Dominium is not badly treated if at his best on his first start since January but is drawn out wide along with Above The Stars. Fossa keeps on improving and should go well after scoring at Wolverhampton last time while Meridius makes a quick reappearance having finished third at Nottingham on last week's handicap debut. Winter Song is another open to further progress after just the one outing this year but PERFECT VENTURE looks worth sticking with as she won with a bit in hand over course and distance a week ago and there looks more to come.
Dominium (USA) 7-1 (9-3) Held up behind, headway on inside 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on, no impression with winner, 2nd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Lastkingofscotland (9-7) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Above The Stars 4-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, lost place over 3f out, shaken up over 1f out, ran on final 100 yards, never near to challenge, 3rd of 6, 2 3/4l behind Red Cape (9-4) at Wolverhampton 5f sell stks (6) pol.
Rigolleto (IRE) 16-1 (9-13) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 10, 5l behind See The Storm (9-12) at Warwick 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Hatta Stream (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 11, 11l behind Pategonia (9-4) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jun.
Avonvalley 33-1 (9-4) Tracked leading pair on inside, effort 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 10th of 13, 6l behind Bold Ring (9-0) at Kempton 7f flls hcp (0-70) (3yo+) (5) pol.
Meridius (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, led 2f out, headed entering final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Sedenoo (9-7) at Nottingham 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Fossa 7-2fav (9-4) Held up, headway on outside entering home straight, ran on to lead well inside final furlong, ridden out, won at Wolverhampton 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol beating Brynford (8-12) by 1 1/2l, 12 ran.
Desert Command 5-1 (9-1) Took keen hold, joined leader after 2f, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 8, 26l behind Lovesome (8-8) at Leicester 7f 3yo mdn 0-70 (5) gf.
Malaysian Boleh 12-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, weakened over 2f out, last of 14, 37l behind Freddy With A Y (9-7) at Salisbury 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in May.
Winter Song 8-1 (9-3) Chased leading pair, went 2nd over 2f out, no chance with winner when outpaced to 3rd final 50 yards, 3rd of 10, 3l behind Sylvia Pankhurst (9-6) at Lingfield 6f fll hcp (5) pol in May.
Perfect Venture 6-1 (9-2) Made all, driven clear final 2f, kept on strongly under pressure, unchallenged, won at Lingfield 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol beating Winnie Perry (9-0) by 2 1/2l, 11 ran.
For Life (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Taken to post early, close up, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 24l behind Majestic Manannan (9-3) at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.