Discay cannot be discounted with the Mark Johnston yard in such outstanding shape in what rates an open contest. The ex-Gosden inmate, Morocco, has yet to sparkle for David O'Meara and looks inconsistent, whilst Day Of Destiny looks best of the Given pair but landed his sole success on fibresand. Gold Show delivered a couple of poor performances in the midst of four solid efforts and will definitely benefit from the return to this trip after a one-paced fourth behind Robert The Painter over 1m last time at Beverley. He could be the one on the best of his form but SPES NOSTRA is preferred. The Barron charge was off for 17 months before finishing a fine second to Karaka Jack at Hamilton, after which he looked ill at ease next time at Musselburgh. He's clearly had his problems and probably 'bounced' the last day but boasts strong credentials at his best. Rock Supreme, better last time, is not ruled out off topweight.
Rock Supreme (IRE) 14-1 (9-6) Held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased winner over 1f out until entering final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Oetzi (9-2) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Spes Nostra 3-1 (8-7) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 6, 7l behind Classic Colori (9-7) at Musselburgh 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Gold Show 6-1 (9-3) In touch, outpaced 3f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Robert The Painter (9-9) at Beverley 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Day of Destiny (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) In rear, ridden and headway 3f out, no impression final 2f, 7th of 8, 18l behind Tuscan Fun (8-6) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Buster Brown (IRE) 11-2 (9-4) Mid-division, chased leaders over 2f out, kept on same pace, no impression inside final furlong, 7th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Arc Light (9-5) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Discay 6-1 (8-3) Stumbled start, in rear, pushed along over 3f out, headway over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, never on terms, 5th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Classic Punch (9-3) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) fm.
Morocco 12-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, faded final furlong, 5th of 7, 19l behind Mankini (9-1) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Jonny Lesters Hair (IRE) 15-2 (9-1) Chased leader, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 11, 12l behind Ingleby Angel (9-5) at Redcar 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Nakuru Breeze (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Tracked leader, hard ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 13th of 15, 29l behind Sweetnessandlight (9-7) at Thirsk 1m 3yo sll hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul '12.
Vicky Valentine 13-2 (8-3) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 4f out, soon weakened, last of 7, 34l behind Regal Hawk (9-0) at Carlisle 1m 1f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.