Guilty and Ho Yam Lay are the odd ones out as they failed to win their latest starts. Mr Shekells is penalised for winning a lower grade handicap at Leicester and it was soft ground when No One Knows scored at Haydock. That leaves Epsom winner Scutum, who should figure again with Frankie taking over the reins, and PANDA SPIRIT. The latter is preferred given she beat a subsequent winner four lengths at Kempton without being asked a serious question and there should be more to come from her.
Scutum (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Chased leading pair, went 2nd over 1f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on and always holding on, won at Epsom Downs 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf beating Chadic (9-5) by nk, 7 ran.
No One Knows 11-4fav (8-13) Held up in touch, took keen hold early, closed over 3f out, challenged over 1f out, edged slightly left inside final furlong, ran on, won at Haydock 6f 2yo hcp (4) sft beating Ar Colleen Aine (8-9) by 1l, 6 ran.
Panda Spirit (USA) 2-5fav (9-0) Raced keenly tracking leader, led over 1f out, pushed out firmly final furlong and kept on strongly, won at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol beating Arethusa (9-0) by 4l, 10 ran.
Guilty 11-4fav (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 1/2l behind Shaakis (9-5) at Brighton 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf.
Mr Shekells 10-1 (8-0) Steadied start, held up, headway over 4f out, driven to challenge between horses over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Leicester 7f 2yo hcp (5) gf beating Groor (9-7) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Ho Yam Lay Evensfav (8-6) Chased leader until over 3f out, chased leading pair, ridden over 1f out, soon switched left, went 2nd again inside final furlong, one pace and no impression on winner, 2nd of 5, 2 1/4l behind Baileys Pursuit (8-6) at Yarmouth 6f 2yo sll (6) fm.