Compton Spirit was second over course and distance earlier this month and appears to have the plum draw. Bilash made a winning reappearance over track and trip in May and is only 2lb higher while Hamis Al Bin won at Brighton last month. The latter's stablemate, Volcanic Dust, also has a chance while Kyllachy Storm is back on his favourite course and it would be no surprise if he popped up here again before the end of the season. THE NAME IS FRANK may offer more value today, however, as this is probably his best trip and he's well drawn as well as having a promising 7lb claimer on board.
Alpha Delta Whisky 7-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden and edged left inside final 2f, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Langley Vale (9-3) at Brighton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) fm in Jun.
Bilash 16-1 (8-7) Led 1f, prominent, led again over 2f out, held on well, won at Bath 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May beating Italian Tom (9-2) by nk, 11 ran.
Whisky Bravo 8-1 (9-11) Slowly into stride, outpaced, never on terms, 6th of 9, 11l behind Pull The Pin (8-12) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-70 (5) fbs.
Comptonspirit 20-1 (9-2) Last pair, headway on outside halfway, ran on inside final furlong, went 2nd close home, no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 4l behind Cara Gina (8-12) at Bath 6f flls hcp 0-75 (5) fm.
Hamis Al Bin (IRE) 12-1 (9-9) Mid-division on inside, headway going well when not much roon and switched right over 1f out, strong run to lead inside final furlong, won going away, won at Brighton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jun beating Ridgeway Sapphire (8-13) by 1 3/4l, 12 ran.
Athwaab 25-1 (9-12) Held up off the pace in mid-division, ridden and no progress when edged left from inside final 2f, 9th of 12, 15l behind Hamis Al Bin (9-9) at Brighton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jun.
Volcanic Dust (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Took keen hold, chased leader, ridden over 1f out, lost 2nd inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 9, 1l behind Nafa (9-4) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jun.
Kyllachy Storm 12-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 8th of 11, 4l behind Jay Bee Blue (9-6) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
The Name Is Frank 7-1 (10-7) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, ridden inside final 2f, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 10, 7l behind Loyal N Trusted (10-9) at Salisbury 7f am hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Samba Night (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 12, 5l behind Nafa (9-11) at Ffos Las 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.