Dorset Cream was made favourite at Nottingham last month after a promising run at Newbury but was very disappointing. Alzammaar has been raised a pound since his third at Sandown and is proving hard to place. Blinkers will need to bring about some improvement and Innocent Touch appears to be treading water off his current mark. That Be Grand beat subsequent Beverley scorer Chivers at Redcar in May but both are up a grade for this. MICRAS is virtually guaranteed to appreciate a further step up in trip after his latest fourth at Lingfield and can make a winning start in handicaps.
Alzammaar (USA) 33-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, switched left over 3f out, headway over 2f out, ridden and every chance entering final furlong, kept on one pace, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Vent De Force (8-12) at Sandown 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in May.
Micras 8-1 (8-3) Held up in touch, driven over 3f out, ridden and stayed on into modest 4th inside final furlong, no chance with leaders, 4th of 8, 10l behind Gold Approach (8-6) at Lingfield 1m 3f mdn stks (5) gf in May.
Dorset Cream 11-8fav (9-5) Close up, ridden and slightly outpaced entering final 3f, weakened over 1f out, last of 6, 10l behind Insaany (9-0) at Nottingham 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in May.
Sea Here 6-1 (9-0) Led 1f, tracked leader until over 6f out, chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, ridden and weakened 2f out, 9th of 10, 5l behind Rydan (9-7) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Gannicus 20-1 (9-0) Towards rear, pushed along 4f out, ridden on outside well over 1f out, plugged on inside final furlong, never going pace to get competitive, 7th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Rydan (9-7) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Innocent Touch (IRE) 16-1 (8-1) Towards rear, ran wide winning post bend, headway over 2f out, stayed on to go 3rd inside final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 13, 3 1/2l behind Hesketh Bank (8-7) at Musselburgh 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Malory Towers 8-1 (9-2) Took keen hold tracking leaders until shuffled back and lost place over 7f out, pushed along in rear of main group and struggling 4f out, headway on outside and hung right over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, finished well, not reach leaders, 4th of 9, 1 3/4l behind High Master (9-7) at Kempton 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Injun Sands 200-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, driven along 3f out, well beaten over 1f out, 7th of 9, 14l behind Wonderstruck (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 4f 3yo mdn (5) gs in May.
Chivers (IRE) 9-2 (9-6) Always handy, ridden 3f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Beverley 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gs beating Moving Waves (9-0) by nk, 11 ran.
That Be Grand 5-1 (8-6) Soon mid-division, headway to lead 3f out, ridden 2f out, stayed on well, won at Redcar 1m 6f 3yo mdn hcp 0-65 (6) gs in May beating Chivers (8-13) by 3 1/2l, 9 ran.