The next race on the card looks to be an intriguing handicap with seven runners and hopefully CALDERCRUIX can go in ahead of Mercoliano and Bin Shamardal. The selection looks to on the improve as his latest victory showed. He won by two lengths in the end but the time of the race was quick considering they crawled for the first part of the race. A stronger pace today should see him in better light and with so many front runners in the field he should get it. Jamie Spencer is also a positive booking on the Tom Tate horse. Marco Botti's Mercoliano plainly didn't stay at Kempton on his latest effort and today's trip will suit better. He absolutely hacked up on his previous start before that flop and it's on that form we have assessed him. He rates a big dander to the selection if handling the switch to grass. Bin Shamardel won a messy race on his latest start but did it well in the end. Mark Johnston runs two and Understory appears to be the stables first string on jockey bookings but do not underestimate Cono Zur's debut run which sets the standard here. However, its Caldercruix and Spencer who get our vote.
Cono Zur (FR) 3-1fav (9-7) Slowly into stride, soon outpaced and struggling in rear, 8th of 9, 36l behind Kumbeshwar (8-13) at Catterick 7f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Nov.
Caldercruix (USA) 11-4 (9-0) Made all, soon niggled along, ridden well over 1f out, in command final furlong, won at Redcar 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Apr beating Don't Call Me (9-3) by 2l, 5 ran.
Mercoliano 13-8fav (9-5) Led, headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 5, 12l behind Atlantic Tiger (9-3) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Apr.
Bin Shamardal (IRE) 2-1 (8-11) Close up, led over 1f out, 3 lengths clear entering final furlong, pushed out, won at Beverley 1m mdn stks (5) gf in Apr beating Wulfrida (8-6) by 1 1/2l, 12 ran.
Green Earth (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 5, 1 3/4l behind Dromore (9-0) at Kempton 1m 2f Stakes (0-75) (3yo) (5) pol in Apr.
Understory (USA) 4-1 (9-4) Chased leader, ridden 2f out, every chance over 1f out, not quicken, 4th of 10, 2 1/4l behind Layla's Lexi (8-6) at Haydock 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Apr.
I'm Super Too (IRE) 9-1 (8-6) Held up in touch, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, headed close home, 2nd of 6, nk behind Music Of The Moor (8-8) at Beverley 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Apr.