The slow ground is a worry regarding TOGA TIGER's chances of landing a hat-trick of C&D wins but he's worth sticking with considering the limitations of today's opposition. He won by over four lengths here last week and Jeremy Gask's charge still looks ahead of the handicapper, despite a penalty. Polytrack winner Warbond ran well over track and trip on his return to this surface and Avon Supreme has been threatening to open her account on Turf of late with a couple of placed efforts at Yarmouth. Diddums has dropped back down to a winning mark but would prefer faster going and it's difficult to make a strong case for any of the remainder.
Toga Tiger (IRE) 7-4fav (8-6) Held up in mid-divison, smooth headway and switched to far rail over 2f out, led well over 1f out, drew well clear final furlong, easily, won at Brighton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf beating Daffydowndilly (9-3) by 4 1/2l, 11 ran.
Diddums 12-1 (8-10) Dwelt towards rear, some headway over 1f out, never a factor, 5th of 9, 8l behind Polar Auroras (9-1) at Warwick 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) sft.
Warbond 6-1 (9-3) Dwelt towards rear, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, ridden and ran on to go 3rd near finish, 3rd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Lightning Spirit (9-3) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.
Tawseef (IRE) 10-1 (8-11) Dwelt, behind, some late headway, never nearer, 7th of 10, 12l behind Only Ten Per Cent (9-0) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-52 (6) fbs in Mar.
Director's Dream (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Held up, never near leaders, 9th of 13, 9l behind Oneiric (8-9) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Putin (IRE) 17-2 (7-13) Took keen hold, led, joined 2f out, kept slight lead until headed well over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 13l behind Toga Tiger (8-6) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Avon Supreme 10-3 (8-10) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, unable to challenge, 3rd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Handsome King (9-7) at Yarmouth 1m mdn hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
The Wonga Coup (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) In touch 4f, 10th of 11, 16l behind Interakt (9-1) at Brighton 6f hcp 0-55 (6) gd in Jun '11.
Inquisitress 20-1 (9-4) Towards rear, plugged on inside final furlong, never a threat, 6th of 14, 11l behind Clear Spring (9-6) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-55 (6) gd.
Gay Gallivanter 33-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, soon no impression, 4th of 11, 13l behind The Ducking Stool (8-4) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp (6) gf.
Men Don't Cry (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Chased leader, weakened well over 2f out, 14th of 16, 43l behind Watt Broderick (9-5) at Yarmouth 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Wyebridge 25-1 (8-9) Dwelt, held up towards rear, ridden over 3f out, never dangerous, last of 12, 20l behind Selfsame (8-12) at Goodwood 1m fll mdn stks (5) gs.
Johnny Splash (IRE) 33-1 (8-13) Led on rail 1f, chased leaders, weakened over 2f out, 10th of 14, 10l behind Danzoe (9-10) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Waspy 7-1 (8-10) Held up, ridden 3f out, stayed on final furlong, not pace of leaders, 5th of 10, 8l behind Celestial Dawn (9-2) at Bath 6f 3yo hcp 0-55 (6) gd.
Trove (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Soon led, driven over 3f out, headed over 2f out, soon weakened, 5th of 6, 38l behind Cades Reef (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo sell stks (6) pol in May.
Choisirez (IRE) 40-1 (8-2) Led, pushed along 3f olut, headed 2f out, chased leader until over 1f out, weakened soon after, 6th of 15, 8l behind Renegotiate (9-1) at Brighton 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf.