The soft ground here should suit THE GALLOPING SHOE who looks best in this tricky handicap. Mount Hadley, Tiger Dream and Bookiebasher Babe look set to make up the competition. The selection was the winner of a Brighton maiden nearly a year ago on his racing debut two starts ago. He most recent races have offered very little and he was largely disappointing when last seen across the all weather. He should do better now back ion turf and the going is of preference to the gelding. He showed enough to suggest he can make amends in similar company and a win here looks imminent. Mount Hadley was runner up last time on his return to the turf. He suffers a slight rise in the weights but he looks capable of coping and should be hot on the heels of the selection. Tiger Dream has slipped a long way down in the weights and has looked impressive in defeat of late. The ground here won¿t be ideal for the four-year-old but he is capable of finishing among the minors. Bookiebasher Babe has won at the last two attempts. However both victories came on artificial surfaces and the soft ground here may halt any hopes of a hat-trick. Celtic Lynn is lightly raced, but was an impressive winner at Newcastle last time and is another who looks capable of making the top three. The ground here should see her used to full effect but our selection, The Galloping Shoe, may prove to hard to beat.
The Galloping Shoe 8-11fav (9-4) Held up towards rear, headway into 4th 2f out, no chance with leaders over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 8, 3 1/2l behind More Time Tim (9-2) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Dear Maurice 15-2 (8-13) Held up, headway 3f out, challenged 2f out, soon driven and no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 9l behind Sirvino (8-11) at Ripon 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
French Art 20-1 (9-9) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 13, 11l behind Wovoka (9-9) at Doncaster 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Tenjack King 2-1fav (9-1) Tracked leaders, not clear run on inside over 1f out, switched left, quickened to lead entering final furlong, soon drew clear, won at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp (5) pol in Mar '08 beating Irish Artist (8-11) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.
Celtic Lynn (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, ran on well to lead inside final furlong, won at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gs beating Tiger Dream (8-12) by 1 3/4l, 16 ran.
Nevada Desert (IRE) 22-1 (8-8) Mid-division, effort over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 12, 11l behind Billy Dane (9-0) at Beverley 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Bold Marc (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 2nd of 14, 2 1/2l behind Horatio Carter (9-1) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Brasingaman Hifive 5-1fav (8-11) Held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, no impression final furlong, 9th of 14, 5l behind Billy Dane (8-11) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Apr.
Mount Hadley (USA) 6-1fav (8-9) Led on stands side rail, ridden clear inside final 2f, driven and kept on inside final furlong, headed towards finish, 2nd of 19, 1 1/4l behind Trafalgar Bay (9-5) at Ascot 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Apr.
Border Owl (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) Held up, ridden along over 3f out, soon weakened, last of 9, 22l behind Valdan (8-0) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Nisaal (IRE) 9-2fav (11-1) Never better than mid-division, 9th of 12, 8l behind Twilight Star (11-0) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Apr.
Tiger Dream 7-1 (8-12) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 16, 1 3/4l behind Celtic Lynn (9-1) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Hilbre Court (USA) 6-1 (8-11) Chased leaders on outside, hard driven to lead over 1f out, kept on well under pressure, won at Southwell 1m hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Apr beating Barataria (8-12) by nk, 11 ran.
Barataria 8-1 (8-12) Held up in touch, every chance when bumped over 1f out, kept on same pace under pressure, 2nd of 11, nk behind Hilbre Court (8-11) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Apr.
Moheebb (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, one pace until weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Wovoka (9-9) at Doncaster 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Bookiebasher Babe (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden and outpaced 3f out, soon lost touch, weakened from 2f out, 7th of 9, 12l behind Leocorno (8-12) at Sandown 1m 1f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Bold Cross (IRE) 9-2 (8-7) Awkward start, held up, raced keenly, ridden well over 1f out, never dangerous, 6th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Luck Will Come (8-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.