Strong Man made a brave attempt to carry a similar burden to success over 7f at Ayr on Monday but came up short and it could be a similar story today. VERUS DELICIA is upped 5lb for her recent victory over today's trip at Chepstow but this is no tougher and she's taken to follow-up. Divertimenti remains capable at this level on his day but it's hard to predict when that will be and Errigal Lad makes more appeal back over a longer trip. Whatwehavewehold was engaged to run at Lingfield yesterday.
Strong Man 9-4fav (10-3) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on well towards finish, 2nd of 10, 1l behind Goninodaethat (9-1) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Powerful Pierre 16-1 (9-8) Switched right start, held up towards rear, struggling from 4f out, 8th of 14, 8l behind Ted's Brother (9-9) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Verus Delicia (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Led to post, tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, stayed on to lead near finish, won at Chepstow 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf beating Swendab (10-0) by 1/2l, 14 ran.
Divertimenti (IRE) 11-1 (9-1) Reared start, soon outpaced, stayed on final 100 yards, never on terms, 8th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Sleepy Blue Ocean (9-5) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Whatwehavewehold 50-1 (8-10) Towards rear center, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Jubilee Dancer (9-2) at Doncaster 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Sophie's Beau (USA) 33-1 (8-5) In touch on outside, lost place over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 8, 6l behind Catflap (8-9) at Windsor 5f app hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Errigal Lad 13-2 (8-7) Soon outpaced, ran on final 100 yards, went 3rd close home, nearest finish, 3rd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Sleepy Blue Ocean (9-5) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Sairaam (IRE) 40-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 12, 24l behind Rasselas (9-3) at Beverley 7f sell stks (6) gf.
The Bendy Fella (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Always towards rear, never involved, 12th of 14, 9l behind Chandrayaan (9-5) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Mar.
Heresellie (IRE) 66-1 (8-11) Slowly away, always towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, last of 9, 15l behind Noodles Blue Boy (10-7) at Leicester 5f ladies hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.