Jockey bookings suggest Ffos Las fourth Uphold is the pick of Jamie Osborne's two runners ahead of Lang Shining, who seems better on the Polytrack nowadays. But both may struggle at the weights here. Ahlawy has gone off the boil since winning at Wolverhampton in March but Layla's Dancer is proving very consistent, though would probably prefer a longer trip and was run out of it by HUMOR ME RENE at Kempton last week. Tony Carroll's charge is fractionally better off at the weights here but George Baker's four-year-old appears on the upgrade and can confirm the form and follow up here.
Lang Shining (IRE) 10-1 (9-11) Held up mid-division, headway over 1f out, chased leaders inside final furlong, soon one pace, 3rd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Faithful Ruler (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 2f clm stks (6) pol in Jan.
Uphold 11-2 (9-7) Switched left soon after start and bumped rival, tracked leaders, ridden and hung left 2f out, no impression, 4th of 8, 2 1/4l behind Avon River (9-10) at Ffos Las 1m clm stks (6) gf.
Ahlawy (IRE) 18-1 (9-0) Slowly away always in rear, reminders halfway, ridden over 3f out, last of 8, 20l behind Prince Of Johanne (9-4) at Ripon 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Layla's Dancer 4-6fav (9-12) Led, ridden over 1f out, edged left last 50 yards, headed close home, 2nd of 5, shd behind Humor Me Rene (9-2) at Kempton 1m 3f clm stks (6) pol.
Amazingreyce 50-1 (8-12) In rear, some late headway, never in contention, 6th of 10, 19l behind Colour Scheme (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Humor Me Rene (USA) 11-4 (9-2) Held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, kept on to lead close home, won at Kempton 1m 3f clm stks (6) pol beating Layla's Dancer (9-12) by shd, 5 ran.
Plush 11-1 (9-10) Slowly away, held up in rear, weakened 3f out, 8th of 9, 28l behind Storm Hawk (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr.
Kheskianto (IRE) 40-1 (8-2) In touch, ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 5th of 12, 7l behind George Baker (8-13) at Nottingham 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) gf.