WHERE'S REILEY had a profitable time of things over the winter, especially in selling and claiming grade. 13 of his 15 wins have come on the all-weather but he appears much improved on turf of late and recently scored on grass for the first time since making a successful debut at Newcastle way back in the spring of 2009. His turf rating is now only 2lb below his all-weather mark and he can go in again if maintaining the level of recent efforts. Putin has a 6lb penalty for a cosy Lingfield success just three days ago, a first win on turf in 31 tries. He'll be prominent again whilst Marvelino, who hasn't really lived up to expectations, looks next best in a low-grade affair.
Where's Reiley (USA) 7-2fav (9-0) Chased leaders, switched right over 2f out, led over 1f out, kept on, won at Goodwood 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun beating Chevise (8-5) by 1l, 8 ran.
Putin (IRE) 7-4fav (8-13) Chased leaders on outside, went 2nd over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun beating Song Of Parkes (9-6) by 1l, 6 ran.
The Strig 22-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride, in rear, headway on outside over 2f out, edged left entering final furlong, soon weakened, 9th of 11, 7l behind Jay Bee Blue (9-6) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Marvelino 16-1 (8-4) Held up, headway on outside approaching halfway, ridden inside final 2f, kept on same pace over 1f out, 4th of 7, 4l behind Sandfrankskipsgo (9-12) at Brighton 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Little China 4-1fav (9-4) Raced keenly, chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Even Bolder (9-0) at Brighton 5f hcp (6) fm in Jun.
Johnny Splash (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, hard ridden and every chance when not much room and hit rail inside final furlong, no chance after, 5th of 12, 7l behind Hamis Al Bin (9-9) at Brighton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jun.