EASTERN GIFT returns to this track for the first time since winning over C&D in March. He's 3lb higher but this looks less competitive and Gay Kelleway's charge gets a tentative vote. Sasheen is 6lb higher than when last successful here but went close at Lingfield last month off today's mark, while Rapid Water has been threatening a return to winning ways but has something to prove over today's trip. Catchanova's only win came on the turf but he's been placed here before and veteran San Antonio is another to consider in a wide-open affair.
Cool Hand Jake 12-1 (9-6) Held up, effort over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 5th of 8, 4l behind Willow Dancer (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Apr.
Jungle Bay 11-1 (8-12) Keen tracked leader, ridden 4f out, weakened 2f out, 8th of 9, 18l behind Beau Fighter (8-5) at Southwell 1m 3f hcp 0-80 (4) fbs in May.
San Antonio 6-4fav (9-7) Led, ridden 3f out, headed over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 6, 10l behind Madame Boot (8-7) at Southwell 1m hacp 0-70 (5) fbs in Feb.
Inpursuitoffreedom 9-2fav (9-2) Held up in rear, ridden over 3f out, never near leaders, 7th of 10, 16l behind Chain Of Events (8-13) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Gallantry 5-1 (9-13) Chased leaders, ridden along 3f out, no chance with leading pair 2f out, lost 3rd inside final furlong, weakened soon after, 6th of 10, 10l behind Arrow Storm (8-11) at Lingfield 7f sell stks (6) pol.
Eastern Gift 8-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, headway 4f out, not clear run over 2f out, switched right to outside well over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never nearer, 4th of 12, 4l behind Petsas Pleasure (8-4) at Redcar 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Sasheen 5-2 (9-7) Chased leading pair, lost 3rd over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 6, 5l behind Bold Cross (9-6) at Bath 1m hcp 0-70 (5) fm in May.
Rapid Water 10-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders on inner, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Grand Piano (8-10) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Hecton Lad (USA) 11-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, hung left under pressure over 1f out, not run on, 6th of 10, 8l behind Byrd In Hand (8-12) at Goodwood 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May.
Catchanova (IRE) 5-1 (9-4) Led, ridden and strongly challenged over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Byrd In Hand (8-12) at Goodwood 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May.
Rock With You 20-1 (9-4) Dwelt, in rear, weakened well over 2f out, soon eased, 8th of 9, 24l behind April Fool (10-5) at Lingfield 7f ladies am hcap 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Having A Ball 20-1 (9-3) Held up last, never a factor, 12th of 14, 12l behind Sasheen (9-3) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr.
Cactus King 25-1 (9-7) Soon led, ridden and headed over 3f out, chased leader until over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, last of 9, 18l behind Mnarani (8-4) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in May.
Guildenstern (IRE) 25-1 (9-10) Always behind, ridden and struggling 3f out, never on terms, 7th of 10, 19l behind Arrow Storm (8-11) at Lingfield 7f sell stks (6) pol.