Edwyn Ralph makes a belated debut on Turf having won on the Polytrack before landing a handicap on the Fibresand at Southwell. But Shrewd has the superior form given last year's three victories over shorter trips and he should have come on for a recent pipe-opener over today's distance at Ascot. PITCHOUN is hard to pin down as a mark of 90 looks high enough for a maiden win at Bath. But he won doing handstands on that occasion and Mark Johnston's charge may take some catching if allowed an easy lead.
Pitchoun (IRE) 6-4 (8-13) Made all, quickened clear over 1f out, ran on strongly, easily, won at Bath 1m 4f mdn stks (5) fm in Jun beating Society Pearl (8-8) by 6l, 6 ran.
Shrewd 33-1 (9-3) Led until over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 17th of 18, 11l behind Elidor (9-0) at Royal Ascot 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jun.
Edwyn Ralph 6-4 (9-0) Tracked leader, pushed along over 1f out, led 1f out, kept on well, won at Southwell 1m 4f 3yo hcp (4) fbs in Mar beating Royal Skies (9-7) by 3l, 3 ran.