Spin Artist has been kept busy in search of his previous better form and his latest effort was certainly more like it when a close-up fifth to Lily Edge at Lingfield recently. His yard has also experimented with a different trip on each of his last four starts so it's interesting to see him dropped a furlong here despite the aforementioned recent improvement. Arlecchino is a consistent sort who demands respect whilst Benandonner cannot be ruled out despite venturing well into the veteran stage. However, OUTLAW TORN is the choice in the hope that his recent poor effort was a mere blip as this normally reliable performer has plenty going for him otherwise. He was previously in good form on Turf, Kieran Shoemark claims a very useful allowance as an improving apprentice talent and the fact that connections return him to the track just four days after that latest run is taken as a positive.
Spin Artist (USA) 16-1 (9-7) Raced wide held up, headway on outer 2f out, ridden and no impression final furlong, 5th of 11, 1 3/4l behind Lily Edge (8-8) at Lingfield 1m 2f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Arlecchino (IRE) 7-2 (8-10) Tracked winner until ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 5, 14l behind Busatto (9-9) at Leicester 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May.
Outlaw Torn (IRE) 7-1 (8-4) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon beaten, last of 8, 9l behind Baraweez (9-7) at Musselburgh 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
Mini's Destination 10-1 (9-0) Behind, headway when hampered over 2f out, never dangerous, 10th of 14, 32l behind Flying Applause (9-4) at Leicester 1m hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Apr '12.
Angel Cake (IRE) 8-1 (9-6) Led until over 4f out, weakened over 3f out, last of 8, 9l behind John Potts (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Benandonner (USA) 15-2 (8-12) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 2nd of 14, 1l behind Zed Candy Girl (8-8) at Bath 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gs in May.
Frontline Phantom (IRE) 6-1 (8-12) Took keen hold, raced wide, held up towards rear, headway on wide outside 3f out, went 2nd and hung left over 1f out, ridden and stayed on same pace inside final furlong, lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Elizabeth Coffee (8-13) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp (6) gf.
Morna's Glory 66-1 (8-6) Never better than mid-division, 10th of 12, 15l behind Alluring Star (8-8) at Catterick 7f app hcp (6) gd in Apr.