Proven ability to act on this track is a big plus and CHEYLESMORE has already won three times, once over C&D. Michael Wigham's gelding is just starting to come down the weights again and should take all the beating. Beat The Bell has a penalty for Saturday's win at Goodwood but Leonna Mayor again takes off 5lb and he makes more appeal than Waabel, who has struggled back in handicaps since landing a Lingfield claimer last month. Avonmore Star is on a very fair mark nowadays but was a beaten favourite on his reappearance at Windsor and is on a long losing run.
Beat The Bell 14-1 (8-10) Held up towards rear, good headway centre over 2f out, chased leaders 2f out, led over 1f out, pushed along inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Goodwood 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd beating My Kingdom (9-6) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
Avonmore Star 9-2fav (8-13) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 8th of 14, 5l behind Sugar Beet (9-7) at Windsor 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Apr.
Cheylesmore (IRE) 33-1 (9-4) Chased leadrs, ridden halfway, weakened over 3f out, eased, tailed off, 14th of 15, well behind Flying Applause (9-3) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Apr.
Waabel 8-1 (9-2) Prominent, ridden 2f out, led over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, stayed on, 3rd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Jungle Bay (9-6) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
The Strig 20-1 (9-5) Slowly away, behind, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 4th of 12, 1 3/4l behind Triple Dream (9-8) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Volito 5-1 (9-3) Outpaced in rear, headway centre 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Amazing Win (8-7) at Goodwood 6f app hcp 0-70 (5) gf.