John Dunlop's stable is yet to hit form so Joyful Spirit, blinkered for the first time after finishing fourth at Goodwood, may be worth opposing again. Aiaam Al Wafa won over this trip at Windsor before finishing second over 1m4f at Wolverhampton but is climbing the weights and last year's Southwell scorer Chrissycross was well beaten on her reappearance at Bath. ARABIC showed promise in his first season and was eased after being hampered on his comeback run at Kempton. By Dubai Destination, he should be suited by today's longer trip and gets a tentative vote with Fallon on board again though Autarch is also interesting taking a big drop in class.
Chrissycross (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) In touch when short of room after 1f, soon lost place, driven halfway, never a factor, 7th of 8, 14l behind Take Two (9-0) at Bath 1m 3yo stk 0-70 (5) gs.
Kelpie Blitz (IRE) 9-2 (9-6) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, soon one pace, 7th of 14, 6l behind Hector's Chance (9-2) at Kempton 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Arabic 7-1 (9-2) Mid-division, riden 3f out, never a factor, 10th of 14, 8l behind Tigers Tale (9-4) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Autarch (USA) 40-1 (8-2) Led, stayed far side and headed over 8f out, joined centre group over b5f out, tracked leaders, weakened 3f out, last of 10, well behind Handsome Man (8-9) at Newmarket 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Joyful Spirit (IRE) 6-1 (8-12) Held up mid-division, headway over 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, soon went 3rd, one pace, 4th of 13, 10l behind Whipcrackaway (9-4) at Goodwood 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Aiaam Al Wafa (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, soon lost place, 7th of 10, 17l behind Courtesy Call (9-5) at Chepstow 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Beckfield Point 50-1 (9-0) Steadied start, held up in touch in rear, ridden 3f out, soon beaten, last of 5, 17l behind Anaconda (9-3) at Lingfield 7f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Mar.
Johanna Fosie (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Keen soon led, headed 5f out, tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened 1f out, 8th of 12, 10l behind Like Clockwork (9-3) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
La Confession 33-1 (8-8) Behind, hung left over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never troubled leaders, 6th of 12, 6l behind Melodrama (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.