Chasing Dreams has the form to figure but is proving best with some cut in the ground. Magical Rose will handle the going but drops back to 6f for the first time having gone close over 7f at Sandown last week. Deepest Blue posted a better effort at Ripon last time and is preferred to Leicester winner Teetotal, who is upped in class today, but a speculative vote goes to top weight SCENTPASTPARADISE. Ann Duffield's sprinter is back on a winning mark and a recent outing at Ripon will have blown any cobwebs away.
Scentpastparadise 20-1 (9-7) In touch, lost place over 2f out, last of 8, 7l behind Antonio Gramsci (9-4) at Ripon 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Chasing Dreams 6-1 (9-5) Prominent, hard ridden to challenge over 1f out, kept on final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 5, 2l behind Sharaarah (9-7) at Southwell 5f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) fbs.
Magical Rose (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) In touch, not clear run and switched left over 1f out, ridden to lead just inside final furlong, soon edged right, headed towards towards finish, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Benoni (9-2) at Sandown 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
My Name Is Rio (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) In touch, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 7l behind Shore Step (9-0) at Haydock 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Deepest Blue 14-1 (8-10) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, every chance entering final furlong, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Bondesire (9-7) at Ripon 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Ingleby Royale 5-1 (8-10) Close up, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 23l behind Claude Greenwood (8-5) at Leicester 7f 3yo clm (6) gd in May.
Teetotal (IRE) 9-4fav (9-6) Chased leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, ran on strongly, won at Leicester 5f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd beating Borough Boy (9-1) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.
Ayasha 18-1 (9-3) Dwelt, always towards rear, 10th of 11, 16l behind Bondesire (9-7) at Ripon 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Blue Clumber 33-1 (8-5) Mid-division, chased leaders on inside over 4f out, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, no impression final furlong, 6th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Lexington Blue (8-9) at Beverley 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf.