Roger Charlton's Golden Rock is bound to be popular with backers following an improved effort on the Polytrack at Lingfield earlier this month racing off just a 1lb higher mark today but he may be better over further and preference is for FULL VICTORY, who gets the vote over Perfect Class. The Clive Cox-trained filly has been given a chance by the handicapper having slipped to a mark of 66 following his latest start behind Very Well Red over course and distance and she has to be considered. Anabel King's Daniel Thomas was not disgraced behind French Art at Pontefract last month and he makes more appeal than El Libertador, who remains a maiden after 16 starts and has given little sign of encouragement. Dichoh has been running consistently well in claimers on the Polytrack of late and has claims back in a handicap on turf but a better bet looks to be Full Victory, who lost no caste in defeat over course and distance when a close second to Compton Blue last week and he can go one better today racing off the same mark.
Daniel Thomas (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway under pressure over 1f out, ran on final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 10, 3l behind French Art (9-1) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr.
Golden Rock (IRE) 7-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, led over 1f out, soon ridden and joined, headed and not pace of winner final 100 yards, 2nd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Expensive Problem (9-2) at Lingfield 1m hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Perfect Class 6-1 (8-13) Held up in 7th, headway on outside over 2f out, ridden and hanging left when bumped over 1f out, stayed on same pace after, 6th of 11, 5l behind Very Well Red (8-13) at Bath 1m fll hcp (0-75) (5) gd.
Full Victory (IRE) 12-1 (8-7) Behind, headway on outside over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong to press winner near finish, just held, 2nd of 12, nk behind Compton Blue (9-3) at Bath 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Dichoh 10-1 (9-3) Held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 4l behind Red Somerset (9-3) at Kempton 1m clm stks (6) pol in Apr.
El Libertador (USA) 8-1 (8-12) Prominent, lost place approaching 1f out, 8th of 10, 18l behind Arashi (8-8) at Leicester 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr.
Barodine 14-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, in rear, ridden 1f out, kept on and no impression, 8th of 12, 7l behind Cozy Tiger (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Lilly Blue (IRE) 10-1 (8-13) Mid-division, ridden and effort over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Fitzolini (8-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov.