The handicapper is taking no chances with Aegaeus and has raised him another 6lb for finishing second at Kempton last month. He should still figure but CLON BRULEE could prove better value. The latter hasn't raced since September but made a winning return at Haydock last year and looks capable of winning off his current mark this season. Amaze has won over track and trip and could get involved dropped in class today. He makes more appeal than Gala Casino Star and Satanic Beat, who never got near the winner despite finishing third and fourth respectively at Musselburgh last time.
Amaze 10-1 (9-3) Held up, ridden over 3f out, never a factor, 8th of 12, 10l behind Tres Coronas (9-1) at Chester 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gs.
Aegaeus 5-6fav (8-13) Tracked leaders, pressing leader when struck by rivals whip over 1f out, shaken up to lead approching final furlong, headed inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Tadabeer (8-13) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Apr.
Gala Casino Star (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Towards rear, headway on outer over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 7l behind Next Edition (8-6) at Musselburgh 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Demolition 25-1 (9-3) Chased leader until pushed along over 3f out, soon weakened, tailed off, last of 7, 36l behind Sheikhzayedroad (9-2) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Apr.
Assizes 6-1 (8-2) Keen tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 21l behind Sir John Hawkwood (9-1) at Chester 1m 2f hcp 0-105 (2) gf.
Clon Brulee (IRE) 9-2 (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, effort entering final furlong, ran on, 3rd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Eastern Destiny (8-8) at Chester 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gs in Sep.
Satanic Beat (IRE) 11-4 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 9, 8l behind Next Edition (8-6) at Musselburgh 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Colinca's Lad (IRE) 11-8fav (9-12) Led 2f, chased winner until halfway, ridden, no impression 2f out, weakened, 4th of 5, 16l behind Cantor (8-5) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f app hcp (5) sft in Jul.
Tetbury (USA) 12-1 (9-9) Held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on, 4th of 10, 8l behind Renew (8-9) at Thirsk 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gf.
Merchant Of Medici 20-1 (9-6) Always towards rear, never on terms, 13th of 16, 16l behind Dolphin Rock (9-6) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Apr.