Most of these arrive in woeful form and even Mister Bob, a runner-up at Southwell last time, was still beaten six lengths. REGGIE PERRIN is preferred on his recent fourth at Kempton given he wasn't beaten far over track and trip at this time last year. Red Dragon has slipped down the weights and tries a longer trip and Mont Jess is on a decent mark if back to her best. Conquestadim won over 1m3f at Kempton in April but has quickly reverted to his more usual poor efforts.
Kent Ragstone (USA) 28-1 (9-7) Tracked leader, struck into over 8f out, soon eased, pulled up over 7f out, in a race won by Albonny (9-1) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol, 9 ran.
Conquestadim 7-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 8th of 11, 26l behind Whinging Willie (9-1) at Newbury 1m 3f app hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Montjess (IRE) 33-1 (9-1) Chased clear leader at strong pace, lost 2nd over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 9, 22l behind Soul Intent (9-7) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Red Dragon (IRE) 11-1 (9-5) Tracked leading pair, stayed alone in centre of course in straight, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 5th of 6, 8l behind Bertie Moon (9-5) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Reggie Perrin 25-1 (8-2) In rear, pushed along 6f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 4th of 9, 5l behind Albonny (9-1) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Mister Bob (GER) 5-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 5f out, led over 3f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, eased when beaten inside final furlong, 2nd of 12, 6l behind Katie Gale (9-3) at Southwell 2m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Jun.
Stormy Morning 20-1 (9-1) Dwelt always in rear, 11th of 12, 27l behind Eilean Mor (8-13) at Ayr 1m 5f app hcp (6) gs.