Smart performer (good as ever in 2017) winner of four races over 5f at Listed/Group 3 level (completed a hat-trick last three races of 2017). Showed that all his speed/zest was intact on his return in Group 2 at Haydock; as good as ever aged 11.
Smart handicapper who takes his chance at this level for the first time having run consistently well this season. His win 98 at York in May amongst his best runs; unable to get to the front at Musselburgh last time but lost nothing in defeat.
Odds-on when taking this last year (beat two rivals) this will be more of a test this time. Ran well on his return at Newmarket (better than finishing position) and had no luck in-running last time at Haydock; strong pace will suit and respected.
Winner of this two years ago (2/1f) that remains his only C&D win from 8 attempts (rated 106 at the time).Slipped in the weights since then he hinted at a revival when midfield n a tough York handicap. Draw and tactics against him last time.
Useful handicapper although his losing run is starting to mount; last win came on AW (Tapeta). Not quite hit the same heights since with the handicapper giving him a chance but he'll need to find more here to trouble the principals.
Judicial (10/11), El Astronaute (2/1), Take Cover (9/2), Line Of Reason (14/1), Robot Boy (25/1)