Gunslinger has been in good form over shorter trips but has something to prove stepping up in distance, and so has the progressive Laverre, who could bounce back after a poor effort on soft ground last time. Frameit is better on the Polytrack and Hallstatt keeps edging up the weights despite not winning, but Arashi has claims on his latest fourth over C&D. However, the vote goes to HAWRIDGE KING, who was unfancied on his recent reappearance but ran a big race to finish a close-up fifth. With that pipe-opener under his belt Stuart Kittow's charge is fancied to return to winning ways here.
Gunslinger (FR) 25-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride, pulled hard in mid-division, headway over 2f out, stayed on to chase winner inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 2nd of 13, 2 1/2l behind High On A Hill (9-6) at Newbury 1m 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Laverre (IRE) 13-2 (9-5) Chased leaders, pushed along 5f out, weakened over 4f out, soon beaten and eased, tailed off, last of 12, 35l behind Tweedledrum (9-2) at Chepstow 1m 4f fll hcp (0-75) (5) gd in May.
Bin End Evensfav (8-13) Led for 4f, regained lead over 4f out, headed 2f out, faded inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Relative Strength (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 4f sell stks (6) pol in Apr.
Hawridge King 25-1 (8-10) Mid-division, headway on inside over 3f out, close up entering final furlong, no extra towards finish, 5th of 10, 1 1/2l behind Captain John Nixon (9-7) at Salisbury 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Hallstatt (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, chased leader 8f out, led 2f out, ridden and headed 1f out, kept on, one pace, 3rd of 10, 2l behind Arab League (9-7) at Haydock 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Leyte Gulf (USA) 3-1 (9-7) Dwelt, in rear, pushed along over 3f out, never dangerous, 6th of 10, 13l behind Profit's Reality (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in May.
Arashi 16-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders and keen, ridden over 1f out, no extra towards finish, 4th of 15, 2 1/4l behind No Time For Tears (7-12) at Nottingham 1m 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Frameit (IRE) 7-2 (9-8) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, chased winner inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Chocolate Caramel (9-8) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.