Imperator Augustus made rapid strides last year but didn't escape the notice of the handicapper and is 10lb higher on his seasonal bow. He had SWIFTLY DONE just behind when second at Musselburgh in September but the latter can re-oppose on much better terms and Declan Carroll's charge gets the token vote in a wide-open race. Al Muheer and Nibani won their penultimate starts but failed to figure off higher marks last time while The Osteopath has been well beaten in a couple of starts since scoring over 7f here last month. Sound Amigo and Just Bond look best of the rest.
Orbit The Moon (IRE) 33-1 (9-1) Held up, weakened over 2f out, 14th of 15, 36l behind Neutrafa (8-8) at Nottingham 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Apr.
Swiftly Done (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) Chased leaders, headway to chase leader over 2f out until over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 9, 18l behind European Dream (8-13) at Ayr 1m 1f hcp 0-90 (3) hvy in Oct.
Imperator Augustus (IRE) 11-4fav (8-13) In touch, smooth headway over 2f out, soon led, quickened over 1f out, readily, won at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Sep beating Boy The Bell (8-10) by 5l, 10 ran.
Day Of The Eagle (IRE) 25-1 (9-7) Dwelt, always behind, last of 14, 26l behind Orpsie Boy (9-0) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Just Bond (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Steadied start, towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 17, 3 1/2l behind Abidhabidubai (8-10) at Redcar 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Apr.
Sound Amigo (IRE) 3-1fav (9-6) In touch, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 9, 6l behind Powerful Presence (9-3) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Apr.
I'm Super Too (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Held up in touch, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 7l behind Toto Skyllachy (9-4) at Beverley 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Glenridding 22-1 (9-5) Tracked leader until halfway, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, eased final furlong, 12th of 13, 34l behind Viva Ronaldo (9-6) at Chester 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Vito Volterra (IRE) 28-1 (9-3) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened quickly over 1f out, 14th of 16, 31l behind Oriental Scot (9-1) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gs in Sep.
Dolphin Rock 7-1 (9-0) Held up in mid-division, pushed along and lost place over 2f out, tailed off, 16th of 17, well behind Memory Cloth (8-13) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-90 (3) sft in Apr.
Al Muheer (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Hampered start in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 5th of 13, 4l behind Viva Ronaldo (9-6) at Chester 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Ginger Jack 11-1 (9-2) Always behind, 17th of 19, 15l behind Dhaular Dhar (8-12) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Oct.
Nibani (IRE) 4-1 (9-8) Started slowly, held up last, some headway on outside over 3f out, wide on bend 3f out, no progress final 2f, last of 7, 8l behind Focail Maith (9-7) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
The Osteopath (IRE) 9-2fav (9-0) Mid-division, clipped heels over 5f out, soon lost place, headway on outside halfway, not clear run over 2f out, switched left and effort over 1f out, never on terms, 6th of 14, 5l behind Orpsie Boy (9-0) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.