Plenty with a chance here, but WITCHRY may improve on a run of four consecutive thirds. Deserving a change of luck, he's not been beaten far in three of those outings, handles all ground and this is his optimum trip. Young David Kenny is also decent value for his 7lb claim. He looks a prime each-way candidate at least and is just preferred to Emiratesdotcom who showed plenty of pace here latest when just touched off. The latter remains an obvious danger though, having gone well here on his last three outings. Cwmni doesn't win very often as the handicapper always seems to have him spot-on but has claims on this term's efforts and should be in the mix. Bermondsey Bob and Boragh Jamal also catch the eye in an open sprint.
Defector (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Raced towards centre, reminders when hung left over 3f out, switched left over 1f out, kept on, not pace to challenge, 5th of 10, 8l behind Flying Applause (8-9) at Nottingham 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Lutine Charlie (IRE) 7-2 (9-1) Chased leader, led over 2f out, ridden and hung right over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, soon lost 2nd and weakened, 3rd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Salient (9-4) at Bath 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Boragh Jamal (IRE) 17-2 (9-7) Squeezed out start, in rear, not clear run from 2f out, never on terms, 6th of 8, 6l behind Bouncy Bouncy (8-11) at Newbury 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Holiday Snap 10-1 (8-12) Chased leaders on outside, effort on stands' rail when short of room inside final 2f, no impression approaching final furlong, 5th of 12, 5l behind Serena's Pride (8-10) at Warwick 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Emiratesdotcom 2-1fav (9-6) Slowly into stride, held up, headway 2f out, ridden to lead and hung right 1f out, headed close home, 2nd of 7, shd behind Gracie's Games (8-11) at Chepstow 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Witchry 7-2fav (8-5) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, soon chasing leaders, stayed on well, nearest finish, 3rd of 10, 1l behind Barons Spy (10-0) at Bath 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Delaware Dancer (IRE) 9-2 (9-11) Behind, headway over 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 6th of 14, 9l behind Flying Applause (9-10) at Nottingham 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Bermondsey Bob (IRE) 11-10fav (9-6) Tracked leaders, ridden and every chance chance 1f out, no extra towards finish, 4th of 5, 3l behind Stonecrabstomorrow (8-9) at Brighton 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Caldermud (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Behind and pushed along, headway on outer over 2f out, riden over 1f out, kept on and always held, 2nd of 14, 2 1/4l behind Beckermet (8-10) at Ayr 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in May.
Cwmni 8-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, headway on inner over 1f out, no extra towards finish, 7th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Ymir (8-10) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Gwilym (GER) 14-1 (8-12) Close up, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 12, 14l behind Dashwood (9-7) at Nottingham 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Babich Bay (IRE) 15-2 (9-4) Mid-division, ridden over 3f out, effort when hampered 1f out, no impression, 7th of 11, 8l behind Ma Quillet (9-7) at Warwick 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Euroquip Boy (IRE) 7-2fav (9-2) With leader, pulled hard, led over 2f out, headed approaching final furlong, soon weakened, 10th of 16, 10l behind Kenswick (9-6) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-55 (6) std.
Half A Crown (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Always behind, never on terms, tailed off and eased, 13th of 14, 48l behind Flying Applause (9-10) at Nottingham 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Abacist (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Went left start, chased leaders, ridden to challenge over 1f out, faded final furlong, 3rd of 11, 11l behind Firebeam (9-0) at Lingfield 6f mdn stks (5) sft.
Royal Box 12-1 (8-13) Led early, outpaced and behind over 3f out, headway over 1f out, switched right and ran on inside final furlong, led towards finish, won at Chepstow 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gs beating Decider (9-5) by 1l, 12 ran.
Chinese Democracy (USA) 12-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, hung left from over 2f out, weakened entering final 2f, 5th of 9, 6l behind Gracie's Games (8-10) at Chepstow 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in May.