The trio of recent handicap winners, Yurituni, Novabridge and Kyllachy Storm, have all struggled off higher marks since though the latter's victory came over C&D and he could make another bold bid here. BLACK CADILLAC is less exposed having opened his account in a maiden over 5f last time and Andrew Balding's colt could be the one to side with today with further progress expected. Ebraam and Desert Icon are better on the all-weather and Noodles Blue Boy is badly out of sorts at present.
Noodles Blue Boy 9-1 (9-2) Chased leader standside, ridden over 2f out, led well over 1f out, kept on, no chance with farside leaders, 5th of 10, 17l behind Marvellous Value (8-8) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in May.
Yurituni 5-1 (9-6) Dwelt, held up towards rear on inner, headway 1f out, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 10, 3l behind Verinco (9-2) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Ebraam (USA) 7-2 (8-12) Held up in last pair, driven over 1f out, stayed on between horses inside final furlong and finished well but unable to reach winner, 3rd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Collect Art (8-8) at Bath 6f hcp 0-85 (4) fm in May.
Desert Icon (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 8th of 12, 9l behind Klynch (9-3) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in May.
Kyllachy Storm 10-3fav (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 2l behind Anjomarba (9-0) at Folkestone 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May.
Novabridge 15-2 (9-0) Went left start, chased leaders, pushed along over 2f out, no impression over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 6, 6l behind Wooden King (9-12) at Brighton 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Black Cadillac (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Dwelt in touch in rear, headway over 1f out, driven to lead final 75 yards, won at Bath 5f mdn auc stks (6) fm in May beating Ladydolly (8-6) by 3/4l, 11 ran.