Forest Edge is hard to catch right but stormed to an eight-length win at Bath last week and should go well again, despite a 6lb penalty, though his past record suggests that's not guaranteed. Dick Bos is another recent winner carrying a penalty but that shouldn't stop him confirming latest running with Misplaced Fortune. El Viento is at home in this grade but his best recent efforts have been over the minimum trip while Compton's only win last season came over 7f. NASSAU STORM returned to action with a fine fifth at Ascot and, with that run under his belt, Bill Knight's charge looks set to go close in this off his current mark.
Joe Packet 20-1 (9-7) Stumbled slightly start, soon tracking leaders, hampered and lost place over 3f out, well held after, eased inside final furlong, 9th of 13, 14l behind Khubala (9-5) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Forest Edge (IRE) 6-1 (8-12) Soon chased leader, challenged 2f out, led inside final 2f, pushed clear final furlong, ran on strongly, easily, won at Bath 6f Stakes (0-90) (4yo+) (3) fm beating Top Cop (9-3) by 8l, 6 ran.
Nassau Storm 16-1 (9-3) Mid-division, headway 2f out, not clearest of runs over 1f out until approaching final furlong, ran on inside final furlong, nearet finish, 5th of 15, 1 1/4l behind Yeeoow (9-2) at Ascot 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in May.
El Viento (FR) 14-1 (8-5) Mid-division, headway halfway, led over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 15, 8l behind Mass Rally (9-3) at York 6f hcp 0-105 (2) gs in May.
Tioman Legend 12-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden and lost place over 2f out, 12th of 13, 23l behind Khubala (9-5) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Compton 6-1 (8-9) In touch on inside, effort to chase leaders 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 7th of 16, 4 1/2l behind Arctic Feeling (8-2) at Epsom Downs 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
Misplaced Fortune 12-1 (9-5) Close up, ridden and every chance 2f out, stayed on same pace, 4th of 11, 4l behind Dick Bos (8-9) at Ripon 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Dick Bos 9-2 (8-9) Made all, hard pressed from over 1f out, kept on well, won at Ripon 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gd beating Fast Shot (9-1) by 2l, 11 ran.
Cheveton 33-1 (8-7) Awkwardly away, always in rear, 12th of 15, 13l behind Mass Rally (9-3) at York 6f hcp 0-105 (2) gs in May.
Church Music (IRE) 20-1 (8-1) Soon outpaced and always towards rear, 13th of 17, 4l behind Duke Of Firenze (9-0) at Epsom Downs 5f hcp (2) gd.
Harrison George (IRE) 12-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, ridden and plugged on inside final furlong, never going pace to get involved, 11th of 15, 5l behind Al Muheer (8-13) at Chester 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Head Space (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 3l behind Meandmyshadow (8-12) at Catterick 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in May.