Folk Tune is quirky but has been enjoying himself over hurdles during the winter while Euston Square came back to form when second at Haydock last week. The consistent Chatterer is a rare runner here for Lambourn handler Marcus Tregoning and Hail Bold Chief only found Raleigh Quay half-a-length too good when favourite at Hamilton a week ago, though he may struggle to beat C&D scorer Bright Applause on a line through the winner. King's Counsel has also been successful over track and trip but BAVARIAN NORDIC looks worth an interest in this off bottom weight. It's a long time since he got his head in front but is well treated now as a result and his latest third at Newcastle suggested his turn wasn't far away again.
Chatterer (IRE) 9-1 (9-5) Raced keenly prominent, led and overall leader over 3f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, just held on to 2nd, 2nd of 18, nk behind Knowe Head (9-4) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Euston Square 4-1 (8-9) Slowly in to stride, held up in last pair, pushed along on inside and outpaced 3f out, switched right over 1f out, stayed on strongly inside final furlong, went 2nd and closed on winner close home, just held, 2nd of 7, nk behind St Ignatius (8-3) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Come Here Yew (IRE) 13-2 (8-12) Prominent and took keen hold, pushed along over 4f out, ridden over 3f out, faded inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 9l behind Al Furat (8-4) at Redcar 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Mazij 22-1 (9-2) Tracked leader, lost place 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 22l behind Achalas (9-5) at Salisbury 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
King's Counsel (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) Tracked leader, led over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 4th of 11, 1 1/2l behind O Ma Lad (9-3) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Fossgate 25-1 (8-11) Mid-division, outpaced over 3f out, stayed on final furlong, never nearer, 8th of 14, 10l behind Tartan Gigha (9-5) at Carlisle 1m 3f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Bright Applause 11-1 (8-9) With leader, challenged over 3f out, led 3f out, kept on well inside final furlong, won at Ripon 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May beating Raleigh Quay (8-7) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.
Skyfire 14-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, outpaced over 4f out, kept on same pace final 2f, never on terms, 5th of 8, 7l behind Landaman (9-13) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Hail Bold Chief (USA) 11-4fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden to press winner entering final furlong, ran on but always looked held, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Raleigh Quay (9-2) at Hamilton 1m 3f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Folk Tune (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) Held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, one pace from over 1f out, 6th of 16, 6l behind Soprano (8-11) at Thirsk 2m hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Aug.
Sally Friday (IRE) 22-1 (9-3) Held up in rear, headway from over 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 15th of 18, 21l behind Sedgwick (8-10) at Doncaster 1m 4f app hcp 0-70 (5) gd in May.
Tobrata 8-1 (9-2) Raced wide held up, ridden over 3f out, never a factor, 7th of 8, 11l behind Maybeme (8-10) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Bavarian Nordic (USA) 20-1 (8-7) In touch, headway over 3f out, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra closing stages, 3rd of 18, 1l behind Sedgwick (8-10) at Doncaster 1m 4f app hcp 0-70 (5) gd in May.