Catchanova escapes a penalty after winning an apprentices' race over a mile at Kempton last week, but he's upped in class here along with recent C&D second Powerful Pierre. The latter had earlier finished behind MY GACHO, who failed to figure in better company last time but made all over C&D in this grade before that and should be able to grab the inside rail once again from today's draw. He's preferred to Not My Choice, who scored at Catterick last time and is 6lb higher. Elijah Pepper is consistent but still looks a shade high in the weights.
Not My Choice (IRE) 4-1fav (9-6) Tracked leaders, led over 4f out, ridden and hard pressed from over 1f out, kept on well towards finish, won at Catterick 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in May beating Timeless Elegance (9-0) by 1l, 12 ran.
Summer Dancer (IRE) 25-1 (9-4) Mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, headway and switched left over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 9th of 20, 4 1/2l behind Entitled (9-7) at York 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Sunrise Safari (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Chased leaders standside, ridden over 1f out, kept on, no chance with farside leaders, 6th of 10, 17l behind Marvellous Value (8-8) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in May.
My Gacho (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Soon led, headed over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 11th of 12, 16l behind Tariq Too (8-12) at Haydock 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
Elijah Pepper (USA) 5-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, held up, ridden over 3f out, headway 2f out, stayed on final furlong, 3rd of 11, 2 3/4l behind Quite Sparky (9-4) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in May.
Yahrab (IRE) 11-1 (9-5) Led, driven and headed over 2f out, soon ridden, weakened final furlong, 7th of 8, 19l behind Frognal (9-3) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Striker Torres (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, ridden and headway over 2f out, no impression, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 16, 16l behind Mcbirney (9-2) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in May.
Powerful Pierre 12-1 (9-1) In touch, headway on inside 2f out, switched left over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, strong challenge close home, just failed, 2nd of 11, ns behind Thinking (8-8) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Catchanova (IRE) 5-1fav (8-13) Held up in touch, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, soon hard driven, stayed on well, won at Kempton 1m app hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) pol beating Jungle Bay (9-5) by 1 1/2l, 14 ran.