Bernard Llewellyn is often mob-handed in lower-grade races around here and runs three in this. Neither Aaman nor Filatore have had a recent run but Tijori saw action at Bath last month, though is still 5lb higher than when successful at Newbury in the October. DESCARO won a seller and a claimer at Ludlow in his last two starts over hurdles and arrives at the top of his game. It's a while since he won on the Flat but he's well handicapped as a result and looks the one to beat. Neighbourhood has been in decent form on the Fibresand and looks the danger with Richard Hughes doing the steering, though Beyeh also warrants respect after a third at Catterick.
Aaman (IRE) 11-4 (9-10) Led after 2f, 5 lengths clear over 8f out, hard driven over 2f out, headed well inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Blackmore (9-12) at Southwell 2m hacp 0-70 (5) fbs in Feb '12.
Filatore (IRE) 9-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, under pressure when not much room over 2f out, soon no impression, 5th of 9, 6l behind Petaluma (9-4) at Bath 2m 1f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
Tijori (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, pushed along on inside over 3f out, never on terms, 8th of 14, 7l behind Our Folly (9-7) at Bath 2m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Apr.
Beyeh (IRE) 15-2 (8-12) Held up mid-division and keen, pushed along over 3f out, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon went 3rd, kept on, 3rd of 12, 2 1/2l behind Royal Opera (9-2) at Catterick 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr.
Descaro (USA) 7-1 (10-7) Chased leaders, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra, 3rd of 12, 4l behind Cool Baranca (10-4) at Musselburgh 2m am hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Oct.
Neighbourhood (USA) 7-2 (9-5) Held up in rear, progress on outer 7f out, led over 4f out, clear over 3f out, ridden over 2f out,, headed inside final furlong, 2nd of 7, 3l behind Decana (9-5) at Southwell 1m 6f app hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) fbs in Apr.
Lady Bridget 22-1 (10-2) In touch, ridden and lost place 4f out, soon behind, 12th of 13, 37l behind Cultural Desert (10-11) at Salisbury 1m am hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul '11.
Micquus (IRE) 15-2 (8-4) Led, headed 3f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out,, 6th of 10, 18l behind Byron Blue (9-2) at Haydock 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Jul.
Valkov 33-1 (8-2) Always towards rear, pushed along over 6f out, never a factor, 9th of 10, 13l behind Minority Interest (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.
Absolutely Me (IRE) 28-1 (8-5) Held up in rear, some late headway, never nearer, 6th of 9, 12l behind Cape Alex (8-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr.