Gimme Five came with a late run to beat Bold Runner less than a length at Bath last month when Kaizen Factor finished tailed off. Alan King's charge can come out best once again, despite worse terms. But KASHMIRI SUNSET is expected to improve further for this longer trip given he's a brother to the smart stayer Darley Sun among others and it's Ed de Giles' charge that get the vote. San Quentin looks best of the remainder after a third at Warwick on his reappearance.
Kashmiri Sunset 6-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, never able to challenge, 3rd of 14, 5l behind Penhill (9-7) at Nottingham 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-65 (5) gd in Apr.
Bold Runner 7-1 (9-6) Stumbled slightly start, soon recovered to chase leaders, went 2nd 7f out, led over 4f out, ridden and headed inside final 2f, chased leader until final 75 yards, rallied to regain 2nd last strides, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Gimme Five (9-1) at Bath 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Apr.
Gimme Five 7-2 (9-1) Held up in 7th, headway over 3f out, ridden in 4th over 2f olut, went 3rd and edged left over 1f out, chased leader final 75 yards, stayed on to lead close home, won at Bath 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Apr beating Bold Runner (9-6) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Kaizen Factor 10-1 (9-4) Disputed lead, led 7f out until ridden over 4f out, chased leader until over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, soon tailed off and eased, last of 9, 39l behind Gimme Five (9-1) at Bath 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Apr.
Vera Lou (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 6th of 7, 15l behind Jarlath (9-3) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
San Quentin (IRE) 11-1 (8-7) Held up towards rear, pushed along 3f out, switched right and headway over 1f out, stayed on and went 3rd inside final furlong, unable to get on terms, 3rd of 9, 4 1/2l behind Jazri (9-4) at Warwick 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Flying Author (IRE) 33-1 (8-0) Went right start, led after 1f, pushed along over 4f out, headed over 1f out, no extra, 2nd of 5, 10l behind Late Shipment (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr.