ROCKET ROB is the form pick to land this opener at the expense of Leadenhall Lass and Musical Bridge. The selection landed himself back in the winners enclosure at Yarmouth last month and was not totally discredited at Brighton last time out when finishing third of eight behind Cavendish Road. He seems to be running off a fair enough mark and with luck in running he ought to be good enough to win again. Leadenhall Lass broke her maiden tag first time of asking at Windsor last season but has been winless ever since. That said she did catch the eye when finishing a decent third of eleven at Salisbury last time out and has been dropped to what looks like a potentially lenient mark so any moves in the market should be noted. Musical Bridge broke his maiden tag at Nottingham last month and was not beaten far off his current mark at Pontefract last time out and a repeat performance will see him in the shake up. Rocket Rob looks the form pick and is the percentage call.
Amosite 8-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, ridden halfway, weakened final furlong, 7th of 8, 7l behind Red Rosanna (9-5) at Newmarket 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Musical Bridge 5-1 (9-7) Dwelt, switched right soon after start, held up in rear, ridden headway and switched left over 1f out, effort inside final furlong, kept on, not quicken near finish, 3rd of 7, 3/4l behind Red Kyte (9-7) at Pontefract 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Mazzola 16-1 (8-13) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, hung right inside final furlong, not quicken, 5th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Desperate Dan (9-2) at Bath 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Leadenhall Lass (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed just inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 11, 4l behind Rafta (7-12) at Salisbury 6f fll hcp (5) gf in Jun.
Rocket Rob (IRE) 13-8fav (9-4) Slowly into stride, keen, soon chased leaders, came stand's side 3f out, ridden to lead and soon hung left over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 8, 1l behind Cavendish Road (8-11) at Brighton 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) fm in Jun.
Louie's Lad 11-4 (7-13) Keen, tracked winner, hit rail over 2f out, soon ridden, weakened well over 1f out, last of 5, 11l behind Satwa Street (9-7) at Brighton 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) fm.