Fazbee and LORD FIDELIO can dominate this competitive seller, with preference for the last named horse. Formerly in the care of Andrew Balding, our selection now represents David Evans and it's no surprise this previously disappointing sort seems to have improved for the change in scenery. Ignoring a shocking display at Thirsk on his penultimate start when clearly resenting the blinkers the four-year-old has been in grand form and the way he won last time suggests further success awaits. He's got form on the surface, comes out as one of the best-in at the weights and should take all the beating from the best of the draw. Fazbee won a handicap here in January and once again showed her liking for the place when beaten a head over course and distance last time. That was in a similar race to this one and this strong-travelling filly should go close, particularly if delivered late by Tony Culhane. Fol Liam has a bit to find at the weights with our pick but has claims on his form prior to disappointing last time. He makes his debut here but has won over the trip and Wolverhampton, however from his wide draw this is a big ask. Waterloo Dock likes it here and has been in good form this year but he's got a bit to do at these weights and is perhaps better over six furlongs. Nomoretaxes needs a mention as the horse officially best-in but he's been beaten out of sight over hurdles lately and in truth makes little appeal, whilst Straight Face is a stablemate of our selection and therefore needs a market check as a course and distance winner, but Lord Fidelio arrives at the top of his game and can strike again whilst the iron is hot.
Fol Liam 13-2 (9-5) Behind stands side, driven 2f out, never on terms, 10th of 17, 13l behind Camerooney (9-0) at Doncaster 7f ldy hcp (4) gf in Apr.
Lord Fidelio (IRE) 4-1 (9-11) Tracked leaders, led well over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Catterick 7f 3yo & 4yo sll (6) gf in May beating Dispol Kabira (8-9) by 2l, 8 ran.
Straight Face (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Behind, ridden along and no response halfway, ran on down outside inside final furlong but never in race, 6th of 12, 4l behind Lady Kent (9-7) at Lingfield 7f clm stks (6) pol in May.
Waterloo Dock 9-4fav (9-3) In touch, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 8th of 12, 7l behind Titus Gent (9-0) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr.
Fazbee (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Mid-division, good headway on inside over 2f out, led narrowly 1f out, no extra and headed near finish, 2nd of 12, hd behind Lady Kent (9-7) at Lingfield 7f clm stks (6) pol in May.
Esteem Lord 40-1 (8-10) Went right start, tracked leaders, lost place well over 2f out, 15th of 16, 33l behind Kilburn (9-4) at Goodwood 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gd in May.
Gone Hunting 15-2 (9-0) Held up in rear, pushed along over 2f out, came wide entering straight, some late headway, never dangerous, 7th of 12, 9l behind Samarinda (9-12) at Lingfield 7f clm stks (6) pol in May.
Hinton Admiral 25-1 (9-5) Steadied start, soon switched left, held up in rear and took keen hold, headway under pressure over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 6l behind Samarinda (9-12) at Lingfield 7f clm stks (6) pol in May.
If Only 14-1 (9-1) Mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, soon behind, 12th of 13, 22l behind Yakama (8-9) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.
Nomoretaxes (UAE) 66-1 (9-9) Raced in mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, soon weakened, 13th of 14, 19l behind Gold Express (9-4) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Jul.
Broughtons Dream 66-1 (9-0) Held up in rear of main group, ridden over 2f out, kept on, never near leaders, 4th of 8, 12l behind Fen Spirit (9-0) at Great Leighs 6f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Nov '08.
Kathleen Kennet 16-1 (9-2) Led, ridden headed 2f out, weakened 1f out, 9th of 15, 13l behind The Shuffler (8-7) at Brighton 1m stks 0-55 (6) gf in Apr.
Preset 33-1 (8-7) Started slowly and rider lost both irons leaving stalls, behind and pulled up over 2f out, in a race won by Noble Jack (9-10) at Lingfield 1m sell stks (6) pol in May, 11 ran.
Gems 66-1 (9-0) Held up in touch, pushed along 4f out, soon lost place, tailed off, last of 12, well behind Sea Of Heartbreak (9-0) at Salisbury 1m 2f 3yo stk 0-70 (5) gf in May.