A big field for this venue but made up mostly of deadwood. TRUE SPIRIT went very close at Lingfield last time and he gets a token vote to come out best if handling the surface. There are no worries about Heidi's Delight on that score as both wins to date have come on the Fibresand but she's 5lb higher than her latest success in January. Flying Giant has been placed over a mile here and Wotalad went within a nose of winning over track and trip back in December.
True Spirit 9-4fav (9-7) Pushed along from stalls, disputed lead until over 4f out, chased leader, led again 2f out, soon ridden, headed well inside final furlong, rallied close home, just failed, 2nd of 12, ns behind Alfresco (9-5) at Lingfield 7f hcp (6) pol in Jul.
Heidi's Delight (IRE) 33-1 (8-10) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 4th of 7, 6l behind Alexandrakollontai (9-8) at Carlisle 7f fll hcp (5) gf in Jul.
Flying Giant (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden when not much room, bumped and lost place over 2f out, well beaten over 1f out, 7th of 8, 11l behind Katmai River (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Apr.
See Clearly 8-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 7th of 11, 7l behind Sugar Town (8-6) at Thirsk 7f fll hcp (5) gf in Jul.
Wotalad 16-1 (8-7) Led until halfway, led again over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 4th of 13, 2l behind For Shia And Lula (9-7) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jul.
Indastar 50-1 (9-5) Keen, always in rear, 8th of 9, 30l behind Strictly Silca (9-0) at Ripon 6f 3yo mdn (5) gf in Jun '13.
Zainda (IRE) 5-1 (10-8) Chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Sophie's Beau (10-9) at Leicester 7f am hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul.
Thrust Control (IRE) 7-1 (10-6) Prominent, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 8th of 12, 11l behind Sky Crossing (10-2) at Redcar 1m am hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
Hidden Asset 3-1fav (8-12) Slow into stride soon prominent, ridden 3f out, edged left over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 12, 10l behind Elusive Warrior (8-5) at Southwell 7f hcp (6) fbs in Aug '13.
Moss Hill 14-1 (10-4) Awkward start, chased leaders, hung left from halfway, soon weakened, 10th of 11, 15l behind Absolute Bearing (9-9) at Redcar 6f amat mdn hcap 0-65 (6) gs in May.
Master Of Song 25-1 (8-12) Close up, led over 2f out, soon headed, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 13, 10l behind Hostile Fire (9-6) at Nottingham 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
Novalist 20-1 (8-12) Behind, pushed along halfway, ridden over 1f out, never a factor, 10th of 13, 9l behind Pearl Noir (8-12) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jul.
Benidorm 33-1 (8-11) In touch, headway over 2f out, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, unable to quicken near finish, 3rd of 11, 3/4l behind Hayek (9-3) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Jun.
Genax (IRE) 10-1 (7-8) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, no extra and lost 2nd place close home, 3rd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Sugar Town (8-6) at Thirsk 7f fll hcp (5) gf in Jul.