Regular course visitors, Elusive Warrior, Ubenkor and Crocodile Bay take each other on again and the former should come out best here. Polytrack winner Nacho Libre has claims on his best form but didn't fire in two previous starts on this surface and Zarius looks a safer option given he won over a mile at this track last month. But, in an open contest, a chance is taken on BEL CANTOR. He won over C&D at this time last year off a 21lb higher mark and has shown signs over 6f recently that a return to form is imminent.
Elusive Warrior (USA) 2-1fav (8-10) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, headway over 1f out, kept on to chase winner inside final furlong, no chance, 2nd of 5, 4l behind General Tufto (9-3) at Southwell 1m sell stks (6) fbs.
Ubenkor (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, led over 4f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 8, 7l behind Bentley (9-3) at Southwell 1m hacp 0-70 (5) fbs.
Nacho Libre 12-1 (8-10) Soon led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 10, 9l behind Woolfall Sovereign (9-4) at Wolverhampton 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.
Wigram's Turn (USA) 6-1 (9-3) In touch, headway to track leader over 5f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 10, 13l behind Woolfall Sovereign (9-4) at Wolverhampton 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.
Amno Dancer (IRE) 9-2fav (9-4) In rear, headway on inside when checked 3f out, never dangerous, 9th of 11, 19l behind Broughtons Swinger (8-11) at Leicester 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jun.
Bel Cantor 3-1 (8-10) With leaders, ridden halfway, slightly outpaced over 1f out, rallied to go 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 5l behind Final Salute (8-12) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-65 (6) fbs.
Bob Stock (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Always in rear, 11th of 13, 8l behind Cheddar George (9-4) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Zarius 3-1 (8-11) Led after 1f, headed 2f out, soon ridden, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 6l behind Intyre Trail (9-7) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Jan.
Spinning Ridge (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 4th of 11, 1 1/4l behind Welcome Approach (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Convince (USA) 15-2 (9-2) Slowly into stride, in rear, driven over 3f out, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 13, 6l behind Attrition (8-10) at Southwell 6f hcp (0-55) (6) fbs.
Zeffirelli 13-2 (9-4) Prominent, ridden 3f out, not quicken 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, 10th of 14, 10l behind West Leake (9-4) at Kempton 7f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Crocodile Bay (IRE) 7-1 (8-8) Dwelt pulled hard, tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 4th of 5, 13l behind General Tufto (9-3) at Southwell 1m sell stks (6) fbs.
Muqalad (IRE) 4-1fav (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 3rd of 13, 5l behind Attrition (8-10) at Southwell 6f hcp (0-55) (6) fbs.
Wotatomboy 40-1 (8-7) In touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, soon eased, 12th of 14, 45l behind Clumber Place (8-13) at Newcastle 7f fll hcp (5) hvy in Sep.