Four of the septet are course and distance winners and hopefully MRS WARREN will be added to the list after this contest. The youngest member of the field, she's gone very close the last twice and maybe George Baker can eke out just a little more improvement to see her go one better. Darnathean must be a consideration but is really hard to catch right whilst Perfect Pastime has notched a success in each of the last four years and Jim Boyle's decision to use Daniel Cremin's claim here could well bear fruit as his charge seeks back-to-back successes after a course and distance success last month. He's the main danger. Eager To Bow is down to a more feasible mark whilst Shifting Star should put in his usual solid effort although Polytrack seems more his thing nowadays.
Eager To Bow (IRE) 5-1 (8-13) Close up in rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 5, 6l behind Ishiamber (9-7) at Brighton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in May.
Darnathean 7-1 (8-9) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, one pace from over 1f out, 3rd of 10, 6l behind Illustrious Prince (9-11) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Mrs Warren 16-1 (9-4) Mid-division on outside, driven 2f out, headway over 1f out, ridden and stayed on well inside final furlong, went 2nd near finish, just held, 2nd of 13, nk behind Shifting Star (9-2) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in May.
Shifting Star (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, carried right over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, 3rd of 13, 1 1/2l behind Sheikh The Reins (9-3) at Kempton 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Perfect Pastime 9-2 (9-7) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Brighton 7f hcp (6) gd in May beating Byrd In Hand (9-1) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Mambo Spirit (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Took keen hold and held up in mid-division on inside, effort when not clear run from 2f out until switched left and squeezed through over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never going pace to threaten, 5th of 15, 2 3/4l behind Encapsulated (9-1) at Bath 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fm in Apr.
High On The Hog (IRE) 20-1 (8-2) Pulled hard in touch, led over 2f out, hung right when headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Botanist (8-8) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-60 (6) sft.