CAPE QUARTER looks to be the one on here, and is selected at the expense of Handsome Falcon and Come And Go. Willie Haggas' charge is having only his third run, and is by far the least experienced. A winner on his last run, albeit on the Fibresand at Southwell, he's got nearly a stone in hand on the top weight, Snow Bay. He's the yard's only runner on the card, so they must think it's worth the diesel to come so far north. He may be held up to pounce late, and he certainly stays on strongly, so the step up in trip shouldn't be a problem. Another winner last time out is Come And Go, who won a lower grade contest over course and distance a week ago, for which he's gone up 5lbs. Handsome Falcon has obvious ability, and from a positive draw, but he's never won off such a high mark, but has previously got on well with Freddie Tylicki, who rides him for the first time in 18 months. You can make a case for a number, but if stripping fit following a winter's schooling, we think it'll go the way of Cape Quarter.
Snow Bay 7-1 (8-11) Soon led, headed and hung left under pressure over 1f out, rallied, held when hampered closing stages, 5th of 14, 1 3/4l behind Ezdeyaad (8-12) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Apr.
Handsome Falcon 7-2 (9-0) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Danehillsundance (8-5) at Beverley 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Come And Go (UAE) 10-1 (9-4) Tracked leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, kept on well, won at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd beating Shadowtime (8-7) by 1 1/4l, 18 ran.
Charlie Cool 4-1fav (8-7) Led, strong pace, 6 lengths clear before halfway, headed over 2f out, soon faded, last of 8, 17l behind Oneofapear (8-11) at Ripon 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Arizona John (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 13th of 16, 14l behind Just Bond (8-10) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Apr.
Johnmanderville 12-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened well over 1f out, 12th of 16, 12l behind Just Bond (8-10) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Apr.
Sacrilege 33-1 (8-8) Slowly into stride, behind, ridden and outpaced 3f out, never dangerous, last of 8, 22l behind Elusive Fame (9-1) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-80 (4) fbs.
Cape Quarter (USA) 5-6fav (9-3) Held up in touch, led over 1f out, driven out, won at Southwell 7f 3yo mdn stks (5) fbs in Nov beating Tobrata (8-10) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Bucephalus (IRE) 33-1 (8-0) Held up in rear and keen, pushed along over 3f out, no impression, 6th of 8, 5l behind Ahlawy (8-8) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.