CARAMELITA has gone close in heavy ground the last twice and John Jenkins' C&D winner is a less than confident selection to go one better dropping down a level. Dancing Welcome is not out of this with an apprentice's 7lb claim helping his cause and Mary's Pet was only beaten a head in similar company at Chepstow last time. It's only a matter of time before Colourbearer takes advantage of a falling handicap mark and the same comment applies to Smoky Cloud.
Smoky Cloud (IRE) 9-1 (8-13) Led until over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 9, 9l behind Katmai River (8-11) at Brighton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in May.
Dancing Welcome 7-2 (8-11) Chased leaders, outpaced in rear, late headway, never nearer, 5th of 7, 6l behind Piddie's Power (9-6) at Lingfield 6f fll hcp (0-75) (5) gf in May.
Caramelita 3-1fav (8-7) Chased leader, ridden to lead entering final 2f, headed 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 2nd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Interakt (9-2) at Yarmouth 6f fll hcp (0-75) (5) hvy in May.
Colourbearer (IRE) 18-1 (8-13) Held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, well beaten final furlong, last of 15, 12l behind Lady Bayside (9-4) at Chepstow 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Mary's Pet 9-2 (9-5) Led, ridden over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, edged right close home, caught post, 2nd of 10, shd behind Lady Mango (9-3) at Chepstow 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gs.
Anjomarba (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Never better than mid-division, behind over 1f out, 12th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Ereka (9-0) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in May.
Pose (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 13th of 14, 8l behind Lady Mango (9-6) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in May.
Do More Business (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) In touch, headway and hung left over 1f out, stayed on to 2nd final 120 yards, no chance with winner, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Toga Tiger (8-4) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.
Novalist 7-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, hard ridden halfway, weakened final furlong, 4th of 9, 4l behind Choc'a'moca (9-8) at Carlisle 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Blueberry Fizz (IRE) 20-1 (8-3) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 8th of 14, 11l behind Errigal Lad (8-2) at Nottingham 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Demoiselle Bond 10-1 (9-2) Chased leader until ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 10, 5l behind Dorothy's Dancing (9-3) at Kempton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Feb.
Dingaan (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Started slowly, outpaced, moderate late headway, 9th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Irie Ute (9-4) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in May.
Avec Moi 50-1 (8-4) In rear, never dangerous, 7th of 9, 11l behind Gracie's Gift (8-6) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in May.
Toms River Tess (IRE) 6-1 (8-4) Led, joined 2f out, soon headed, chased winner until over 1f out, 3rd and one pace final furlong, 3rd of 7, 9l behind Takitwo (8-13) at Folkestone 7f hcp 0-60 (6) fm in May.