Goes particularly well here with two wins and a second from three starts. Ran well over the C&D on reappearance, was then well-tried at Newbury and better than the bare result when unable to quicken on soft at Newmarket. Back to a fair mark.
Not far behind Percy's Word here before another solid run at York, however worryingly tailed off down in trip last start and needs to bounce back.
Record over this C&D now reads 41252 and after a narrow defeat is now 2lb higher than when second in this race last year. Has to be delivered as late as possible and likely to be involved again.
Physically impressive and progressive but is moving up another 3lb due to a run of very consistent form. Needs to prove he needs this further step up in distance but likely he hasn't stopped improving.
Fifth in this last year off 6lb higher and just touched off Velvet Revolution to end a long losing run. More required to win off 3lb higher in this tougher grade but can go well again.
Caused a surprise when touching off Percy's Word here but held off 3lb higher again over this C&D. Likely to find a couple too good again off current mark.
Last win came back in 2014 and although a Listed performer at his best, he continues to struggle despite a falling mark and remains best watched.
Sky Eagle (13/8), Percy's Word (7/4), Alfredo (13/2), Velvet Revolution (7/1), Arab Moon (12/1), Age Of Wisdom (14/1), Gavlar (14/1), Continuum (20/1)