Understory was winning for the third time over course and distance when successful here last month. He has every chance again but STANDPOINT posted a better effort at Beverley last time and, having slipped down the weights, it could be his turn today. Russian Storm has the past form to figure but hasn't raced for over a year and both of Divine Rule's previous wins came over a shorter trip. Better is expected from Chrissycross back on the Polytrack and Langham Lily has claims on last season's best form so they look best of the rest
Snow Hill 20-1 (8-9) Held up towards rear, headway on inside over 3f out, not clear run and switched right inside final 3f, chasing leaders when hung left and switched left inside final 2f, no impression and weakened over 1f out, 8th of 16, 11l behind Take Two (8-12) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Apr.
Understory (USA) 8-1 (9-3) Made all, ridden over 1f out, driven out, won at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in May beating Syncopate (9-6) by shd, 7 ran.
Chrissycross (IRE) 8-1 (9-12) Slowly away, in rear, ridden over 2f out, soon headway, kept on and no impression final furlong, 7th of 14, 9l behind Balmoral Castle (9-12) at Goodwood 1m 1f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) gd in May.
Standpoint 16-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on, 4th of 15, 2 1/4l behind Reset City (8-11) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Russian Storm 12-1 (8-6) Led early, tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 14, 1/2l behind Resplendent Light (8-6) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in May '12.
Divine Rule (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, ran on, not reach leaders, 3rd of 12, 1l behind Super Duplex (9-5) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Langham Lily (USA) 2-1fav (9-5) Chased leading pair, went 2nd halfway, led 2f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, held and losing place when hampered well inside final furlong, 7th of 8, 3l behind Linkable (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 5f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Feb.
Megalala (IRE) 12-1 (10-9) Rear start, slowly away, soon mid-division, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 10th of 14, 13l behind Balmoral Castle (9-12) at Goodwood 1m 1f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) gd in May.