Saeed Bin Suroor has a tremendous strike rate with two-year-olds at this track but has drawn a blank with his older horses here for the past five years. Respect Me has every chance of putting that right after finishing fourth at Sandown last time but it's DANCE KING that gets the nod. David Lanigan's colt came up just short when sent off favourite at Leicester on his latest start but can make amends stepping back up in distance today. Paris Rose is another to consider after a recent second at Ripon. Despite having some catching up to do to match the principals, she still looks best of the remainder unless Gamble makes dramatic improvement
Eium Mac 100-1 (9-5) Mid-division, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 10, 14l behind Broughton (8-11) at Ripon 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gd.
Regy From Sedgy 200-1 (9-9) Always towards rear, 9th of 10, 49l behind Renew (8-9) at Thirsk 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gf in May.
Sab Le Beau (FR) 25-1 (10-12) Always behind, 8th of 9, 37l behind Make Me A Fortune (11-2) at Market Rasen 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in May.
My Mum Mo 20-1 (9-9) Held up in touch, lost place over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 11, 10l behind Returntobrecongill (9-3) at Carlisle 1m 1f mdn stks (5) gf.
Dance King 15-8fav (9-5) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, led over 2f out, headed entering final furlong, unable to quicken, 3rd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Yeager (9-5) at Leicester 1m 3yo mdn (5) gd.
Respect Me 9-1 (9-5) Slowly away, towards rear, headway 3f out, switched left over 1f out, ridden and ran on towards finish, not reach leaders, 4th of 14, 3l behind Testudo (9-5) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) gf.
Gamble 8-1 (9-0) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 8th of 13, 8l behind Ribbons (9-0) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Nov.
Paris Rose 11-8fav (8-6) Tracked leader, every chance over 2f out, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Broughton (8-11) at Ripon 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gd.