Another tough race to call as Quest For More could probably do with some help from the handicapper. Astra Hall is still climbing the weights, despite not winning, and Noble Gift has been treading water off his current mark. Xinbama is in form, however, and only 3lb higher than when scoring at Leicester last month. We'll take a chance on FROM FROST translating his Fibresand form to Turf as he's won both starts with the minimum of fuss and has more scope than his rivals. Deepsand is held by Astra Hall on York running in May and Mr Gallivanter still has a bit to prove over this trip but old Nanton could play a part as he's sure to have benefited from his belated reappearance at York and has gone well here in the past.
Astra Hall 5-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, under pressure from over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 10, 5l behind Swnymor (8-11) at Chester 1m 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gs in May.
Noble Gift 7-1 (8-9) Behind, driven over 2f out, headway under pressure over 1f out, stayed on to chase leaders inside final furlong, no impression, 5th of 11, 4l behind Magic Hurricane (8-9) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in May.
Quest For More (IRE) 5-2 (9-1) Started slowly, held up in last pair, headway on rails over 2f out, not clear run over 1f out, went for gap on inside and badly hampered inside final furlong, went 3rd near finish but not recover, 3rd of 9, 4 1/2l behind Christopher Wren (9-7) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Apr.
Love Marmalade (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) Held up in rear, outpaced over 2f out, kept on under pressure final furlong, never reached leaders, 6th of 8, 2 3/4l behind Strictly Silver (9-2) at Ayr 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jun.
Xinbama (IRE) 10-3 (9-0) Tracked leaders on inside, good headway on inside well over 1f out, ridden to lead entering final furlong, kept on well, won at Salisbury 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun beating Icebuster (9-7) by 1l, 5 ran.
Deepsand (IRE) 12-1 (8-9) Held up in rear, pushed along over 3f out, headway over 1f out, soon chasing leader, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Dolphin Village (8-7) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jun.
Save The Bees 9-2 (8-12) Tracked leader, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 5th of 7, 8l behind Martinas Delight (8-11) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Jun.
From Frost 9-2 (9-7) Close up, pushed along 6f out, headway on inner to lead over 2f out, ridden clear final furlong, won at Southwell 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) fbs in Jun beating Daydreamer (8-10) by 9l, 6 ran.
Nanton (USA) 18-1 (10-3) Held up in rear, behind 3f out, plugged on from over 1f out, never on terms, 7th of 10, 16l behind Pearl Castle (10-13) at York 1m 4f ladys hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Jun.
Mr Gallivanter (IRE) 9-1 (8-13) Keen mid-division, headway over 1f out, not trouble leaders, 6th of 13, 7l behind Hesketh Bank (8-7) at Musselburgh 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Jun.