A big field separated by only 5lb in the handicap so an apprentice's claim will prove a big help. That brings Whozthecat and Another Try into the equation along with the lightly-raced Prodigality lurking at the bottom of the weights with Darren Egan on board. Green Park could also figure while Mandalay King and Toby Tyler are recent winners of this contest though the latter is preferred on recent form. However, BALDEMAR is reunited with Paul Hanagan here having gone close under the champion jockey in a tougher sprint at Epsom last month. A similar effort in this company would see him go very close and it could be his turn today.
Medici Time 10-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, headway halfway, chased leaders over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 15, 4l behind Jedward (9-2) at Newmarket 5f hcp 0-90 (3) sft.
Green Park (IRE) 8-1 (8-5) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, headway entering final furlong, kept on, 4th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Silvanus (9-3) at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-95 (3) sft.
Whozthecat (IRE) 11-2 (8-9) Led early, tracked leaders, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 8l behind Steps (9-10) at Newmarket 5f hcp 0-95 (3) sft.
Wildcat Wizard (USA) 20-1 (9-10) Held up, always in rear, last of 11, 21l behind Head Space (9-7) at Ayr 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jun.
Another Try (IRE) 40-1 (8-5) Mid-division, lost place before halfway, 13th of 19, 35l behind Sam Nombulist (8-8) at York 7f hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Jun.
Defence Council (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, headway over 1f out, one pace, 5th of 8, 11l behind Elusive Prince (9-8) at Chester 6f hcp 0-90 (3) sft.
Baldemar 8-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, pushed along over 2f out, soon lost place, 7th of 8, 16l behind Elusive Prince (9-8) at Chester 6f hcp 0-90 (3) sft.
Julius Geezer (IRE) 85-40 (10-1) Held up in touch, ridden 2f out, no impression, 4th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Barkston Ash (9-2) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Eland Ally 14-1 (9-4) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, soon eased, last of 13, 10l behind Bosun Breese (8-13) at Redcar 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Toby Tyler 20-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, stayed on inside final furlong, went 4th near finish, 4th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Spinatrix (9-9) at Ayr 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Lucky Numbers (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Rearing in stalls, slowly into stride, always in rear, 10th of 12, 15l behind King Of Eden (9-2) at Chester 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Cocktail Charlie 7-2 (9-10) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Cruise Tothelimit (8-11) at Haydock 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
Barney McGrew (IRE) 8-1 (9-10) In touch in 5th on inside, pushed along halfway, no extra over 1f out, 6th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Noverre To Go (9-10) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Kellys Eye (IRE) 6-1 (8-13) Raced stands side, chased leaders, pushed along halfway, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 14, 15l behind Fast Shot (9-3) at Ripon 6f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Apr.
Captain Scooby 9-1 (9-6) Dwelt, pushed along towards rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 6th of 8, 6l behind Cruise Tothelimit (8-11) at Haydock 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
Dominium (USA) 14-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, effort 2f out, ridden to challenge and every chance over 1f out, no extra final 100 yards, lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 11, 2 1/4l behind Amitola (9-4) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Showboating (IRE) 11-2 (8-13) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, ran on inside finalf urlong, unable to reach leaders, 6th of 15, 4 1/2l behind Jedward (9-2) at Newmarket 5f hcp 0-90 (3) sft.
Mandalay King (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Started slowly, outpaced in rear, some headway centre over 1f out, never on terms, 5th of 9, 6l behind Best Trip (9-0) at Carlisle 5f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Jun.
Barkston Ash 10-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened towards finish, 7th of 15, 2 1/4l behind El Mcglynn (7-13) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-80 (4) sft.
Prodigality 11-2 (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden to lead and overall leader over 1f out, driven and hung left inside final furlong, headed final strides, 2nd of 14, nk behind Errigal Lad (8-2) at Nottingham 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Jun.