INTRANSIGENT scored over C&D last month before going close again when runner-up over the minimum trip at Ascot. Andrew Balding's sprinter arrives in the best form and gets the nod. Lady Gibraltar has a bit to find on latest running with the selection although she looks sure to be in the mix, while Dark Castle saves his best for this track and just failed over track and trip last week. Priceless Jewel is another C&D winner but out of sorts at present while Charlotte Rosina is looking to bounce back from a bad run at York last time.
Ewell Place (IRE) 25-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 13th of 14, 16l behind Born To Surprise (9-2) at Doncaster 7f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
Intransigent 5-1fav (9-3) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, challenging when carried right from over 1f out, ran on closing stages, 2nd of 15, 1 1/2l behind Kingsgate Choice (9-5) at Ascot 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Priceless Jewel 9-2fav (8-12) Held up, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 14th of 20, 18l behind Heeraat (9-4) at York 6f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf.
Lady Gibraltar 13-2 (8-11) Tracked leaders, effort when hung left over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 15, 4l behind Kingsgate Choice (9-5) at Ascot 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Poole Harbour (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Soon towards rear, 18th of 20, 26l behind Heeraat (9-4) at York 6f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf.
Charlotte Rosina 20-1 (8-12) In touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 12th of 20, 14l behind Heeraat (9-4) at York 6f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf.
Dark Castle 7-4fav (9-5) Tracked leaders and keen, headway over 1f out, led entering final furlong, kept on and headed towards finish, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Delft (9-0) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.