Bernard Llewellyn has won two of the four renewals and has four entries this time. Taste The Wine won a poor handicap here in May but has been well beaten over hurdles subsequently. CAPTAIN SHARPE was well behind his stablemate last month, though that didn't look his form and he's done better over timber and had Fuzzy Logic behind over the track and trip just over a month ago so looks the one to be on. Kozmina Bay looks the least likely of the quartet to score here unless the ground turns very testing. Annaluna is likely to find the ground softer than she likes and though Zarosa is back on a winning mark he's hardly picked his feet up in his two runs this season.
Akbabend 16-1 (9-0) Chased clear leader until over 5f out, weakened 4f out, 5th of 7, 24l behind Jamarjo (9-1) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Aug '12.
Hazel Brook 50-1 (9-8) Tracked winner until ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 8, 17l behind Rewaaya (8-10) at Leicester 1m 4f fll mdn stks (5) sft in May.
Eseej (USA) 12-1 (9-1) Led until halfway, chased winner until over 2f out, stayed on same pace in 3rd and no chance with leading duo, 3rd of 5, 13l behind The Holyman (9-7) at Brighton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) fm in Jun '13.
Taste The Wine (IRE) 14-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, led last strides, won at Chepstow 2m hcp 0-60 (6) sft in May beating Noor Al Haya (8-8) by hd, 13 ran.
Captain Sharpe 7-1 (9-7) Chased leading pair, went 2nd over 4f out until 3f out, chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 5th of 13, 14l behind Taste The Wine (9-6) at Chepstow 2m hcp 0-60 (6) sft in May.
Annaluna (IRE) 4-1 (9-2) Held up in 5th, quick move on wide outside to chase leaders 3f out, 2nd 2f out until ridden over 1f out, no extra in 5th inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 6l behind Graylyn Ruby (8-6) at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in May.
Zarosa (IRE) 5-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, pushed along over 2f out, soon ridden, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 16l behind Jan Smuts (9-4) at Newcastle 2m hcp 0-70 (5) gd in May.
Descaro (USA) 20-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden to challenge over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 14, 7l behind Lady Percy (8-10) at Chepstow 1m 4f hcp (6) sft.
Kozmina Bay 10-1 (8-9) In touch, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 14, 7l behind Lady Percy (8-10) at Chepstow 1m 4f hcp (6) sft.
Fuzzy Logic (IRE) 8-1 (8-5) Held up in touch, headway over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, hung left inside final furlong, not quicken, 3rd of 7, 6l behind Captain Sharpe (9-3) at Chepstow 2m hcp 0-65 (6) sft in May.