Tinsill is an unknown quantity in soft ground but has every chance on last month's win at Redcar. He beat Raise A Billion on that occasion and the latter went on to defeat Scoreline over track and trip a fortnight ago. Scoreline has subsequently won at Southwell so those already mentioned look closely matched on collateral form. Dark Crystal's win at Redcar came over 7f and Lady Ranger is upped 10lb for an easy win at Chepstow which leaves WHITE FLAG. Tim Easterby's filly has slipped 9lb down the weights since winning her maiden and a chance is taken she can come good once again off her current mark.
Scoreline 11-10fav (9-5) Chased leader, led going well 2f out, ridden and strongly pressed well inside final furlong, just held on, all out, won at Southwell 5f 3yo mdn stks (5) fbs beating Epic Voyage (9-5) by shd, 6 ran.
Tinsill 8-1 (9-6) Chased leaders stands side, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, no impression final furlong, 4th of 13, 3l behind By Rights (8-8) at Nottingham 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Dark Crystal 14-1 (8-8) In touch, ridden when weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 13l behind Desert Colours (8-10) at Musselburgh 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Apr.
Lady Ranger (IRE) 2-1fav (8-0) Took keen hold, early, held up tracking leaders, headway halfway, tracking leaders on bit over 2f out, led going well over 1f out, ran on well, comfortably, won at Chepstow 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) sft in May beating Bonjour Steve (9-7) by 2 3/4l, 7 ran.
White Flag 4-1 (7-13) Dwelt in touch in rear, ridden halfway, headway over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 5, 5l behind Robbian (8-11) at Beverley 5f 3yo sll (6) hvy in May.
Raise A Billion 17-2 (8-1) Held up, headway over 1f out, led entering final furlong, ridden and ran on, won at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in May beating Scoreline (9-2) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.