A tricky end to proceedings on account of the fast ground. Sleeper Class scored over track and trip last month but has yet to encounter good to firm and the same comment applies to JAEGER TRAIN. But a chance is taken on Karl Burke's Southwell winner as he's less exposed than most and Joey Haynes 5lb allowance could make all the difference. Sandra's Diamond, Heroique and Signore Piccolo are similar in that all three have won in soft ground and have struggled off higher marks subsequently.
Signore Piccolo 12-1 (8-8) Raced towards near side, led, headed approaching final 2f, chased leaders, ridden and weakened quickly over 1f out, 12th of 19, 17l behind G Force (9-4) at York 5f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in May.
Sandra's Diamond (IRE) 11-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, hung right and no impression over 1f out, modest 4th well inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 8l behind Divine (9-0) at Hamilton 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in May.
Heroique (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Led, ridden 2f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on near finish, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Rural Celebration (9-5) at Ripon 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) hvy.
Jaeger Train (IRE) 3-1fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 1f out, ridden and no impression inside final furlong, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 10, 2l behind Inyordreams (9-6) at Doncaster 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in May.
Aspirant 33-1 (9-6) Led until 3f out, soon ridden chasing leaders, weakened well over 1f out, 7th of 8, 20l behind Bognor (8-7) at Southwell 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) fbs.
Sleeper Class 8-1 (8-0) Tracked leaders, led and pressed from over 1f out, ridden and ran on, always holding rival, won at Ayr 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in May beating Foxy Clarets (9-4) by hd, 7 ran.
Spirit Of Alsace (IRE) 33-1 (8-3) Missed break, held up in rear, not much room over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never any threat, 6th of 12, 6l behind Bunce (9-4) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.