BAKOURA was hampered and outpaced when only third to Freckenham over 6f here last month. She'll appreciate the extra today, however, and her overall form suggests she'll take all the beating with that run under her belt. Blue Deer wasn't disgraced when sixth on his reappearance at Newbury and should be thereabouts while Burning Stone was well backed when second at Catterick earlier this month, though that looked a moderate contest. Ari Gold, visored after disappointing on his return to action at Chester, looks best of the rest.
Brent Pelham 14-1 (9-13) Held up on outer, ridden and quickly weakened entering final 3f, tailed off, last of 5, 24l behind Roninski (8-13) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Apr.
Burning Stone (USA) 6-5fav (9-7) Held up on outer, ridden and headway over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, no impression near finish, 2nd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Dazeen (9-12) at Catterick 7f mdn stks (5) gf.
Miss Excel Exceed And Excel filly out of Shaiybara.
Ari Gold (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Dwelt, held up towards rear, ridden and some headway over 1f out, never dangerous, 7th of 9, 20l behind Colombian (9-3) at Chester 1m 2f 3yo mdn (4) gf.
Blue Deer (IRE) 22-1 (9-3) Went left start, soon led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 14, 7l behind Laajooj (9-3) at Newbury 1m 3yo mdn (4) gf in Apr.
Bakoura 2-1 (8-10) Led, headed and hampered 4f out, chased winner, ridden anmd every chance over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 3rd of 7, 3l behind Freckenham (8-10) at Brighton 6f mdn stks (5) gf in Apr.
Miming 50-1 (8-12) Edged left start, always in rear, last of 7, 18l behind Jamaican Bolt (9-3) at Southwell 5f 3yo mdn stks (5) fbs in Apr.