The only top weight to win this in the last 10 years went on to Group 2 glory, so that shows the magnitude of the task for Irish raider Aikido, who returned to action with a second win on the all-weather at Dundalk in April. Showalong won a novice stakes here last year and travelled beautifully to score at Chester last time, but he may prefer more give in the ground so JADWAL gets the vote. Charles Hills' gelding had First Folio (fifth), Bickerstaffe (ninth), Seven Brothers (11th) and Barney's Bay (13th) behind when second at Newmarket last time and could be good enough to defy a 7lb higher mark. Novice stakes winners Skyrunner and Dark Shift also warrant attention.
2e 7|FIRST FOLIO|96
4e 3|UNCLE JUMBO|95