It was a very minor handicap that MAJOR ERADICATOR won at Brighton last week but it was probably a better race than this and, dropped into plating company for the first time with the champion on board, he should complete a quick double. Light The City's best recent form has been on the all-weather and he appears to need further than this on turf and though Ay Tay Tate has produced a couple of reasonable efforts he's still a maiden after 19 starts. Drop The Hammer is another who is more at home over a longer trip but she could prove the main threat as she scored over timber at Sedgefield last week. Valantino Oyster is blinkered for the first time and has generally competed at a slightly higher level so could make his presence felt.
Vain Boteli (GER) 22-1 (9-0) Always in last place, behind from over 4f out, last of 8, well behind Resplendent Ace (9-3) at Southwell 1m 4f app hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Nov '09.
Valantino Oyster (IRE) 17-2 (9-7) Dwelt, held up towards rear, ridden 4f out, no impression, 7th of 12, 18l behind Fossgate (8-9) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in May.
Chadwell Spring (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Prominent, hard driven over 3f out, challenging approaching final 2f, soon one pace, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Fitzolini (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in Jul.
Ay Tay Tate (IRE) 14-1 (9-10) Went right start, led, edged right 3f out, headed over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 14l behind Gogeo (9-12) at Doncaster 1m 4f mdn stks (4) gf in Apr.
Serenader 100-1 (9-11) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 9th of 13, well behind Ardlui (8-9) at Thirsk 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gd in May.
Drop The Hammer 4-1 (9-5) Led ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened 1f out, 7th of 8, 20l behind Heart Of Dubai (9-1) at Catterick 2m hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May.
Strikemaster (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) Held up, ridden 3f out, never a factor, 7th of 12, 16l behind Court Wing (8-5) at Yarmouth 1m 6f hcp (6) hvy in Oct.
Light The City (IRE) 8-1 (8-4) Tracked leaders in 3rd on outer, took keen hold, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 22l behind Maid Of Meft (8-12) at Newcastle 2m hcp 0-65 (6) gd in May.
Khalashan (FR) 22-1 (8-7) Dwelt, soon tracked leaders on outer, taken very wide on first bend after 1f, pushed along over 4f out, weakened over 3f out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Bajan Parkes (9-7) at Redcar 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May, 8 ran.
Major Eradicator (USA) 7-2 (8-8) Took keen hold, prominent, ridden to lead over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, won at Brighton 1m 2f app hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May beating Ede's Dot Com (9-7) by 3/4l, 6 ran.
Fantastic Storm 16-1 (8-7) In rear, outpaced over 5f out, tailed off, 6th of 7, well behind Torran Sound (8-13) at Yarmouth 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.
Always Dixie (IRE) 66-1 (7-8) Chased leaders, lost place over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, soon eased, last of 8, well behind Visions Of Johanna (8-1) at Catterick 1m 4f Classified Claiming Stakes (0-75) (4yo+) (6) gd in May.