Perfect Blossom turned back the clock at Musselburgh last week to win for the first time since 2012. Whether she'll reproduce that effort under a penalty is debatable and FIRST IN COMMAND is preferred. He won off a 4lb higher mark last season and an apprentice's allowance further helps his cause. Passionada is back on a winning mark and should have come on for a recent outing at Leicester while Captain Whoosh has a shout on his earlier second at Nottingham. Captain Dunne continues his slide down the weights without showing any noticeable improvement.
Perfect Blossom 20-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, led 2f out, ridden over 1f out, held on well, won at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun beating Gran Canaria Queen (9-2) by nk, 8 ran.
First In Command (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Close up, led on bit approaching final furlong, ridden and found little inside final furlong, soon headed, kept on one pace, 2nd of 6, 2 1/2l behind Abi Scarlet (8-12) at Southwell 5f sell stks (6) fbs in Jun.
Beau Mistral (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Took keen hold tracking leaders, under pressure over 2f out, soon one pace, 5th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Bachotheque (8-13) at Carlisle 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May.
Captain Dunne (IRE) 16-1 (8-8) Tracked leader, every chance over 1f out, soon weakened, 8th of 9, 7l behind Rothesay Chancer (8-9) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Jun.
Captain Whoosh (IRE) 10-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, soon outpaced, weakened 2f out, 8th of 10, 9l behind Desert Ace (9-2) at Nottingham 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Passionada 8-1 (9-8) Close up, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Poyle Vinnie (9-6) at Leicester 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
De Repente (IRE) 28-1 (8-4) Went right start, chased leaders on outside, ridden halfway, weakened well over 1f out, last of 9, 24l behind Divine (9-0) at Hamilton 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in May.
Jawking 3-1 (9-2) Led 1f, tracked leader until led again over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, edged left and kept on, 4th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Invigilator (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr '13.
Clary (IRE) 25-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, ridden and switched right 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 8l behind Balmoral Castle (9-3) at Warwick 1m app hcp (6) gd in May.