There's little between those in the top half of the handicap, although Doncaster winner War Spirit and Touch The Clouds appeared to improve for the soft ground on their latest starts. There was also cut in the ground when GROUNDWORKER scored at Goodwood but he'd run well on a fast surface before that so Sylvester Kirk's colt makes most appeal on that basis. Saffire Song and Hustle Bustle are winners on the all-weather but Inheritance has shown little in a couple of starts on the Polytrack so far this year.
Lady Lydia (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Steadied start, held up well in rear, hedaway tracking leaders going well 2f out, ridden and found nil inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 5l behind Twin Point (9-7) at Sandown 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Touch The Clouds 20-1 (8-12) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on to take 2nd place towards finish, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Flashy Queen (9-7) at Nottingham 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Groundworker (IRE) 6-4fav (9-6) Chased leaders, bumped 2f out, led over 1f out, driven out, won at Goodwood 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft in May beating Gulland Rock (9-3) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.
Saffire Song 11-2 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 4th of 9, 2 1/4l behind Crisis Averted (9-7) at Wolverhampton 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
National Service (USA) 11-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 10th of 12, 10l behind Bispham Green (9-12) at Haydock 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
War Spirit 11-10fav (9-5) Made all, ridden over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Doncaster 5f mdn stks (5) sft beating Red Forever (9-2) by 1l, 7 ran.
Hustle Bustle (IRE) 5-1 (8-13) Went slightly right start, soon led, driven over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on, headed and no extra towards finish, 2nd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Dreams Of Reality (9-7) at Lingfield 6f fll hcp (5) pol in May.
He's My Boy (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Chased leading pair on inside, headway on inner over 2f out, led narrowly and briefly entering final 2f, chased winner, no impression when lost 2nd inside final furlong, weakened and lost two places near finish, 5th of 6, 6l behind Moonspring (9-3) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in May.
Argent Touch 16-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders centre, outpaced 2f out, soon ridden, weakened final furlong, 8th of 13, 11l behind By Rights (8-8) at Nottingham 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Inheritance 10-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders in 5th on inside, pushed along over 2f out, weakened quickly over 1f out, eased when beaten inside final furlong, 12th of 14, 12l behind Role Player (10-0) at Kempton 7f mdn stks (5) pol in May.
Kalon Brama (IRE) 50-1 (8-5) Pulled hard led after 2f, clear 3f out, headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 11, 8l behind Ghinia (9-1) at Newmarket 1m 3yo fll hcp 0-75 (5) gd in May.
Anfield 14-1 (8-12) Chased leaders in 3rd, every chance over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 7l behind Boy Wonder (9-0) at Yarmouth 5f mdn auc stks (6) gf in Apr.