A poor finale, with little decent form of late amongst the 14 set to face the starter, but MONS CALPE won last time out and could follow up at the expense of Ja One and Dice. Paul Cole's gelding is by Rock of Gibraltar, and showed good improvement to win at Beverley with first time headgear which stays on. He cost connections over 100,000 guineas 18 months ago, and is handily weighted compared with some of these. The only other one to have ever won is Millway Beach, four runs back over shorter on the Lingfield Polytrack. Dice steadily improved in maidens, but disappointed on his handicap debut after playing up beforehand, so he can be forgiven that run. Ja One will benefit from her handicap debut last month when at times running a bit keenly after a lengthy absence. It may not take too much improvement to win this, although we'll side with winning experience in the shape of Mons Calpe.
Noordhoek Kid 33-1 (9-2) Tracked leader to over 3f out, soon lost place and weakened quickly, last of 15, 28l behind Rumble Of Thunder (9-0) at Bath 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in May.
Mohanad (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Prominent, driven over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 16l behind Cry For The Moon (9-4) at Pontefract 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr.
Dice (IRE) 7-2fav (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 15, 14l behind Rumble Of Thunder (9-0) at Bath 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in May.
Mellow Mixture 50-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, chased winner 3f out, no impression over 1f out, soon weakened, 6th of 15, 13l behind Rumble Of Thunder (9-0) at Bath 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in May.
Peace Concluded 33-1 (8-12) Held up, headway 2f out, ridden over 1f out, faded, 7th of 10, 4l behind Stagecoach Jade (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f fll hcp (5) pol in Apr.
Mefraas (IRE) 13-2 (9-3) Held up, switched left start, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 10, 18l behind Perpetually (9-3) at York 7f 2yo mdn aut (4) gf in Jul.
Mons Calpe (IRE) 3-1 (8-10) Held up behind leaders, led well over 2f out, kept on final furlong, won at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May beating High Office (9-4) by 1l, 9 ran.
Temperence Hall (USA) 33-1 (8-12) Mid-division, headway halfway, soon weakened, 13th of 18, 7l behind Cheap Thrills (9-5) at Newmarket 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Breach of Peace (USA) 12-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, one pace from over 1f out, 6th of 12, 4l behind Bombina (8-13) at Newmarket 1m flls hcp (5) gf in May.
Millway Beach (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, pushed along over 2f out, weakened just inside final 2f, 13th of 17, 10l behind Lighthearted (8-12) at Lingfield 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Ja One (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, stayed on well final furlong, 3rd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Global (9-0) at Salisbury 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Bishop Rock (USA) 10-1 (9-3) In touch, tracked leader 7f out, ridden and effort over 2f out, no extra over 1f out, stayed on same pace, 5th of 9, 5l behind Diamond Twister (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Feb.
The Bully Wee 100-1 (8-4) Raced centre, in rear, hung to stands side rail 3f out, soon weakened, 17th of 19, 27l behind Open Sesame (9-1) at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Atacama Sunrise 14-1 (8-11) Mid-division, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 9, 28l behind Citizenship (9-2) at Leicester 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in May.