VALYRIAN STEEL overcame a slow start to make a winning debut over 1m2f at Newcastle and with that experience under his belt, he looks like the one they all have to beat in this contest. Second at Newcastle was Wise Glory, who has won twice since and is now rated 84, so the form is solid. Ayr runner-up Ricksen and Al Khabeer, who wears cheekpieces for the first time, might be left to fight it out for minor honours.
2e 2|AL KHABEER|78
4e 3|CAPTAIN VAN DYKE|51