DZESMIN makes some each-way appeal ahead of the likes of Serious Impact and Rosbay. Kensington Oval was well touted last season but could be artificially short as a result given that he has disappointed twice since winning his maiden but he cannot be written off. Serious Impact was very impressive when winning his maiden and is a horse of some potential but this is a completely different ball game and it makes some sense to try and take him on. The booking of a talented apprentice for Rosbay takes the eye and he's entitled to come on for the run but he hasn't eased in the weights despite being an infrequent winner. King Fingal should stay this far and rates highly with the yard going well, Island Vista got the better of Duncan in a maiden but ran poorly on both subsequent starts and needs to return to her best whilst Spring Jim has course and distance form to his name and may have found the run coming too quickly when disappointing last time. Paul Hanagan will need to be at the top of his game if Dzesmin is to negate his high draw but it can be done and that should be factored into his price. He ran poorly when a beaten favourite on his reappearance but he may not have handled the surface at Southwell and should appreciate the return to grass. He never featured in last year's renewal but has run well over this course and distance and Dzesmin is a versatile sort who could fare better this time around.
Stand Guard 33-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened well over 2f out, 19th of 20, 16l behind Duncan (9-7) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (2) gd in Apr.
Kensington Oval 6-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride, always behind, 11th of 12, 13l behind Night Crescendo (8-10) at Ascot 1m 4f hcap (2) gd in Sep.
Rosbay (IRE) 15-8 (9-5) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden and challenged over 1f out, not quicken towards finish, 2nd of 4, 1 1/4l behind Raucous (8-5) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Apr.
Spring Jim 3-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 10l behind Redesignation (9-4) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Apr.
Birkside 25-1 (9-1) Prominent, ridden along 3f out, one pace until weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 7l behind Empowered (9-1) at Chester 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Dzesmin (POL) 11-8fav (9-2) Chased leading pair, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened, last of 5, 13l behind Majehar (8-6) at Southwell 1m 3f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Mar.
Serious Impact (USA) 5-2 (9-13) Steadied start, held up mid-division, ridden over 3f out, outpaced over 2f out, switched left over 1f out, headway entering final furlong, ran on to lead towards finish, won at Leicester 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gf in Apr beating Qelaan (8-5) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.
Kingsdale Orion (IRE) 9-1 (8-11) In touch on outer, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 12, 16l behind Unbreak My Heart (9-4) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Apr.
Wellington Square 5-4fav (9-0) Held up in rear, headway over 3f out, chased leader over 2f out, slightly hampered inside final furlong, no extra, 5th of 7, 2 3/4l behind Folio (8-7) at Great Leighs 1m 2f hcp (4) pol in Dec.
Island Vista 4-1fav (8-11) Held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 14l behind Spring Dream (9-2) at Newmarket 1m 4f fll hcp (3) gs in Oct.
King Fingal (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Held up mid-division, headway over 3f out, stayed on to lead towards finish, won at Pontefract 1m 2f hcap (5) gs in Oct beating Dream Of Olwyn (8-3) by 1 1/4l, 17 ran.
Overrule (USA) 2-1fav (9-11) Held up in rear, headway 3f out, switched left and quickened to lead briefly 2f out, headed well over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 4th of 8, 3l behind Hawk Mountain (9-1) at Doncaster 1m 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Force Group (IRE) 13-2fav (8-10) In touch, chased winner over 3f out, every chance inside final furlong, just held final 100 yards, 2nd of 16, nk behind Spirit of Adjisa (8-11) at Bath 1m 4f hcap (4) gs in Oct.
Cyborg 16-1 (9-2) Prominent, led after 3f, ridden and hung left over 2f out, weakened and headed 1f out, 4th of 11, 2l behind Run For Ede's (8-5) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Apr.
Tres Froide (FR) (9-2) won at Le Croise-Laroche(FR) 1m 1f stk hvy in Nov, 15 ran.
Mesbaah (IRE) 12-1 (8-5) Towards rear, never dangerous, last of 11, 18l behind Irish Pearl (9-1) at Southwell 6f hcp (4) fbs in Oct.
Dazzling Light (UAE) 7-2 (9-2) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Caerlaverock (9-12) at Hamilton 1m 3f mdn auc stks (5) gd.
All In The Red (IRE) 9-1 (8-6) Held up mid-division, headway over 5f out, chased leaders over 2f out, never able to challenge, 5th of 7, 10l behind Persian Peril (8-11) at Southwell 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs.
Gifted Leader (USA) 33-1 (10-0) In touch, pushed along 3f out, weakened 2f out, 5th of 15, 11l behind Libel Law (8-11) at Windsor 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gf in Apr.
Smugglers Bay (IRE) 17-2 (8-9) Dwelt and held up in rear, ridden along 3f out, one pace final 2f, 5th of 6, 4l behind Snowed Under (9-4) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.