VERUS DELICIA is only a hopeful choice in a trappy contest. Her penultimate run when second to Feel The Heat at Thirsk was a meritorious effort but she was nowhere near the same level when disappointing at Brighton next time behind Hamis Al Bin and that isn't the first time she's failed to build on a decent performance. The Mongoose has landed three of his four career wins at this level and should be more at home here than when beaten at Brighton last time in the race won by Decent Fella, having previously scored comfortably at the same venue. Compton Prince is respected despite maiden status whilst Hazza The Jazza, the sole three-year-old on show, is a possible from the bottom rung of the handicap.
The Mongoose 8-1 (9-2) Raced keenly, led until ridden over 1f out, no impression when lost 2nd inside final furlong, weakened, 4th of 9, 9l behind Decent Fella (9-2) at Brighton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Compton Prince 8-1 (9-12) Chased leaders, driven inside final furlong, one pace and held when not much room close home, 4th of 10, 1 3/4l behind Clearing (9-2) at Lingfield 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Jun.
Stonecrabstomorrow (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Behind, ridden halfway, soon beaten, 8th of 9, 10l behind Cincinnati Kit (9-3) at Leicester 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Swendab (IRE) 3-1 (8-9) Made all, shaken up to go clear over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, unchallenged, won at Ffos Las 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf beating Sand Boy (9-6) by 6l, 4 ran.
Dishy Guru 6-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden well over 1f out, hung right and weakened over 1f out,, 11th of 13, 12l behind Levi Draper (9-3) at Salisbury 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in May.
Catalinas Diamond (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Chased leaders on outside, ridden and chance over 1f out, no extra final 100 yards, 6th of 13, 6l behind Clear Spring (9-10) at Bath 6f hcp 0-80 (4) fm in Jun.
Trending (IRE) 9-2 (9-4) Steadied start, in touch, effort over 1f out, soon no impression, 4th of 9, 5l behind Cincinnati Kit (9-3) at Leicester 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Consistant 25-1 (9-0) Led, headed over 2f out, regained lead inside final furlong, kept on and headed towards finish, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Salvatore Fury (8-9) at Carlisle 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Diamond Vine (IRE) 8-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 9, 3l behind Steel Rain (9-5) at Chepstow 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jun.
Catflap (IRE) 6-1 (8-9) Raced wide, held up towards rear, headway on outside over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no threat, 5th of 9, 2l behind Nafa (9-4) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jun.
Verus Delicia (IRE) 6-1 (9-9) Chased leaders on inside, badly hampered on rail approaching final 2f, eased, not recover, 7th of 12, 13l behind Hamis Al Bin (9-9) at Brighton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jun.
Seraphiel 50-1 (9-11) Chased leaders, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 14, 14l behind Maria Montez (9-3) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jun.
Colourbearer (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 8th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Key Ambition (9-9) at Nottingham 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jun.
Hazza The Jazza 14-1 (9-4) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, soon ridden, stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 16, 1 1/4l behind Iceblast (9-7) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun.