Perfect Words has gone close on a few occasions and looks a good bet for a place again with Shirley Teasdale claiming 5lb. Keith Dalgleish holds a strong hand with Secret Advice and course and distance winner Salvatore Fury while top weight shouldn't prevent a good run from Cracking Choice, but LITTLE ELI may well be good enough to follow up his win at Doncaster. That was only his second start in a handicap and his fifth in total and there should be more to come from Eric Alston's gelding, who will again be partnered by useful 5lb claimer Jason Hart.
Cracking Choice (IRE) 3-1 (8-12) Prominent, ridden 2f out, soon beaten, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 11l behind Algar Lad (9-5) at Musselburgh 5f mdn stks (5) gd in May.
Showtime Girl (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Led 2f, remained prominent, weakened 2f out, 6th of 8, 5l behind Bethany Bay (9-0) at Chester 6f 3yo mdn (4) gd in May.
Perfect Words (IRE) 10-1 (8-11) Raced stand side close up, ridden over 1f out, kept on final furlong, not trouble leaders, 3rd of 12, 3 1/2l behind Charlemagne Diva (8-2) at Thirsk 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Secret Advice 9-2 (9-3) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 5th of 14, 8l behind Alhaarth Beauty (9-0) at Yarmouth 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Pastoral Prey 4-1 (9-3) Led 1f, chased leading pair, led over 2f out, edged left and headed inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Size (9-11) at Musselburgh 7f mdn stks (5) gf in May.
Salvatore Fury (IRE) 3-1fav (9-1) Tracked leaders, led inside final furlong, soon ridden and edged left, kept on towards finish, won at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in May beating Chloe's Dream (9-6) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
Little Eli 18-1 (9-0) Led 1f, tracked leader, ridden to challenge when edged left over 1f out, led inside final furlong, all out, won at Doncaster 5f mdn stks (5) gd beating Idle Warrior (9-5) by nk, 5 ran.
Wildcrafting 20-1 (8-0) Chased leaders in 3rd, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 6th of 8, 14l behind Burning Dawn (9-5) at Yarmouth 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Sugar Blaze 22-1 (8-11) Behind, ridden and switched right over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 2 1/4l behind Salvatore Fury (9-1) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in May.
Nors The Panic 16-1 (8-3) Slowly into stride, soon in touch, chased leaders over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 10, 12l behind Insolenceofoffice (9-7) at Southwell 6f app hcp 0-55 (6) fbs.
Twinwood Star (IRE) 25-1 (8-3) In touch, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 10l behind Auntie Mildred (8-6) at Beverley 5f 3yo sll (6) gf in May.