There's not much between a handful of these at the weights but WEST END LAD arrives in the best form. A repeat of his fourth in a handicap at Leicester last time should see him come out best in this grade. Valantino Oyster has split a couple of woeful efforts with a win at Ripon and Triple Eight is also proving inconsistent with a poor run at Beverley last time having gone close at Newcastle earlier. Refractor, Judicious and Matraash are struggling at present and dropped in class here as a consequence.
Refractor (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Took keen hold in mid-division, headway to track leader 6f out, led 5f out, pushed along 3f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, soon weakened, 12th of 13, 29l behind Attwaal (9-2) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Apr.
Waltz Darling (IRE) 11-4fav (9-7) Held up, ridden and some headway over 2f out, never near leaders, 6th of 11, 11l behind Carragold (9-7) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Apr.
Judicious 9-2 (9-6) Close up, weakened 3f out, eased over 1f out, 12th of 13, 49l behind Frozen Over (9-2) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in May.
Triple Eight (IRE) 11-2 (8-10) In touch, led after 3f, clear 4f out to 2f out, soon ridden, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 13l behind Christmas Light (9-2) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Matraash (USA) 14-1 (9-3) Raced keenly, led and soon set good pace, ridden and headed well over 1f out, weakened soon after, 8th of 9, 23l behind Gran Maestro (9-11) at Haydock 1m 2f app hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
West End Lad 14-1 (9-4) Raced wide until led 7f out, clear over 5f out, ridden 3f out, headed 1f out, no extra, 4th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Sehnsucht (9-2) at Leicester 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Tropical Duke (IRE) 11-1 (8-4) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, never in contention, 6th of 7, 7l behind Tony Hollis (8-1) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Valantino Oyster (IRE) 17-2 (8-12) Prominent, lost place over 2f out, 12th of 15, 15l behind Reset City (8-11) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Yorksters Prince (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Raced wide tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 9, 9l behind Final Delivery (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Mar.
Distant Sunrise 100-1 (8-9) Held up in last trio, driven over 3f out, never on terms, 7th of 9, 30l behind Carthaginian (9-13) at Newcastle 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gd.