A tough one to call and MISARO is only a speculative selection to get the better of Filligree, Even Bolder and Desperate Dan. The last named has been a revelation of late and has done his connections proud. Quite whether he can go to the well and lap up another victory from his current mark is debatable, though. Even Bolder has only ever won at the height of summer and has been expensive to follow. Still, he is not without ability and can be on the premises at this level. As can Filligree, who gave Desperate Dan weight and a beating earlier in the month; so has a live chance of dishing out a repeat dose. However, she is 3lb high and, as she is now on a career highest mark, she is reluctantly passed over for win only purposes. This time in favour of Misaro, who is back on a winning mark and, as he can be guaranteed to go hell-for-leather from the start, the mount of William Carson is taken as a solid betting proposition today.
Filligree (IRE) 3-1fav (9-8) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, switched right, ridden, led well inside final furlong, ran on, won at Bath 6f hcp 0-85 (4) fm beating Desperate Dan (9-0) by 1 1/2l, 5 ran.
Misaro (GER) 7-2 (9-9) Led, headed over 2f out, soon lost 2nd, 3rd and stayed on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Desperate Dan (8-6) at Bath 6f hcp 0-85 (4) fm in May.
Even Bolder 20-1 (9-9) Chased leader to over 1f out, losing place when squeezed out soon after, 8th of 11, 9l behind Blue Jack (9-8) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Johnstown Lad (IRE) 16-1 (8-4) Prominent, close up in 2nd halfway, ridden in 4th 2f out, no extra and soon weakened, last of 14, 25l behind Nanotech (9-2) at Navan 5f hcp 0-100 sft in May.
Artistic License (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Soon pushed along in rear, ridden over 2f out, kept on, never dangerous, 4th of 6, 6l behind Doric Lady (8-11) at Leicester 6f (4) gf in May.
Desperate Dan 3-1fav (9-0) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, ridden 1f out, headed well inside final furlong, 2nd of 5, 1 1/2l behind Filligree (9-8) at Bath 6f hcp 0-85 (4) fm.
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.
What Katie Did (IRE) 13-2 (9-6) Led 2f, weakening when not much room over 1f out, 15th of 17, 17l behind Sands Crooner (8-13) at Warwick 5f hcp 0-70 (5) fm in May.
Golden Dixie (USA) 14-1 (9-7) In touch until outpaced 2f out, 8th of 10, 7l behind Sherjawy (8-4) at Goodwood 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Harry Up 4-5fav (9-12) Made all, led, pressed over 2f out, ridden 1f out, ran on and asserted towards finish, won at Wolverhampton 5f clm stks (6) pol in May beating Desperate Dan (9-6) by 1 1/2l, 7 ran.
Shadow Bay (IRE) 11-2 (9-2) Soon well detached in rear, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 6th of 8, 4l behind Hi Shinko (9-0) at Folkestone 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.