A couple of the recent winners look to have plenty on their plate. Perfect Cracker drops back in trip off an 8lb higher mark after scoring at Windsor on Monday and Ocean Legend was upped 10lb for his recent win at Brighton. Stormbound ended last year with a victory over track and trip and has a shout on his return but BARNMORE is preferred. The latter finished well ahead of Top Set here a fortnight ago and with an apprentice's allowance taken into consideration, is effectively only 2lb higher today. Hierarch remains in fine form and is another to consider.
Perfect Cracker 10-1 (8-6) Took keen hold, held up in 5th, headway between horses inside final 2f, challenged and hung left inside final furlong, led close home, won at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf beating Red Warrior (9-6) by nk, 9 ran.
Cathedral 4-1 (9-7) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 8, 10l behind Chain Of Events (9-7) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in May.
Ocean Legend (IRE) 6-1 (8-10) Behind, switched right and headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, ran on to lead inside final furlong, ridden out, won at Brighton 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd in May beating Imperial Glance (9-4) by 2 1/4l, 8 ran.
Speedy Writer 11-2 (8-13) Held up, ridden when dropped to rear over 3f out, last of 9, 16l behind Harry Bosch (9-7) at Bath 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May.
Dana's Present 8-1 (9-4) Close up, ridden over 2f out, effort over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 9, 6l behind Lawmans Thunder (9-4) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in May.
Top Set (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Took keen hold, tracked leaders on outside, ridden and no impression over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Barnmore (8-9) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in May.
Barnmore 25-1 (8-9) Steadied start, soon mid-division on inside, good headway on inner over 2f out, led over 1f out, stayed on strongly, ridden out, won at Kempton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in May beating Rouge Nuage (9-4) by 2l, 10 ran.
Hierarch (IRE) 5-1 (8-12) Held up in touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on and headed towards finish, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Grace Hull (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar.
Stormbound (IRE) 13-2 (9-7) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, headway under pressure over 1f out, strong run inside final furlong, led close home, won at Kempton 1m hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov beating Byroness (9-5) by hd, 13 ran.
Settle For Red (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) In touch, pushed along and lost place 4f out, behind over 3f out,, 10th of 12, 12l behind Fearless Lad (9-3) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in May.