Assuming he gets a strong pace to chase the progressive SPACE STATION can make mincemeat of his 5lb higher mark; Woodcote Place and Admire The View join Branagh on the rather lengthy list of dangers. Simon Dow's gelding is locally trained and has improved markedly of late for the application of blinkers. Shane Kelly retains the ride and as long as the ground doesn't come up soft he must go close. Woodcote Place caught a tartar in Sailorman the other day and he looks nicely-handicapped, Admire The View is a very progressive filly and hard to ignore but her improvement has come on flat tracks and she might be vulnerable off 85 today, whilst Branagh has won two of his last three and with his experience of running downhill at Brighton in May to draw on he should run a very big race. Seneschal's best runs have usually come out of the blue and of more interest is Universal Circus. Mick Channon's course and distance winner seems to come alive when running on sharp left-handed undulating racecourse and with conditions in his favour today he might just surprise a few. An intriguing end to the day then but preference is for Space Station.
Space Station 4-1 (9-4) Raced wide in rear, headway on outer to lead over 1f out, ridden and ran on, won at Epsom Downs 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf beating Belle Des Airs (10-0) by 2 1/2l, 12 ran.
Woodcote Place 5-1 (9-10) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, chased winner over 1f out, stayed on to go clear 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 5l behind Sailorman (8-11) at Chepstow 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Admire The View (IRE) 4-1 (9-3) Held up behind in touch, switched right and headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, soon ridden, stayed on well final furlong, won at Doncaster 1m flls hcp 0-85 (4) gf beating Seradim (10-0) by 1l, 7 ran.
Brannagh (USA) 10-3 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead and hung left well over 1f out, kept on well, won at Doncaster 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun beating Timeless Stride (9-3) by 4l, 7 ran.
Seneschal 14-1 (8-13) Raced alone towards centre, with leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 6, 13l behind Sailorman (8-11) at Chepstow 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Universal Circus 25-1 (9-6) Mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, soon lost place, last of 10, 16l behind Law Of The Range (9-6) at Haydock 1m 3yo fll hcp 0-75 (5) gd.