A low grade handicap but plenty in with a shout. Last Minute Lisa is penalised for scoring at Brighton and is worse off with Lutine Charlie who was only beaten a length. She'd earlier finished behind Benandonner when the latter was second at Bath with Carrera further back in the field. Last week's Leicester winner Botanist was ending a losing run stretching back to 2009 and that was the same year multiple Polytrack winner The Happy Hammer last scored on Turf. BOND ARTIST failed to cope in much better company at Beverley last time but beat Benandonner at Wolverhampton earlier this year and can return to winning ways in this less competitive contest.
Last Minute Lisa (IRE) 2-1fav (8-12) Tracked leaders, switched right over 1f out, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, led last 50 yards, shade snugly, won at Brighton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gf beating Lutine Charlie (8-12) by 1l, 11 ran.
Benandonner (USA) 15-2 (8-12) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 2nd of 14, 1l behind Zed Candy Girl (8-8) at Bath 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gs in May.
Bond Artist (IRE) 9-1 (8-4) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, never dangerous, 11th of 13, 11l behind Real Tigress (9-0) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
The Happy Hammer (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Raced wide chasing leaders, went 2nd approaching final 2f, ridden over 1f out, every chance under pressure inside final furlong, lost 2nd 100 yards out, kept on same pace in 3rd close home, 3rd of 12, 2l behind Fearless Lad (9-3) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in May.
Hawk Moth (IRE) 22-1 (8-9) Held up, always towards rear, 10th of 11, 9l behind Balmoral Castle (9-3) at Warwick 1m app hcp (6) gd in May.
Greek Islands (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Slowly away, always behind, 9th of 10, 12l behind Belle Bayardo (9-6) at Brighton 7f hcp (6) gd in May.
Carrera 8-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra closing stages, 5th of 14, 5l behind Zed Candy Girl (8-8) at Bath 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gs in May.
Lutine Charlie (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Raced keenly, soon tracking leader, led over 5f out, pushed along over 2f out, strongly pressed from over 1f out, kept slight advantage until joined for lead final furlong, headed and not pace of winner last 50 yards, 2nd of 11, 1l behind Last Minute Lisa (8-12) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Botanist 7-2 (8-8) Chased leaders, driven to lead over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Leicester 7f hcp 0-60 (6) sft beating High On The Hog (8-2) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.
Three Choirs (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Raced wide chasing leaders, ridden and weakened well over 1f out, last of 11, 10l behind Sudden Wish (9-6) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Mar.
Byrd In Hand (IRE) 11-4fav (9-1) Slowly into stride, soon led, headed well inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Perfect Pastime (9-7) at Brighton 7f hcp (6) gd in May.
Lewamy (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Mostly tracked winner until ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 4l behind Meddling (9-2) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in May.