Michael Bell and Ed Dunlop are having seasons well below normal standards. Grand Meister and Loch Ma Naire are their respective representatives here and although both have decent claims, FULL DAY makes more appeal in receipt of weight from the pair. After claiming a narrow Beverley success, the filly stepped up significantly in grade to contest the Edinburgh Cup Handicap and belied her odds as the 40-1 complete outsider of the field with a career-best fourth of 13. That run suggests that she's on the upgrade and she can confirm that viewpoint off a fair mark of 71. MaiD In Rio is inconsistent but useful on her day whilst Mendelita is likely to improve now handicapping.
Grand Meister 7-1 (9-3) Held up in mid-division, headway on inside 2f out, ridden chasing leaders over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 4l behind Arab Dawn (9-7) at Kempton 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol in May.
Fine Vintage (FR) 12-1 (8-8) Led, 6 lengths clear after 2f, headed 3f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 7, 14l behind Min Alemarat (8-11) at Haydock 1m 4f mdn stks (5) sft in May.
Loch Ma Naire (IRE) 3-1 (9-6) Took keen hold tracking leader, led 6f out, 3 lengths ahead 2f out, ridden and reduced lead over 1f out, headed and no extra final 50 yards, 2nd of 5, 1/2l behind Spectator (9-2) at Chepstow 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft in May.
Maid In Rio (IRE) 25-1 (9-4) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, ran on well, won at Haydock 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gs in May beating Emerahldz (9-6) by 1 3/4l, 10 ran.
Full Day 40-1 (8-2) Close up, ran wide winning post bend, ridden over 2f out, kept on final furlong, 4th of 13, 5l behind Hesketh Bank (8-7) at Musselburgh 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Mendelita 25-1 (9-0) Held up in touch, pushed along over 3f out, kept on same pace final 2f, went modest 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 12l behind Art Of War (9-5) at Ripon 1m 1f 3yo mdn (5) gd in May.