Hard to get a handle on this seller with the leading players all on the downgrade it seems, although Jim Best thought CARLTON SCROOP worth claiming after the eight-year-old scored at Wolverhampton when last seen on the level. He's disappointed twice since over timber but has good claims back on the all weather where he has won or been placed in more than half of his 33 starts. Brett Johnson has double claims with Eagle Nebula and Evident Pride with preference for the latter as he has some fair low-grade handicap form to his name this year. Camps Bay is not in form at present but would be a definite player if returning to anything like his best.
Camps Bay (USA) 16-1 (9-4) Held up in touch, ridden over 3f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 6th of 15, 5l behind No Time For Tears (7-12) at Nottingham 1m 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Carlton Scroop (FR) 4-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, edged left, stayed on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 6f clm stks (6) pol in Jan beating Munsef (9-11) by 2l, 5 ran.
Cry Alot Boy 3-1 (9-10) Steadied start, raced keenly in touch, tracked leaders after 2f, outpaced 3f out, rallied approaching final furlong, stayed on to go moderate 3rd closing stages, 3rd of 5, 8l behind Bolodenka (9-10) at Musselburgh 1m 1f Selling Stakes (0-75) (3yo+) (6) gd in Apr.
Eagle Nebula 5-1 (8-10) Held up towards rear and keen, headway on outer over 3f out led 2f out, edged left inside final furlong, soon headed, no extra, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Relative Strength (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 4f sell stks (6) pol in Apr.
Evident Pride (USA) 3-1 (9-0) Led, clear 8f out until steadied halfway, driven over 2f out, soon headed, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 7, 13l behind Broughtons Paradis (9-5) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May.
Vitruvian Man 6-1 (10-0) Led, ridden and headed early straight, soon no extra, 5th of 6, 7l behind Barbadine (9-3) at Dundalk 1m 3f stks pol in Sep.
Senor Tibor (USA) 100-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride, always towards rear, 5th of 6, 29l behind Jack's Revenge (9-3) at Brighton 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May.