Seven of the last eight winners of this Listed handicap have carried less than 11st which suggests Rock On Ruby has it all to do under top weight on his reappearance. First Fandango has a lot more on his plate than at Leicester, while the handicapper took exception to Alarazi's battling win at Sandown in March. Rumble Of Thunder is much improved this year, however, but also now looks in the handicapper's grip. Empire Levant is scheduled to make a swift return to action after winning very easily over C&D on Thursday and Harry Derham's claim is again in his favour but we fancy DREAM FUNCTION to go close off bottom weight. She appears to have got her act together this season and the third from her latest success under a penalty at Exeter, Kentford Grey Lady, franked the form of that easy win here earlier in the week. Titan De Sarti is still a maiden but has ability and may prove best of the rest at the weights.
Rock On Ruby (IRE) 9-2 (11-4) In touch in mid-division, mistake 3rd, closed 3 out, ridden 2 out, 3rd and beaten when hit last, 3rd of 9, 21l behind Spirit Son (11-4) at Aintree 2m 4f nov hdl G2 (1) gd in Apr.
First Fandango Evensfav (11-12) Tracked leaders in 3rd, went 2nd from 4th, led narrowly 3 out, pressed before last, ridden run-in, kept on well towards finish, won at Leicester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd beating Rory Boy (9-12) by 4l, 5 ran.
Rumble Of Thunder (IRE) 7-2fav (11-5) Held up towards rear, hit 5th, headway after 4 out, challenged last, ridden to lead and edged left flat, kept on well, won at Aintree 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gs in Oct beating Dance For Julie (10-6) by 3 1/2l, 11 ran.
Alarazi (IRE) 7-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear on inner, took keen hold, headway before 2 out, ridden before last, one pace, 4th of 13, 14l behind Topolski (11-4) at Aintree 2m nov hdl G2 (1) gd in Apr.
Raya Star (IRE) 10-3fav (11-11) Held up towards rear, smooth headway on outside approaching 3 out, travelling well next, led approaching last, came clear flat, easily, won at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Oct beating Golden Future (10-5) by 3 1/2l, 12 ran.
Ultravox (USA) 20-1 (11-11) Tracked leader, lost place 3 out, weakened from next, 13th of 18, 34l behind Rangitoto (10-11) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gs.
Empire Levant (USA) Evensfav (11-4) Made all, came clear from 3 out, unchallenged, won at Newbury 2m con hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gs beating Tony Star (11-4) by 29l, 6 ran.
Titan De Sarti (FR) 8-1 (11-6) Held up towards rear, hit 4th, not fluent 5th, well beaten when mistake last, 16th of 23, 35l behind What A Charm (10-6) at Cheltenham 2m 4yo nov hcp hdl Grd 3 (1) gd in Mar.
Rebel Dancer (FR) 5-1fav (11-7) Held up in rear, headway on outside after 4 out, chased leaders next, ridden and kept on same pace under pressure from 2 out, no impression, 4th of 18, 12l behind Ubi Ace (11-5) at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) sft.
Non Dom (IRE) 9-4 (11-9) Always prominent, challenged 2 out, soon led, ridden clear approaching last, stayed on well, won at Bangor 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Mar beating Jimmy The Saint (11-9) by 4 1/2l, 11 ran.
Dream Function (IRE) 2-1 (11-2) Held up in touch, went 3rd 6th, led 3 out, clear approaching last, easily, won at Exeter 2m 3f mrs nov hdl (4) sft beating Swincombe Flame (10-10) by 5l, 16 ran.