It may be worth taking a chance with PASS THE PORT given that there are slight questions over Moonbeam Dancer, Lady Eclair and to a lesser extent Benozzo Gozzoli. Pass The Port was beaten out of sight over 12 furlongs on his return to action but that saw his mark decline by a further 5lbs which will help as will the drying ground. He seems better over a trip these days so this stiffer test is also expected to suit and it may help to show him in a better light. Benozzo Gozzoli looked likely to collect here last time only to lose out close home and he'll be fancied to make amends this time around although it'll be worth keeping an eye on the ground given that connections reported he was unsuited by conditions last time. Lady Eclair ran no race at Yarmouth but has claims if bouncing back whilst Moonbeam Dancer is open to improvement on turf and may yet prove effective on the surface. Little Sark and Stage Acclaim are worthy of mention too.
Pass The Port 40-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, behind, some headway well over 2f out, soon struggling, last of 11, 18l behind Hollow Green (8-10) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Moonbeam Dancer (USA) 20-1 (7-13) Dwelt, mid-division, effort over 2f out, soon no impression, 7th of 11, 10l behind Chiberta King (9-8) at Newmarket 1m 6f hcp 0-105 (2) gf.
Lady Eclair (IRE) 2-1 (9-4) Held up behind, pushed along 4f out, soon outpaced, ridden over 2f out, never on terms, beaten when eased final furlong, 4th of 5, 16l behind Royal Premier (7-12) at Yarmouth 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Little Sark (IRE) 13-2 (8-6) Held up in touch, effort to chase leader 1f out, ridden and stayed on to lead final strides, won at Brighton 1m 4f clm stks (6) gf in Apr beating Sedgwick (8-9) by 3/4l, 5 ran.
Stage Acclaim (IRE) 13-2 (8-7) Mid-division, headway over 4f out, chased leaders 3f out, weakened 2f out, 5th of 12, 14l behind Ghufa (8-2) at Haydock 1m 4f app hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Benozzo Gozzoli 13-8fav (8-8) Led, ridden and hung left over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 5, 1l behind Swordsman (9-8) at Folkestone 1m 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Apr.
Divinatore 7-1 (8-6) Mid-division, never on terms, 5th of 10, 12l behind Arashi (8-8) at Leicester 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr.