A tough race rounds off the evening and MIX N MATCH is a far from confident selection to bring home the bacon. Summer Lodge and Medieval Maiden are others worth a look in the betting market, while Shavoulin ran well from out of the weights at Goodwood five days ago and can give each-way punters a thrill if he posts a similar effort tonight. The last named is a long-standing maiden, though and, as is the case with many of the rest of the field; isn't noted for consistency. Medieval Maiden has been in good form of late and won a seller at Lingfield in good style last week. This is not much stronger but he is set to carry 6lb extra, so has a bit more to prove. Summer Lodge has won under both codes of racing and arrives here in good heart. David Probert has won on him in the past and, considering that he 4lb below that previous winning mark, he has a live chance on these terms. However, Mix N Match has the better recent form figures and, as he is fit and bouncing from a recent jumps campaign, the switch to the Flat is not expected to inconvenience this son of Royal Applause.
Mister Trickster (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) Dwelt, held up in rear, ridden and headway over 2f out, one pace from over 1f out, 6th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Surprise Pension (7-11) at Leicester 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Summer Lodge 11-2 (8-9) Held up and keen, led over 8f out, ridden over 3f out, stayed on towards finish, just held, 2nd of 8, hd behind Golden Groom (8-7) at Ripon 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Mix N Match 9-2 (8-12) In touch, headway over 2f out, ridden to dispute 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on, 3rd of 14, 1/2l behind Lytham (8-11) at Kempton 1m 2f hcap (6) pol in Feb.
Empire Seeker (USA) 66-1 (9-1) Chased leader, led 3f out, ridden, headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 13, 6l behind Free Tussy (8-13) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.
Maybe I Wont 11-1 (8-4) Towards rear, ridden along halfway, some late headway, never troubled leaders, 7th of 14, 8l behind Salerosa (8-8) at Beverley 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd in May.
Tara's Garden 25-1 (8-10) Mid-division, weakened over 1f out, hung left, 12th of 13, 13l behind Prince Rossi (8-6) at Chepstow 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May.
Sir Haydn 12-1 (8-1) Mid-division, ridden and lost place over 2f out, never on terms, 10th of 16, 15l behind Cwm Rhondda (9-3) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp (6) gd in May.
Medieval Maiden 10-1 (9-9) Mid-division, lost place over 4f out, headway on outside approaching final furlong, ridden and stayed on to lead towards finish, won at Lingfield 1m 4f sell stks (6) pol beating Sunset Boulevard (10-0) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
Eagle Nebula 8-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden to chase leaders over 1f out, kept on final furlong, never troubled leaders, 4th of 16, 6l behind Cwm Rhondda (9-3) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp (6) gd in May.
Platoche (IRE) 11-1 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, 15th of 16, 22l behind Mossmann Gorge (8-5) at Lingfield 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) in May.
Everyman 9-1 (8-11) Held up behind, headway on outside from 2f out, kept on final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 13, 2 1/4l behind Mixing (8-8) at Kempton 1m 4f Apprentice Handicap (0-65) (4yo+) (6) pol.
Lady Sorcerer 13-2 (8-7) Led 1f, remained in touch, chased leader 4f out, ridden and every chance from over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Graylyn Ruby (9-4) at Yarmouth 1m 3f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in May.
Karky Schultz (GER) 7-1 (10-9) Pulled hard in touch, effort over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 12, 26l behind Corlough Mountain (10-5) at Kempton 1m 4f Am hcp (6) pol in Jan.
Shavoulin (USA) 11-2 (10-2) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on, no extra, 3rd of 14, 1 1/4l behind Addwaitya (11-3) at Goodwood 1m 1f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) gf.