A dismal plating race with Cabuchon and SUTTON SID coming out best at the weights. The latter scored here early in the year but it's anybody's guess what mood he'll turn up in. Ann Stokell's charge is preferred and gets a token vote attempting a longer trip as he drops in class. Litmus has been running well at Brighton without success while Elegant Ophelia has bits of form that could see her figure. Until The Man won at Kempton in February but finished nearer last back at the same track on his latest start on the Flat.
Litmus (USA) 11-4fav (9-1) Chased leaders, went 2nd 4f out until pushed along over 3f out, outpaced well over 1f out, stayed on again inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Last Minute Lisa (9-5) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp (6) fm.
Rock Band 20-1 (9-6) In rear, effort on outside 3f out, no impression, edged right and well beaten 2f out, last of 10, 17l behind Be My Rock (9-7) at Leicester 1m 2f app hcp (6) gf in Sep.
Until The Man (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Chased leader over 1f out, remained handy in 3rd, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 10th of 12, 14l behind I'm Harry (9-6) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Mar.
Elegant Ophelia 10-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, effort on inside over 2f out, soon ridden and every chance, no extra when lost 2nd inside final furlong, 3rd of 13, 5l behind I'm Harry (9-7) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun.
Ice Tres 7-1 (8-3) Keen, tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 9, 8l behind Gabrial The Duke (9-3) at Salisbury 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Illegale (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Held up 4th, went 3rd approaching final 2f, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, went 2nd close home, no chance with winner, 2nd of 4, 2 1/2l behind Ninfea (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 4f sell stks (6) pol in Jun.
Red Willow 7-1 (9-3) Led, joined 2f out, ridden and headed 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 4, 3 1/2l behind Ninfea (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 4f sell stks (6) pol in Jun.
Cabuchon (GER) 7-2 (9-7) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, one pace and no impression, 4th of 10, 6l behind Scribe (9-3) at Bath 1m 5f hcp 0-60 (6) fm.
Iceman George 8-1 (8-12) Raced wide towards rear, never on terms, 9th of 10, 20l behind Maoi Chinn Tire (8-10) at Nottingham 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jun.
Sutton Sid 12-1 (9-2) Towards rear, ridden over 3f out, never on terms, 9th of 14, 7l behind Zed Candy Girl (9-0) at Kempton 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jun.
Green Earth (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Held up in touch, pushed along over 3f out, outpaced final 2f, last of 6, 8l behind Gabrial The Terror (9-4) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.