when runner-up at Wolverhampton last week. Diman Waters ended last season with a win on the Polytrack and steps up in distance on his return but Mont Ras is dropped in class for his reappearance and may get involved.
Mont Ras (IRE) 7-1 (8-13) Mid-division, came stand side over 3f out, driven over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 13, 16l behind No Poppy (8-10) at York 1m hcp 0-100 (2) hvy in Oct.
Summerinthecity (IRE) 33-1 (7-11) Tracked leaders, headway to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Tartiflette (8-7) at Haydock 7f hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Apr.
Jessie's Spirit (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, 4th of 20, 1 1/2l behind Red Quartet (8-3) at York 6f 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Oct '11.
Showboating (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Very slowly away, headway halfway, ridden to press winner over 2f out when hung left, every chance until inside final furlong, 2nd of 7, 2 1/4l behind Snooky (8-10) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Apr.
Silverware (USA) 16-1 (9-5) Chased leaders until chased winner 4f out, no impression final 2f, 2nd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Dr Red Eye (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Apr.
Ellaal 18-1 (9-7) Led early, prominent, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 10, 29l behind King Of Eden (9-12) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Apr.
Flynn's Boy 11-8fav (9-8) Keen tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, no impression and lost 2nd inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Zacynthus (9-7) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul.
Sardanapalus 4-1 (9-7) In rear, ridden over 2f out, kept on final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 10, 6l behind Snow Bay (9-0) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr.
Diman Waters (IRE) 11-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, soon pushed along to chased leaders, went 2nd 1f out, led inside final furlong, held on well, won at Wolverhampton 6f app hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Nov beating Another Citizen (8-9) by 3/4l, 12 ran.
My Single Malt (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Raced wide mid-division, ridden and headway 2f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Living Leader (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.