First Blade's only win on turf came in heavy ground, while Newcastle winner Arch Walker couldn't follow-up at Hamilton last time despite racing off the same mark. FLYING APPLAUSE was winning for the third time here when scoring over C&D last week. He ran out a four length winner on that occasion and is taken to defy a penalty and follow-up. Half A Crown won at Ayr when last seen at the track but that was in 2009, while Ffos Las maiden winner Delaware Dancer hasn't raced since November. Exceedingly Good and Pineapple Pete have both been placed here recently and could prove best of the rest.
First Blade 8-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, went 2nd on inside 2f out, led inside final furlong, edged left final 110 yards, held on close home, won at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in May beating The Tatling (9-7) by hd, 10 ran.
Grudge 7-1 (9-11) Tracked leaders on inner halfway, pushed along over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 6l behind Speightowns Kid (9-2) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Arch Walker (IRE) 7-2 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden well over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 6l behind Klynch (8-7) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in May.
Spinning Spirit (IRE) 20-1 (10-1) Raced keenly in touch, lost place over 2f out, eased, last of 14, 27l behind Cape Kimberley (9-7) at Salisbury 7f ldy hcp 0-65 (6) fm in May.
Delaware Dancer (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, headway to chase winner 1f out, stayed on, 2nd of 13, 2 1/2l behind Leelu (9-2) at Kempton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.
Flying Applause 11-4fav (8-9) In rear, ridden halfway, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, soon clear, comfortable (hand-timed), won at Nottingham 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf beating Steel City Boy (8-11) by 4l, 10 ran.
Gertmegalush (IRE) 11-2 (9-7) Always behind, 7th of 11, 7l behind Needy McCredie (9-2) at Carlisle 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in May.
Bermondsey Bob (IRE) 9-2 (8-11) Chased leader stands' side, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 12, 9l behind Dashwood (9-7) at Nottingham 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Oh So Spicy 9-2 (8-11) Keen led, ridden and headed over 2f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 8, 8l behind Batgirl (9-5) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Half A Crown (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Held up, ridden and headway on stands side rail over 1f out, stayed on strongly under pressure inside final furlong to lead post, won at Ayr 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Oct '09 beating First Swallow (8-7) by shd, 14 ran.
Dancing Welcome 5-1 (9-2) In touch, headway under pressure 2f out, driven and stayed on from over 1f out, presed for 3rd last strides, never going pace to trouble winner, 4th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Gracie's Games (8-10) at Chepstow 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in May.
Exceedingly Good (IRE) 3-1fav (8-11) Held up behind, headway on stands side rail over 2f out, effort and every chance 1f out, driven and edged left inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 4th of 9, 1 1/2l behind Fathey (8-4) at Nottingham 6f app hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.
Pineapple Pete (IRE) 6-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, not quicken, 4th of 9, 2l behind Manoori (9-5) at Nottingham 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Replicator 12-1 (8-12) Held up mid-division on outer, ridden over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 8th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Chantilly Jewel (9-4) at Kempton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Feb.
Griffin Point (IRE) 40-1 (8-12) Took keen hold, chased leader, ridden to challenge and edged left 2f out, soon every chance, weakened final furlong, 5th of 11, 4l behind Nubar Boy (9-3) at Windsor 6f clm stks (6) gf in May.
Suddenly Susan (IRE) 8-1 (8-5) Raced freely, headway to lead over 4f out, well clear over 3f out, hung left over 1f out, headed well inside final furlong, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 13, 2 1/2l behind Formal Demand (9-3) at Southwell 6f 3yo mdn stks (5) fbs.
Reset To Fit 9-1 (10-9) Close up, ridden over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, not quite pace to challenge, 5th of 15, 3 1/2l behind Hambleton (10-2) at Redcar 6f Amateur Maiden Handicap (0-65) (4yo+) (6) gf in May.