Sure Thing's debut third at Ludlow suggests he'll go close in this modest finale but there was just as much promise in KAYFONTAINE's run at Ffos Las in March. Very green that day, Jonjo O'Neill's mare kept on nicely once the penny dropped and will know more today. None of the others with experience have shown much so far but there are possibilities about newcomers Open Country and Antihero. The latter was an expensive yearling and has a decent Flat pedigree so could have a bit more speed than most of these.
Captains Measure (IRE) 33-1 (11-6) Rear of mid-division, ridden in 11th 4f out, no impression, 14th of 18, well behind Open Up Your Heart (11-7) at Down Royal 2m N H flat in Feb.
Open Country (IRE) Flemensfirth gelding out of Tricky Tina.
Reel Weld 66-1 (11-2) Tracked leader 4f, remained prominent until weakened over 4f out, tailed off, 6th of 8, 40l behind Dort Tranquille (11-5) at Southwell 1m 6f NH flat (4) std in Jan '10.
Rhinestone Rebel (IRE) Rashar gelding out of Flute Opera.
Seawood 40-1 (10-9) In touch on outside, took keen hold, closed over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 9, 32l behind Flame of Desire (10-6) at Uttoxeter 2m NH flat (6) gd.
Sure Thing (FR) 11-2 (11-0) Jinked left start, held up, headway 5f out, ridden over 2f out, one pace from over 1f out, 3rd of 5, 8l behind Lemon's Gent (10-10) at Ludlow 2m NH flat (5) gd in May.
Tata Corner (IRE) Pilsudski gelding out of Wonder Winnie.
Antihero Motivator gelding out of Damsel.
The Ginster Grape Tree Road gelding out of Rosewings.
Think 66-1 (10-12) Took keen hold, held up in rear, some modest headway over 2f out, 8th of 13, 22l behind Cardinal Rose (10-12) at Southwell 2m NH flat (6) gd in Apr.
Cruise Patrol 16-1 (11-0) in a race won by The Masters Lesson (12-0) at Mordon 2m 4f ptp fm in May '10, 8 ran.
Kayfontaine 20-1 (10-10) Mid-division, never dangerous, 7th of 13, 31l behind Hard To Swallow (11-3) at Ffos Las 2m NH flat (5) gd in Mar.
Lady Blythe 100-1 (10-7) Led, headed 6f out, soon behind, tailed off, last of 11, well behind Western Approaches (10-5) at Bangor 2m 1f mares n h flat (5) gd in May.
Sudden Light (IRE) Presenting mare out of Coolshamrock.