MUSTAJED won last year's renewal off a higher mark and is taken to go in again under regular partner Philip Millman. Sail Home went close in one of these events over C&D last time and should be thereabouts while Spartan Spirit has been in good form at Kempton and may figure. Now What was only beaten a head at Bath on her latest start and Cuckoo Rock is another to consider having finished a close-up fourth at Chepstow last month.
Sail Home 20-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 15, 3 1/2l behind Maven (10-9) at Newbury 1m 2f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) gf in May.
Spartan Spirit (IRE) 1-4fav (9-1) Led, ridden and headed well inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 2nd of 8, 1l behind The Blue Dog (9-1) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar.
Sula Two 5-1 (9-6) Always towards rear, never in contention, tailed off, 8th of 11, 34l behind L Frank Baum (10-0) at Bath 2m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Sep.
Transfer 8-1 (10-11) Held up in rear, effort over 2f out, never dangerous, 10th of 13, 7l behind Baan (10-4) at Lingfield 1m 4f amat hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov.
Now What 8-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, went 3rd over 4f out, went 2nd over 2f out, dropped to 3rd approaching final furlong, rallied to chase winner inside final furlong, kept on close home, just held, 2nd of 9, hd behind Maydream (8-11) at Bath 1m 5f fll hcp 0-70 (5) gs in May.
Byrd In Hand (IRE) 9-2 (10-3) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 8l behind Moody Tunes (10-5) at Goodwood 1m 1f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) gs.
Cuckoo Rock (IRE) 11-2 (8-11) Held up in mid-division, headway over 6f out, challenged over 1f out, unable to quicken inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 1 1/4l behind Bold Cross (8-7) at Chepstow 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in May.
Mustajed 22-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, headway to track leader 8f out, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, one pace and lost two places inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 6l behind William's Way (10-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f am hcp 0-55 (6) pol in May.
Merrjanah 11-2 (9-8) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, no impression, 6th of 14, 10l behind Hab Reeh (10-0) at Redcar 6f Amateur Maiden Handicap (0-65) (4yo+) (6) gf.
Rosy Dawn 16-1 (10-7) Behind, headway over 2f out, soon beaten, 8th of 9, 21l behind Shirataki (11-9) at Windsor 1m 2f am hcp 0-65 (6) sft.