It's impossible to fault the consistency of Blackstone Vegas but Derek Shaw's gelding gets little respite from the handicapper as a result and is 5lb higher than when second at York earlier this month, though does have the beating of Simonside on that run. Accumulate is much better on the all-weather and Perfect Vision has never won on turf, though has shown ability and isn't badly treated here. Tobernea never got going having fluffed the start at Nottingham on his reappearance and is better than that but HALLSTATT was only beaten half-a-length over this trip at that track earlier this month and is possibly the one to beat today.
Arab League (IRE) 7-1 (9-9) Prominent 2f, held up, ridden 5f out, brought wide and effort 4f out, weakened 2f out, 4th of 5, 16l behind Not Til Monday (9-5) at Nottingham 2m hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Accumulate 14-1 (8-5) Mid-division, under pressure over 2f out, soon beaten, 8th of 10, 6l behind English Summer (9-7) at Chester 1m 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Rebel Dancer (FR) 7-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, never on terms, 8th of 13, 10l behind High On A Hill (9-6) at Newbury 1m 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Tobernea (IRE) 11-8fav (9-10) Soon led, headed 8f out, chased leader, pushed along over 4f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 4, well behind Sancho Panza (8-6) at Yarmouth 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Think Its All Over (USA) 14-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, never dangerous, 10th of 14, 16l behind Ubi Ace (9-5) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr.
Simonside 16-1 (9-8) Always towards rear, 15th of 17, 22l behind Dark Ranger (8-7) at York 2m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Maybe I Wont 25-1 (8-9) In rear, some late headway, never on terms, 7th of 12, 8l behind Tepmokea (9-12) at York 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct.
Hallstatt (IRE) 9-4 (8-8) Held up, headway over 3f out, challenged over 2f out, stayed on, held by winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind Bollin Greta (9-1) at Nottingham 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Blackstone Vegas 20-1 (8-7) In rear, ridden 3f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on to 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 17, 2 1/4l behind Dark Ranger (8-7) at York 2m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Perfect Vision 9-1 (9-0) Chased leading pair until over 3f out, stayed on again to 3rd over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Danvilla (9-4) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.