ROLAND is the one to beat on his earlier win at Warwick. He failed to cope with a 7lb rise in better company last time but should come out best dropping down to this level. Avatar Star has already come up short in plating races on a couple of occasions and Baltic Gin is preferred on her earlier placed efforts over today's trip especially as one of those came in soft ground. Tiger's Home has a second over 7f on the Polytrack to her credit but it's difficult to find any form to recommend the remainder.
Roland 5-1 (8-10) Led, hung right and headed well over 1f out, edged left just before 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 9l behind Red Explorer (9-2) at Warwick 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Avatar Star (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Took keen hold, tracked leading pair, no impression when driven over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Progenitor (8-13) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
East Texas Red (IRE) 14-1 (8-6) Always in rear, 7th of 10, 12l behind Mazaaher (9-4) at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Paddy Burke 10-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, pushed along 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 5, 17l behind Hidden Belief (8-12) at Chepstow 7f mdn auc stks (6) gf.
Well Owd Mon Vitus gelding out of Farina.
Baltic Gin (IRE) 10-3 (8-12) Held up towards rear and keen, ridden and headway over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 7l behind Equitissa (9-4) at Chepstow 1m fll hcp (5) gf.
Cio Cio San (IRE) 66-1 (7-7) Mid-division, headway to track leaders halfway, hung right and outpaced over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 6th of 10, 10l behind King Torus (9-10) at Lingfield 1m clm stks (6) pol.
Tiger's Home 25-1 (8-6) Keen in touch, headway 2f out, ridden and kept on final furlong, not trouble leaders, 4th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Napinda (8-2) at Yarmouth 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.