Extremity and Constantine both won lower grade handicaps last time. Bowie Boy won a maiden contest over a mile here, but SKATERS WALTZ scored over today's trip at Newbury in good style with a subsequent winner behind. Paul Cole's charge gets a tentative vote in an open affair, though the likes of Championship and Hagree are dropping down in class today and Idea also has claims on last season's win at Windsor.
Championship (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Keen, in touch, towards rear, ridden 2f out, soon lost action and eased, last of 6, 29l behind Zampa Manos (9-0) at Kempton 1m cond stks (2) pol in Apr.
Hagree (IRE) 6-1 (8-11) Chased leader, ridden 2f out, not quicken over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 3l behind Brazos (9-7) at Ascot 7f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd in May.
Cool Bahamian (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Held up in last trio, ridden 3f out, weakened soon after, 9th of 10, 16l behind Brazos (9-7) at Ascot 7f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd in May.
Skaters Waltz (IRE) 11-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, led towards finish, won at Newbury 7f 3yo mdn (4) gf in May beating Telefono (9-5) by nk, 14 ran.
Westminster (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 5, 18l behind Reedcutter (9-0) at Sandown 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in May.
Extremity (IRE) 9-4fav (9-6) Close up, effort to lead over 1f out, ridden out, won at Leicester 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May beating Bold Lass (9-4) by 1l, 8 ran.
Bowie Boy (IRE) 6-4 (8-9) Broke well, tracked leader, challenged on outside 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, quickened and in command final 150 yards, won at Kempton 1m mdn auc stks (5) pol in Feb beating Bishop Of Ruscombe (8-9) by 1l, 7 ran.
Constantine 14-1 (9-7) Took keen hold early tracking leaders on inside, headway on inner to 2nd well over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, edged right final 100 yards, stayed on, won at Lingfield 7f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Nov beating Madame Mirasol (9-1) by 1l, 9 ran.
Idea (USA) 4-1 (8-10) Held up, headway over 2f out, no impression final furlong, 9th of 18, 10l behind That Is The Spirit (9-7) at York 7f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gs in May.
Smart Salute 10-1 (9-1) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, kept on towards finish, never a factor, 6th of 9, 2l behind Banaadeer (9-5) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in May.
Scruffy Tramp (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, pushed along 2f out, soon lost place, behind and eased final furlong, tailed off, last of 7, 38l behind Baltic Brave (9-2) at Yarmouth 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.