Sardanapalus has yet to prove he stays today's distance though he has won over 7f here. Cruiser has been running well on Polytrack but hasn't scored on this surface since 2010 while dual 7f winner Kuwait Star was tailed off on his reappearance. It's A Mans World has won three times at the course though looks high enough in the weights at present but Blue Maisey and Star City are capable of figuring off their current marks. The consistent NO DOMINION looks the most likely to run his race after finishing second at Haydock on his return and James Given's charge gets the nod.
Sardanapalus 14-1 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 2f out, stayed on to take 2nd inside final furlong, no impression on winner, 2nd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Mont Ras (10-0) at Redcar 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Fred Archer (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Chased leaders on inner early, no threat from halfway, eased when beaten inside final furlong, 13th of 14, 24l behind Below Zero (8-11) at Dundalk 6f hcp pol in Aug '11.
Cruiser 8-1 (8-13) Took keen hold, held up in touch, outpaced 3f out, headway on outside over 1f out, strong run inside final furlong, went 2nd close home, not quite pace of winner, 2nd of 6, nk behind Mia's Boy (9-2) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Apr.
It's A Mans World 4-1 (9-11) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, soon switched right, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 2 1/4l behind King Pin (9-9) at Newcastle 1m clm stks (6) gf in Apr.
Kuwait Star 11-2 (9-6) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 22l behind Special Mix (8-12) at Pontefract 1m 2f app hcp (5) gf.
Ellaal 50-1 (9-4) Held up, ridden over 3f out, well beaten over 1f out, 8th of 10, 21l behind Mont Ras (10-0) at Redcar 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
No Dominion (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) Prominent, led over 2f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 12, 2l behind Lord Of The Dance (8-12) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Apr.
Brigadoon 10-1 (9-10) Slowly away, behind and outpaced, 7th of 11, 5l behind Karaka Jack (10-2) at Doncaster 7f ldy hcp (4) gf in Apr.
Exceedexpectations 11-2 (9-1) Chased leaders, went 3rd going well over 2f out, ridden and went 2nd 1f out until inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, lost 3rd towards finish, 4th of 9, 4l behind Lowther (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Apr.
Who's Shirl 9-2 (9-1) Held up towards rear, headway on inside over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Finesse (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f fll hcp (0-75) (3yo+) (5) pol in Nov.
Cono Zur (FR) 13-2 (8-13) Led 1f, tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 12, 11l behind Lord Of The Dance (8-12) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Apr.
Blue Maisey 6-1 (9-0) Behind, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no impression, 6th of 10, 7l behind Eutropius (9-3) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
West Leake Hare (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, driven before halfway, effort over 1f out, soon no impression, 3rd of 10, 8l behind Cara's Request (8-7) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Star City (IRE) 15-2 (8-8) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, ridden 3f out, edged left and lost place over 1f out, 5th of 10, 5l behind Whispered Times (8-7) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr.
Aquarian Spirit 20-1 (8-13) Slowly away, chased leaders stand side, hung left and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 15, 21l behind Spavento (9-5) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Apr.