BOSUN BREESE is in the form of his life and can defy a penalty having scored by six lengths at Musselburgh on Saturday. He won in a much faster time than when Mercers Row scored over the same C&D last month and the latter has since gone in again at Beverley. Swendab failed to cope in better company at Ascot last time having won both previous starts and he'll be thereabouts but last season's progressive sprinter Cool In The Shade may be better for the outing. Bedloe's Island is up 8lb for his recent C&D victory but can still figure as he's dropping down a grade.
Bedloe's Island (IRE) 2-1fav (8-12) Close up travelling well, chased leader over 1f out, led inside final furlong, pushed along and ran on, won at Redcar 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in May beating Noodles Blue Boy (9-4) by 2 1/2l, 8 ran.
Eland Ally 15-2 (9-0) Dwelt, mid-division, never dangerous, 15th of 20, 10l behind Living It Large (9-0) at York 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Oct.
Beauty Pageant (IRE) 14-1 (8-10) Chased leader, ridden and lost place inside final 2f, weakened 1f out, 10th of 12, 12l behind Mayoman (9-3) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in May.
Bosun Breese 15-8fav (9-3) Made all, ridden clear entering final furlong, ran on strongly, won at Musselburgh 5f hcp (4) gs beating Rasaman (9-10) by 6l, 9 ran.
Lady Royale 22-1 (9-0) Towards rear, soon niggled along, never on terms, 9th of 11, 5l behind Titus Gent (8-10) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in May.
Swendab (IRE) 25-1 (7-11) Led, ridden and edged left over 2f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 9l behind Sirius Prospect (8-11) at Ascot 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Sep.
Quaroma 50-1 (9-6) Towards rear, ridden on outside halfway, struggling after, never a factor, 9th of 10, 20l behind Capone (9-12) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Aug.
Mercers Row 11-4 (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden to challenge over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on, won at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in May beating Select Committee (9-3) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Select Committee 5-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, driven 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 9, 7l behind Caranbola (9-7) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Nickel Silver 20-1 (9-7) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 11, 11l behind Nomoreblondes (8-12) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May.
Cool In The Shade 13-2 (9-0) Made all on stands rail, clear 1f out, ridden out, won at Nottingham 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Oct beating Black Annis Bower (9-1) by 1/2l, 14 ran.
The Nifty Fox 16-1 (8-2) Raced far side chased leaders, ridden 2f out, stayed on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Diman Waters (8-3) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in May.
Secret Venue 7-2 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden and hampered 2f out, soon lost place, last of 8, 10l behind Absa Lutte (8-13) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May '11.
Tabaret 8-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, effort on outside over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace final furlong, no impression, 4th of 9, 2 1/4l behind Caranbola (9-7) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.