Steps made a promising reappearance at Goodwood and built on that when successful at Thirsk. But both of those races were over 5f and he's proved vulnerable over this trip in the past. Piscean has only been raised a couple of pounds for a recent win at Goodwood but will find this a stiffer test while Poole Harbour is 5lb higher than when just beaten at Newbury and prefers a faster surface. DUNGANNON was the subject of a gamble at York but got taken off his feet over that fast 5f. This should be more to his liking and he's handicapped to win if back to his best. Joe Packet is a bit of enigma but also has the ability to figure and makes more appeal than Harrison George, who looks to be on a downward spiral.
Joe Packet 16-1 (9-4) In touch, lost place 2f out, 14th of 16, 10l behind Hallelujah (9-2) at Newbury 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gf in May.
Poole Harbour (IRE) 9-2 (8-11) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, led over 1f out, headed inside final furong, soon rallied, just failed, 2nd of 16, ns behind Hallelujah (9-2) at Newbury 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gf in May.
Steps (IRE) 4-1 (8-8) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, led and edged left inside final furlong, kept on, won at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-100 (2) sft in May beating Bosun Breese (8-7) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.
Khubala (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, ran on strongly, never nearer, 6th of 16, 4l behind Hallelujah (9-2) at Newbury 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gf in May.
Tioman Legend 25-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, headway when hampered over 1f out, pushed along and ran on inside final furlong, never nearer, 8th of 15, 2 1/2l behind Yeeoow (9-2) at Ascot 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in May.
Dungannon 6-1fav (8-11) Held up, pushed along halfway, stayed on inside final furlong, not reach leaders, 7th of 15, 3 1/2l behind Ancient Cross (8-10) at York 5f hcp 0-105 (2) gd in May.
B Fifty Two (IRE) 33-1 (9-6) Mid-division, some headway near side over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 12th of 15, 6l behind Yeeoow (9-2) at Ascot 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in May.
Esprit de Midas 40-1 (8-13) Raced centre held up, never afactor, 13th of 21, 12l behind Idler (8-5) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Sep.
Tropics (USA) 5-2fav (9-6) Chased leader, led inside final 2f, ridden over 1f out, clear and ran on strongly inside final furlong, eased close home, won at Windsor 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May beating Peace Seeker (9-1) by 4l, 11 ran.
L'ami Louis (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) Raced alone more towards far side, led, ridden and headed well over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 13th of 15, 7l behind Yeeoow (9-2) at Ascot 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in May.
Piscean (USA) 25-1 (9-0) Held up in rear of main group, headway centre 2f out, went 3rd over 1f out, strong challenge inside final furlong, ridden to lead post, won at Goodwood 6f hcp 105 (2) gd in May beating Prodigality (9-9) by ns, 7 ran.
Spirit of Sharjah (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) In touch in chasing group, ridden 3f out, no impression, 9th of 14, 12l behind Directorship (9-4) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gd in May.
Harrison George (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Chased leading pair, went 2nd 3f out until inside final 2f, stayed chasing leaders and one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 2 1/2l behind Magic City (8-11) at Goodwood 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.