Bonnie Charlie, Viva Ronaldo and Roker Park have all been below their best in better company of late and it's just guesswork to suggest one of them will bounce back to form in this lower grade. Excusez Moi continues to slip down the weights without getting any closer and this looks between Caranbola and LEGAL EAGLE. The former may be better over the minimum trip nowadays however and the latter is taken to confirm earlier running at Ripon and come out best once again despite the worse terms.
Bonnie Charlie 12-1 (9-0) Mid-division far side group, weakened entering final furlong, 15th of 16, 13l behind Mon Brav (8-10) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in May.
Viva Ronaldo (IRE) 33-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, ridden to press leaders over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 12, 6l behind Bravo Echo (9-4) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Jan.
Roker Park (IRE) 15-2 (9-0) In touch stands side group, ridden over 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, 13th of 16, 9l behind Mon Brav (8-10) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in May.
Legal Eagle (IRE) 10-1 (8-8) Fly leapt start, mid-division, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 15, 9l behind Le Toreador (9-0) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
Excusez Moi (USA) 16-1 (8-6) Dwelt, in rear standside, headway over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 4th of 10, 7l behind Xilerator (9-6) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
Caranbola 15-8fav (9-5) Chased leader, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Highland Warrior (9-2) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.