The ground is riding soft again and that will suit FLEXIBLE FLYER in this. He opened his account at Warwick in April with a subsequent winner behind and can follow-up on his handicap debut. Nassua Storm won his maiden at Kempton three weeks ago and has yet to race in soft going, likewise dual Lingfield winner Emmuska. Amadeus Wolfe Tone won in testing ground at Chepstow last year though he hasn't raced since October and Loyal Master is another who acts on today's surface and he could figure. Dubious Escapade is not without a chance but Uprise will need to improve on his form to date.
Emmuska 14-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, every chance over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 17, 11l behind Emman Bee (8-7) at Newbury 7f 3yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) gs in May.
Ruby Night (IRE) 7-2 (8-10) Held up, headway over 1f out, ridden and no impression final furlong, 5th of 8, 1 1/2l behind Amazing Storm (9-1) at Newmarket 7f 2yo hcp (3) gs in Aug.
Amadeus Wolfe Tone (IRE) 6-1 (9-1) Keen in touch, headway 3f out, ridden and soon chased leader, kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Mr Spiggott (9-0) at Haydock 1m 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Oct.
Nassau Storm 8-1 (9-3) Made all, joined 2f out, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, strongly pressed close home, held on gamely, won at Kempton 7f 3yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in May beating Cooler Climes (9-3) by hd, 12 ran.
Flexible Flyer 4-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, headway on outside over 2f out, chased leader well over 1f out, pushed along to lead inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Warwick 7f 3yo mdn (5) sft in Apr beating Willies Wonder (9-3) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
Loyal Master (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Soon led, clear over 4f out, ridden 3f out, headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 7, 5l behind Masters Blazing (8-12) at Nottingham 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in May.
Byronic Hero 33-1 (8-10) Went left start, in rear, never a factor, 16th of 17, 21l behind Baccarat (8-8) at York 7f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in May.
Fabled City (USA) 12-1 (9-1) Keen in touch, headway 2f out, soon every chance, stayed on one pace, 4th of 10, 2 1/4l behind Dixie's Dream (9-4) at Leicester 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gs in May.
Uprise 11-4 (8-11) Mid-division, headway on inside over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Priceless Jewel (9-5) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in May.
Dark Falcon (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, no impression, 4th of 13, 1 1/2l behind Delft (9-7) at Lingfield 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in May.
Daraa (IRE) 25-1 (9-6) Held up in touch, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 11, 31l behind Dishy Guru (9-7) at Folkestone 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Apr.
Dubious Escapade (IRE) 4-1fav (9-11) In touch on outside, headway over 2f out, led narrowly over 1f out, soon ridden, headed inside final furlong, kept on, held towards finish, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Sabhan (9-5) at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gs in May.
Theresnoneedfordat (IRE) 5-1 (8-11) Led early, chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 9th of 10, 40l behind Medieval Bishop (8-10) at Salisbury 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Oct.
Arctic Stryker 50-1 (9-7) Took keen hold in touch, effort on inside 2f out, chased leaders inside final furlong, one apce and lost 3rd final strides, 4th of 13, 1 1/2l behind First Bid (9-5) at Lingfield 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in May.
Lady Loch 15-8 (9-0) Soon pushed along in rear, ridden and outpaced 3f out, kept on final furlong, never near leaders, 5th of 8, 6l behind Ozz (9-0) at Chester 7f mdn fll stks (4) sft in May.
Darrow (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, switched left and headway over 3f out, soon chasing leaders, effort over 1f out, soon weakened, 9th of 13, 16l behind Stellar Express (9-7) at Nottingham 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Lord Paget 10-1 (8-2) Tracked leaders, driven to challenge over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 4 1/2l behind Vivid Blue (8-4) at Southwell 7f mdn auc stks (6) fbs in May.