Easy Wonder has each-way claims once again as she goes in search of a first success on turf whilst there may be more to come from Thoughtful who shaped well enough last time to think that she may be able to take advantage of the handicapper's clemency before the season's out. Ayam Zainah is more interesting than most (in part because she's less exposed) and she showed speed for a long way over a mile at Bath and may benefit from being dropped in trip. Similarly, Lordsbury Pride is worth more than a cursory glance but we'll stick with the proven claims of FOXTROT ALPHA who made pretty much every yard at Salisbury and remains well handicapped on her old form after a 4lb rise in the weights.
Hellbender (IRE) 10-3 (8-12) Wide in mid-division, headway on outside over 2f out, chased winner over 1f out, stayed on strongly under pressure towards finish, just failed, 2nd of 11, shd behind Whispering Spirit (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Munich (IRE) 14-1 (9-11) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, never on terms, 8th of 12, 10l behind Sovereignty (8-11) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Foxtrot Alpha (IRE) 4-1 (8-11) Made all, ran on inside final furlong, held on, won at Salisbury 7f all hcp 0-70 (5) gd beating Pebblesonthebeach (9-7) by nk, 11 ran.
Lordsbury Pride (USA) 66-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 10l behind Moretta Blanche (8-12) at Newbury 7f 3yo mdn (4) gf in May.
Fathey (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, ridden and hard pressed over 1f out, stayed on until headed and no extra towards finish, 3rd of 14, 1 1/4l behind Fujin Dancer (9-12) at Beverley 7f clm stks (5) gf.
Talamahana 14-1 (8-1) Slowly away, in rear, ridden halfway, effort on outer over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 8, 4l behind Titus Gent (9-4) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Accountable 10-1 (8-12) Always towards rear, 13th of 15, 24l behind Sonny G (7-13) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Woolston Ferry (IRE) 33-1 (9-4) Dwelt in rear, kept on never near leaders, 9th of 15, 12l behind Sonny G (7-13) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Resplendent Alpha 16-1 (9-2) Dwelt, behind, pushed along halfway, some headway and hung left over 1f out, no danger after, 8th of 13, 13l behind Divertimenti (9-5) at Nottingham 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Ayam Zainah 10-1 (9-2) Chased winner until over 2f out, no impression when weakened to 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 7l behind Gee Major (8-12) at Bath 1m 3yo hcp 0-55 (6) fm.
Easy Wonder (GER) 8-1 (8-10) In touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on to go 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 4l behind Tallawalla (8-7) at Yarmouth 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Croeso Ynol 33-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 11, 5l behind Foxtrot Alpha (8-11) at Salisbury 7f all hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Thoughtful (IRE) 28-1 (8-5) In touch, ridden 2f out, effort inside final furlong, stayed on, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Sunrise Lyric (9-2) at Brighton 7f mdn hcap 0-65 (6) gf.
Satin Princess (IRE) 16-1 (8-5) Slowly into stride, behind, headway on outside and hung left from over 1f out, kept on under pressure, 5th of 11, 1 1/2l behind Gee Major (8-5) at Bath 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) fm in Jul.