A winner on the Polytrack, PIVOTAL SILENCE passed the post first at Newbury last week but was disqualified for interference. Amanda Perrett's filly races off the same mark today and can take this as a consolation. A longer trip of 1m6f and the soft ground at Nottingham were legitimate excuses for Gabrial The Duke's recent poor effort and he has solid claims in this as does recent Beverley third Mirth. Handsome Stranger won a seller last week but the lightly-raced Chocolate Block makes more appeal stepping up in trip having won here on her handicap debut.
Furibondo 25-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, some headway on outside over 4f out, soon outpaced and struggling, tailed off, 8th of 10, 21l behind Powder Hound (9-5) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) gd in Apr.
Gabrial The Duke (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Towards rear, headway 5f out, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 16l behind Chocala (9-7) at Nottingham 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft in May.
Pivotal Silence 14-1 (9-2) Took keen hold, chased leaders, went 2nd 8f out until over 4f out, headway going well and edged left over 2f out, ridden and went 2nd over 1f out, led inside final furlong, hung badly right close home, just held on (disqualified and placed 2nd), in a race won by Debdebdeb (9-2) at Newbury 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd, 15 ran.
Himalayan Peak 33-1 (8-11) Held up in mid-division on inside, effort on inside over 2f out, kept on same pace final 2f, 5th of 11, 8l behind Masquerading (8-11) at Kempton 1m 3f mdn auc stks (5) pol in May.
Inherited 8-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, chased leaders, under pressure 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 11, 2 1/4l behind Soul Intent (9-6) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Slip of The Tongue 10-11fav (9-6) Held up mid-division and keen, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 7, 8l behind Alpine Mysteries (9-7) at Kempton 1m 3f 3yo app hcp 0-60 (6) std.
Mirth 14-1 (9-5) Held up mid-division and keen, tracked leaders over 8f out, ridden over 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, kept on and held towards finish, 3rd of 11, hd behind Bain's Pass (9-4) at Beverley 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Chocolate Block (IRE) 5-2fav (8-11) Slowly into stride, in rear, pushed along and good headway on outside over 3f out, led over 2f out, hung right inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr beating Knight's Parade (9-6) by 1 3/4l, 10 ran.
Handsome Stranger (IRE) 3-1 (8-7) Close up, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, soon clear, comfortable, won at Yarmouth 1m 1f 3yo app sll (6) gf beating Claude Greenwood (8-13) by 10l, 8 ran.
Halling's Wish 16-1 (9-5) Tracked leader, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 10, 10l behind Afro (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) sft in May.