Having banished any doubts that he acts on this ground and still goes well over six furlongs last time out THE TATLING lands the vote in this handicap ahead of Desperate Dan and Satwa Street. The pick was found just a neck wanting behind Desperate Dan in a similar race over course and distance last time and with the terms now firmly in favour of a form reverse the old boy should score. Desperate Dan, though, is a bit of a course specialist so shouldn't be ruled out completely. He does have a six pounds penalty to carry now which might be prohibitive. Satwa Street is given a weight for age allowance so needs to be respected, however his recent form has tailed of a bit while Kyllachy Storm looks unlikely to overturn the form over the leading protagonists after their last encounter. This should be a really competitive contest despite the small field with The Tatling taken to score.
Speed Song 9-1 (8-13) Dwelt, ridden halfway, never troubled leaders, 7th of 8, 3l behind Machinist (9-4) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in May.
The Tatling (IRE) 9-2 (9-4) Chased leaders on rail, went 2nd 2f out, ran on inside final furlong, strong challenge near finish, always just held, 2nd of 9, nk behind Desperate Dan (8-6) at Bath 6f hcp 0-85 (4) fm in May.
Filligree (IRE) 5-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 6, 12l behind Doric Lady (8-11) at Leicester 6f (4) gf in May.
Desperate Dan 7-1 (8-6) Dwelt, took keen hold and soon prominent, went 2nd 3f out, led over 2f out, ran on inside final furlong, always holding runner up near finish, won at Bath 6f hcp 0-85 (4) fm in May beating The Tatling (9-4) by nk, 9 ran.
Kyllachy Storm 3-1fav (8-11) Held up, pushed along and outpaced 3f out, never troubled leaders, 5th of 9, 8l behind Desperate Dan (8-6) at Bath 6f hcp 0-85 (4) fm in May.
Satwa Street (IRE) 15-2 (8-13) Narrow lead, pushed along over 2f out, hard ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 8, 8l behind Affluent (8-13) at Windsor 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.