Chain Of Events carries a 6lb penalty for last week's Sandown victory and has been well beaten off this mark in the past. Red Lover was having his first start over the trip when unlucky in-running at Sandown and should go close while another penalised runner Searing Heat is on the upgrade judging by his victory at Ripon. Lieutenant Kojak ran well on heavy ground last time and has a Polytrack victory to his credit so he isn't out of this but further rain would greatly enhance the prospects of Cairanne, a winner on testing ground at Yarmouth and just touched off by Resplendent Light at Newbury. RED SHUTTLE hasn't had much experience but ran a fine race behind Knowe Head here last month and can gain his first success from just 2lb higher.
Chain Of Events 9-2fav (9-2) In touch on outside, headway to lead inside final 2f, ridden and held on well final furlong, won at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May beating Super Duplex (8-9) by 1 1/4l, 16 ran.
Red Lover 5-1 (9-3) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, effort between horses entering final furlong, ridden and unable to quicken, went 3rd post, 3rd of 8, 2 1/4l behind King Zeal (8-12) at Leicester 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in May.
Marhaba Malyoon (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Dwelt, held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 8th of 9, 21l behind Persian Peril (9-5) at Hamilton 1m 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gs in May.
Victorian Number (FR) (8-13) last of 8, 42l behind Kadou (8-13) at Nantes(FR) 1m stk sft in Jun '11.
Odin (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Always towards rear, 16th of 18, well behind Knowe Head (9-4) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Red Shuttle 28-1 (9-2) Dwelt well in rear, headway over 2f out, ran on strongly and switched right towards finish, not reach leaders, 3rd of 18, 1/2l behind Knowe Head (9-4) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Vanilla Rum 25-1 (9-2) Tracked leader stand side, ridden to lead this trio over 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 18, 4l behind Knowe Head (9-4) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Searing Heat (USA) 10-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden to challenge over 2f out, kept on to lead close home, won at Ripon 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May beating Brockfield (9-6) by nk, 18 ran.
Final Drive (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Dwelt, held up in rear, effort over 2f out, never dangerous, 8th of 9, 18l behind Wiseman's Diamond (8-8) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-75 (5) hvy in May.
Lieutenant Kojak 6-1 (9-5) Tracked leader, ridden to lead over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 2nd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Tilsworth Glenboy (9-6) at Yarmouth 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in May.
Sacrilege 25-1 (9-9) Very slowly away and refused to race, in a race won by Urban Space (9-5) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul '10, 14 ran.
Osgood 12-1 (9-0) Close up, every chance over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 7th of 14, 16l behind Resplendent Light (8-6) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in May.
Dicey Vows (USA) 33-1 (9-13) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, no chance with leaders over 1f out, stayed on same pace, 4th of 10, 11l behind Splendid Light (9-13) at Kempton 1m 3f mdn stks (5) pol in Mar.
Cairanne 12-1 (8-0) Took keen hold, soon led, ridden over 1f out, kept on and headed towards finish, 2nd of 14, nk behind Resplendent Light (8-6) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in May.
Warden Bond 8-1 (9-4) Always in rear, last of 10, 17l behind Carpentras (8-11) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.