Last week's winner at Bath, Edgeworth, has won five times over track and trip and a bold bid is likely from him in this company. Mafi went close over C&D on his penultimate start although a high draw is not ideal while Strike Force is usually on the premises at this level. Gallantry remains on a decent mark if at his best but D'Urberville could do with some respite from the handicapper. THE HIGH MAN will have come on for a recent outing at Newbury, his first start since 2010 when showing some ability for John Oxx, and a chance is taken we have yet to see the best of Ed Walker's charge.
Edgeworth (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Led and set steady pace, headed halfway, led again over 2f out, driven and strongly pressed final furlong, held on gamely, won at Bath 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gs beating James Pollard (8-10) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
King Of Windsor (IRE) 40-1 (9-5) In rear, outpaced 4f out, behind final 3f, last of 8, 35l behind Southern State (9-2) at Southwell 1m 3f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Mar.
Peachez 10-1 (8-11) Slowly away in rear, headway 2f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 14, 11l behind Carinya (9-3) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Nov.
Mafi (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Led early, tracked leaders, driven over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 16, 11l behind Chain Of Events (9-2) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
The High Man 7-1 (9-7) Held up mid-division, ridden and headway over 2f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 14, 7l behind Resplendent Light (8-6) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in May.
Al Aqabah (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) In touch until outpaced and lost place badly 3f out, still in last pair and plenty to do over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, no threat, 6th of 11, 4l behind Rezwaan (9-3) at Lingfield 1m hacp 0-70 (5) pol in May.
D'urberville 9-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, headway when hampered over 2f out, never dangerous, 9th of 14, 25l behind Flying Applause (9-4) at Leicester 1m hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Apr.
Strike Force 15-2 (10-11) Keen tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 12, 7l behind Maslak (9-10) at Lingfield 1m 4f am hcp (0-70) (5) pol in Feb.
Amistress 12-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, outpaced over 2f out, no impression, 6th of 15, 10l behind Elspeth's Boy (8-11) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Unex Renoir 16-1 (9-12) Tracked leaders, ridden over 4f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 13, 18l behind Clowance Estate (8-11) at Lingfield 1m 3f mdn stks (5) gf in May.
Archelao (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, not clear run and switched left inside final furlong, stayed on, never nearer, 6th of 12, 4l behind Dvinsky (9-4) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in May.
Opus Maximus (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) In rear, never on terms, 9th of 13, 19l behind Myboyalfie (9-6) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Gallantry 16-1 (9-3) Held up, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, went 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 11, 2l behind Zing Wing (9-2) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Wishformore (IRE) 10-1 (9-1) Held up in touch on outer, ridden over 2f out, one pace and no impression, 8th of 11, 5l behind Land Hawk (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.