Unbeaten going into a Listed race at Newmarket last time, Cloudscape was beaten a long way from home. He's 10lb higher than his earlier handicap win while BLACK SCHNAPPS is upped 9lb for his latest win at Salisbury. Connections will be hoping the forecast heavy showers arrive as Bill Muir's colt couldn't have won any easier and he gets the vote. Both of Devilment's victories came on the Polytrack at Kempton and he beat stablemate Moontime over five lengths there last time. Wrangler won a maiden at Salisbury doing handstands and could prove a real threat while Fun Mac beat previous winner Montaly at Leicester last month but the latter re-opposes on better terms.
Cloudscape (IRE) 15-8fav (9-0) In touch, ridden and unable to quicken over 2f out, not trouble leaders, 5th of 8, 12l behind Barley Mow (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo lst stk (1) gf.
Black Schnapps (IRE) 15-8fav (9-7) Soon tracked leader, left in narrow lead on bend over 6f out, headed narrowly over 5f out, regained lead 3f out, driven over 1f out, drew clear inside final furlong, comfortably, won at Salisbury 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft beating Template (8-8) by 5l, 6 ran.
Fire Fighting (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Raced keenly, led, driven and joined 2f out, soon edged left under pressure, kept slight lead, headed and not pace of winner entering final furlong, no extra in 3rd final 100 yards, 3rd of 6, 2 1/2l behind Extra Noble (9-0) at Kempton 1m (3) pol in Oct.
Devilment 2-1fav (9-0) Tracked leaders, led over 1f out, soon pressed, kept on well towards finish, won at Kempton 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) pol beating Warrior Of Light (9-1) by 1l, 7 ran.
Wrangler 3-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 3f out, led going well 2f out, pushed clear over 1f out, unchallenged final furlong, comfortably, won at Salisbury 1m 4f 3yo mdn (5) sft beating Min Alemarat (9-0) by 4l, 11 ran.
Moontime 6-1 (9-7) In rear, headway over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on to take 3rd inside final furlong, no impression, 3rd of 7, 6l behind Devilment (9-0) at Kempton 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) pol.
Montaly 4-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear, headway to go prominent 3f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, ran on, 2nd of 7, nk behind Fun Mac (8-8) at Leicester 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Apr.
Fun Mac (GER) 7-2 (8-8) In touch, headway to go prominent 3f out, ridden to lead approaching final furlong, edged right and ran on, won at Leicester 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Apr beating Montaly (8-13) by nk, 7 ran.