A 6lb penalty makes life tough for Hypnotic and he is passed over in favour of ALL YOU NEED with Pianoforte and Emperor's Well taken to run well. The selection has David Kenny back on board this afternoon, and the partnership were successful two starts back at Leicester on quick ground. The gelding then ran well under Stefania Gondola at Hamilton and is evidently in good heart; he can win off this mark of 55. Libre has been holding his form well, as has Pianoforte who drops in trip this afternoon which looks a good move. Bentley looks well-handicapped, as does Emperor's Well although his time may come when dropped another couple of pounds in the weights. Astroangel and Crux are consistent but neither wins, whilst Not Now Lewis has been in good form including a decent effort behind Hansomis recently at Carlisle and the step back up to seven furlongs looks right. Nothing leaps off the page here but the vote goes to All You Need.
Hypnotic 4-1 (9-7) Made all, driven clear well over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Brighton 1m (6) gf beating Lady Florence (9-0) by 2 1/2l, 11 ran.
Riverside 40-1 (9-2) Raced alone towards stand side, ridden, lost place over 3f out, soon behind, 16th of 19, 42l behind Charlevoix (9-1) at Redcar 1m 3yo hcp (6) gf in May '08.
All You Need (IRE) 20-1 (10-8) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 15, 4l behind Argentine (11-8) at Hamilton 6f (6) gf.
Libre 16-1 (9-6) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on to take 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 2l behind Takaamul (9-2) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Miss Ferney 66-1 (8-7) In touch, ridden and weakened over 3f out, 10th of 11, well behind High Ambition (9-2) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Uhuru Peak 10-1 (11-2) Mid-division, ridden and weakened 2f out, 10th of 13, 25l behind Salerosa (11-2) at Southwell 1m am hcp (6) fbs in Nov.
Pianoforte (USA) 9-1 (8-6) Raced keenly towards rear, headway on inside over 2f out, kept on final furlong, no impression, 3rd of 16, 4l behind Sunnyside Tom (9-9) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Bentley 12-1 (8-7) With winner, lost place over 2f out, soon ridden, weakened final furlong, 6th of 12, 7l behind Young Gladiator (8-3) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Desert Hunter (IRE) 9-2fav (7-10) Towards rear, effort over 3f out, no impression, 7th of 11, 11l behind Kabis Amigos (9-1) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-70 (5) fm.
Fyodorovich (USA) 40-1 (9-9) Slowly into stride, in touch until ridden and weakened final 2f, 11th of 14, 8l behind Hansomis (9-5) at Carlisle 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Emperor's Well 66-1 (8-13) Never better than mid-division, 11th of 16, 13l behind Sarwin (8-13) at Beverley 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.
Carnival Dream 40-1 (9-3) Led, headed over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 5, 6l behind Amazing Tiger (8-12) at Musselburgh 1m mdn auc stks (6) gf.
Not Now Lewis (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Towards rear, ridden halfway, stayed on final 2f, never nearer, 6th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Hansomis (9-5) at Carlisle 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Whaston (IRE) 12-1 (8-7) Tracked winner, lost place 2f out, soon ridden, one pace, no impression final furlong, 5th of 10, 12l behind Society Venue (9-3) at Carlisle 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May.
Sion Hill (IRE) 4-1 (8-5) Soon led, hung left approaching 2f out, headed well over 1f out, no chance with winner final furlong, 2nd of 14, 4l behind Sovereignty (8-4) at Kempton 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Crux 25-1 (8-0) In rear, headway 3f out, kept on well final furlong, 3rd of 18, 2l behind Montiboli (8-13) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Astroangel 5-1 (9-3) Held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on final furlong, 4th of 11, 4l behind Takaamul (9-2) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Strategic Knight (USA) 50-1 (8-7) Steadied start, held up behind, switched outside over 3f out, soon ridden and no impression, 13th of 16, 23l behind Cwm Rhondda (9-3) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp (6) gd in May.