The first runner is the William Haggas trained Hurricane Ivor who has been knocking on the door in races like this all season and can now finally get his head infront.
The four year old came over to Haggas this season from France and needed his debut at York when last of 12 on slow ground.
However, he bounced back to form in a big way when winning a decent handicap over 5f at Sandown next time out and he backed that up at Ascot when a close second behind the dual course winner Significantly.
Haggas entered him into the Stewards' Cup at Goodwood and the soft ground scuppered his chances, but he put that behind him last time out when a close third in a competitive handicap at the Yorkshire Ebor meeting.
Both horses ahead of him that day franked the form and that have him a big opportunity back at Doncaster in the Portland Handicap last time out.
He went on to power home late in the day to land the event off top weight and although a quick turn around or this race and up in grade, he is a horse on the up.