MISTER FIZZ continues to improve and added to last year's three wins with a facile 10-length victory in soft going at Haydock last time. All ground comes alike to Imogen Pickard's charge and he gets the vote to defy a penalty and go in again. Whinging Willie won a lesser grade contest at Newbury last time and last year's winner Nave is preferred having gone close again here last week. Ethics Girl also has claims off her current mark but Barwick and Lady Of Yue were both beaten off higher marks last time having won previous to that.
Mister Fizz 2-1 (8-11) Made all, ridden and stayed alone in centre over 3f out, clear from 2f out, unchallenged, won at Haydock 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) sft beating Brigadoon (9-7) by 10l, 3 ran.
Barwick 7-4fav (8-8) Tracked leading pair, smooth headway on outside over 2f out, went 2nd 2f out, led inside final 2f, headed entering final furlong, held when stumbled inside final furlong, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 5, 1 1/4l behind Xinbama (9-0) at Salisbury 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Lady Of Yue 7-2 (8-4) Held up in rear, hampered well over 1f out, soon eased, last of 7, 8l behind Wilhana (9-2) at Chester 1m 4f fll hcp (0-85) (4yo+) (4) gd in Jun.
Whinging Willie (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear and keen, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on, won at Newbury 1m 3f app hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun beating Eton Rambler (9-11) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Nave (USA) 3-1 (9-1) Started slowly, held up last, headway on outside and hung left from over 2f out, ridden chasing leading pair inside final furlong, kept on well in closing stages, not reach leaders, 3rd of 9, 3/4l behind Soul Intent (9-7) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Ethics Girl (IRE) 12-1 (8-2) Close up in 4th, ridden and headway to chase winner over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, gaining near finish, 2nd of 4, 1/2l behind Nullarbor Sky (9-3) at Yarmouth 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
St Ignatius 14-1 (8-8) Took keen hold, prominent, led over 4f out, headed over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 7, 18l behind Meetings Man (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.