ALPHA TAURI is much better here than anywhere else. All four wins to date have come over C&D and he can go in again with a 7lb claimer making his task that much easier. Anton Chigurh showed a big improvement to score at easily at Doncaster last time and can figure if taking to the surface as well as Tahnee Mara did when she was only beaten a head over track and trip last time. Only Ten Per Cent was below par behind the selection here in May but is preferred to fellow C&D winners Flying Pickets and Dark Falcon if back to his best.
Alpha Tauri (USA) 2-1fav (9-3) Chased leaders, hampered over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, kept on and lost 2nd place near finish, 3rd of 8, 3/4l behind Economic Crisis (9-12) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) sft.
Follow The Flag (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Held up, weakened over 2f out, 13th of 14, 29l behind Tilsworth Glenboy (9-9) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in May.
Anton Chigurh 9-2 (9-4) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, kept on well, won at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-75 (5) sft beating Aerodynamic (9-13) by 3l, 13 ran.
Mazovian (USA) 10-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride, soon chased leader, led over 2f out, soon ridden, clear when edged right inside final furlong, stayed on (hand timed), won at Southwell 6f hcp 0-70 (5) fbs beating Dunmore Boy (9-3) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.
Only Ten Per Cent (IRE) 6-4fav (9-5) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden and in 3rd over 1f out, one pace, 6th of 11, 12l behind Alpha Tauri (9-0) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in May.
Flying Pickets (IRE) 6-1 (8-7) Pushed along in touch, headway when not much room over 2f out, soon switched right and chased leaders, ridden to lead 1f out, strongly pressed close home, just held on, all out, won at Southwell 7f clm stks 0-75 (6) fbs beating Elusive Warrior (8-4) by ns, 9 ran.
Dark Falcon (IRE) 15-2 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 13, 39l behind Lady Loch (8-11) at Leicester 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Jun.
Tahnee Mara (IRE) 8-1 (8-8) With leader, led over 2f out, ridden inside final 2f, soon hard pressed, kept on under pressure, headed narrowly and no extra towards finish, 2nd of 9, hd behind Ursula (9-2) at Southwell 7f fll hcp (0-75) (3yo+) (5) fbs.