In a really decent handicap LUCKY PUNT just lands the call ahead of fellow course specialist Veloso while Sedgewick is not without claims. Unbeaten in two starts over course and distance and with five wins overall from seven starts here the pick clearly loves this track. He is 6lbs above his last winning mark but having only found the one better off this mark last time he gets the call. Veloso is two wins from three starts at this track and is also 6lbs heavier in the handicap than when last in front. He only narrowly missed out from a couple of lbs worse off last time so he looks a live one. Sedgewick is another course winner with form over this trip. If he can put the two together he has every chance but he will have to improve on his last effort. Ella is likely to be in warm order in the market after a pleasing reappearance run but her previous runs here are off putting and Silver Point chases the hat-trick but he is yet to experience this surface. A top race this where Lucky Punt can prove to be just that.
Silver Point (FR) 5-2fav (8-9) won at Cagnes-sur-mer(FR) 1m 2f Listed stks std in Feb '09 beating Beau Vengerov (8-9) by shd, 12 ran.
Reve De Nuit (USA) 25-1 (8-7) Keen, tracked leader, led briefly halfway, weakened 3f out, 12th of 17, 24l behind Tinaar (8-9) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-105 (2) gs.
Ella 11-8fav (9-6) Raced keenly, tracked leaders, went 2nd over 7f out, led over 2f out, soon ridden, edged left and headed inside final furlong, kept on, held towards finish, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Trip The Light (8-10) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Apr.
Mull of Dubai 28-1 (8-12) Held up in rear, weakened well over 1f out, 12th of 16, 18l behind Albaqaa (8-13) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Apr.
Lucky Punt 11-4fav (9-10) Chased leaders, led over 3f out, headed 2f out, one pace final furlong, 2nd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Stanstill (9-9) at Southwell 1m 6f hcp (0-90) (3) fbs in Mar.
Lang Shining (IRE) 11-1 (9-4) Steadied start, always in rear, ridden and hung left final furlong, 7th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Bugaku (8-8) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Apr.
Bothy 7-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 4th of 15, 2 1/4l behind Fastnet Storm (8-10) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Oct.
Veloso (FR) 16-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase leader over 2f out, led approaching 1f out, headed post, 2nd of 14, shd behind My Arch (8-13) at Musselburgh 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Apr.
Sedgwick Evensfav (9-5) Held up well off the pace in 6th, headway to dispute 5 lengths 2nd 2f out, ridden to close and hung left under pressure over 1f out, kept on to 3rd final 100 yards, 3rd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Timocracy (8-13) at Lingfield 1m 4f sell stks (6) pol in Apr.