A tricky affair in which those at the top of the weights appeal more so than almost anything at the other end. Irish Octave is not without a chance based on recent form, though his task is no easy one off top weight. For Carmel comes here after a string of good efforts and isn’t likely to be far away, while Very Live and Kings Cross are others to consider. However, VEAUCE DE SIVOLA, who’ll receive plenty of weight from the aforementioned rivals, could be the answer. Not only has the gelding won well over C&D previously, but he turned in an effort on reappearance that suggested he could soon return to the winners’ enclosure. At the prices, the Brian Barr trained runner is the one to be on.