A dual course and distance winner including last year's renewal, Postscript is back on a winning mark and has a leading chance. He's been in better form recently than when a long way behind third-placed BASSETERRE over track and trip in May, but the latter is still fancied to confirm superiority as he drops down in class. Charlie Hills' colt also makes more appeal than The Osteopath who beat the re-opposing Le Chat D'Or by the narrowest of margins at Newcastle in April. It's anybody's guess what to expect from the enigmatic Copperwood as he finished a tailed off last in between a couple of recent wins while Ewell Place continues to plummet down the weights without so far showing any improvement.
Postscript (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Close up, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Boots And Spurs (9-7) at Warwick 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Basseterre (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Held up, headway over 3f out, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 4th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Niceofyoutotellme (9-5) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
An Cat Dubh (IRE) 10-1 (8-6) In touch in 5th, pushed along 3f out, soon lost place, tailed off, 10th of 12, 34l behind Area Fifty One (9-9) at Chester 1m 2f hcp 105 (2) gd.
Le Chat D'or 5-2fav (9-3) In touch, headway over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Karaka Jack (9-5) at Hamilton 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in May.
Pashan Garh 10-1 (9-5) Prominent, led 4f out, headed over 2f out, ridden and kept on one pace, 9th of 18, 6l behind Red Seventy (9-3) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May.
Copperwood 12-1 (8-11) Made all, ridden 1f out, stayed on strongly, won at Beverley 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf beating Frog Hollow (9-7) by 1 3/4l, 7 ran.
Ewell Place (IRE) 20-1 (9-13) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 5th of 11, 13l behind Askaud (9-8) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
The Osteopath (IRE) 8-1 (8-5) Mid-division, headway under pressure over 1f out, never a factor, 6th of 14, 4 1/2l behind It's A Mans World (8-6) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-85 (4) sft in May.