KING PIN, Lady Florence and Wiseman's Diamond make the shortlist here, with King Pin taken to defy top weight and maintain his good recent form. Wiseman's Diamond is the epitome of consistency, and although he hits the frame with great regularity, he seems to have an aversion to getting his head in front. His last win came in 2007 and the next may be some time yet. Lady Florence won successive races at Brighton recently where she showed a liking for fast ground, and although she has been beaten twice since, having gone up the weights, she showed she is still a force to be reckoned with when a close second at Beverley last time out and can go close. King Pin was a beaten favourite at Hamilton recently, having won over the course and distance previously. That reverse was in a small field which may not have suited him-the race turned into something of a sprint. He is relatively unexposed, and King Pin can revert to winning ways here.
King Pin 4-5fav (9-8) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, never able to challenge, 3rd of 6, 2 1/4l behind Petsas Pleasure (9-3) at Hamilton 1m hcap (5) gf.
Business Class (BRZ) 18-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 8th of 12, 3l behind Moonage Daydream (9-1) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
King of The Moors (USA) 9-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, in rear, reminders over 4f out, never able to challenge, 9th of 15, 9l behind West End Lad (9-9) at Nottingham 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Efidium 16-1 (8-10) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Timber Treasure (9-3) at Carlisle 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Lujano 25-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 16th of 18, 19l behind Montiboli (8-13) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Jun.
Aussie Blue (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Prominent, weakened inside final 2f, last of 9, 22l behind Tom Tower (9-4) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Lady Florence 10-1 (9-2) Led, ridden over 1f out, kept on and headed towards finish, 2nd of 12, nk behind Moonage Daydream (9-1) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Boy Dancer (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, soon in touch racing keenly, ridden over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 12th of 13, 9l behind Ensnare (9-3) at Ayr 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Desert Ben (IRE) 28-1 (9-4) In rear, ridden and struggling from halfway, 9th of 12, 6l behind Neo's Mate (8-10) at Catterick 6f hcp 0-60 (6) sft.
Wiseman's Diamond (USA) 11-4fav (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, stayed on final furlong, 2nd of 15, 4 1/2l behind Shared Moment (8-4) at Nottingham 1m 3yo & 4yo sll (6) gf.
Riverside 40-1 (9-2) Raced alone towards stand side, ridden, lost place over 3f out, soon behind, 16th of 19, 42l behind Charlevoix (9-1) at Redcar 1m 3yo hcp (6) gf in May '08.
Ninth House (USA) 5-1 (9-9) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, stayed on strongly inside final furlong, just held, 2nd of 11, hd behind Volochkova (9-4) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
King of Connacht 12-1 (9-0) Towards rear, never nearer, 9th of 14, 8l behind Iceman George (9-2) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Orchestrion 66-1 (8-11) Led, headed over 4f out, weakened over 3f out, tailed off over 2f out, last of 8, well behind Honimiere (9-7) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Fyodorovich (USA) 8-1 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, headway entering final 2f, soon one pace, 7th of 11, 8l behind Dream Express (9-3) at Beverley 7f sell stks (6) gf.
Emperor's Well 11-2 (9-4) Prominent, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 16, 12l behind Not Now Lewis (8-13) at Thirsk 1m (6) gd in Jun.
Mundo's Magic 17-2 (9-1) Slowly away, behind, never dangerous, 7th of 12, 6l behind Scruffy Skip (9-0) at Great Leighs 6f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Rowaad 25-1 (8-9) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, stayed on final furlong, 3rd of 15, 5l behind West End Lad (9-9) at Nottingham 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Cross of Lorraine (IRE) 18-1 (8-9) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, one pace, 6th of 10, 6l behind Summer Dancer (9-12) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Jord (IRE) 5-1 (8-11) Dwelt, held up, wide and headway from over 1f out, ridden and stayed on towards finish, 4th of 12, 1 1/2l behind Neo's Mate (8-10) at Catterick 6f hcp 0-60 (6) sft.