Tight Knit is not badly weighted if returning to his best. He should have come on for a recent outing on the Polytrack, his first since April. Blinkers are applied to Waverunner after another modest effort at Wolverhampton while Slipper Satin and Helmsley Flyer both look high enough in the handicap on the evidence of their recent form. RETUNTOBRECONGILL stands out as he forced the eventual winner, Dame Nellie Melba, to pull out all the stops over track and trip last week and James Givens' charge can go one better in this company.
Tight Knit (USA) 20-1 (9-2) Steadied start towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never on terms, last of 7, 9l behind Admirable Duque (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Waverunner 14-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase leader over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Eurystheus (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Returntobrecongill 10-1 (9-1) Led, joined 8f out, ridden over 2f out, headed approaching final furlong, driven and ran on, 2nd of 8, nk behind Dame Nellie Melba (9-3) at Southwell 1m 3f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
Slipper Satin (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Led, headed over 7f out, pushed along 3f out, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 5, 6l behind Rebel Force (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Helmsley Flyer (IRE) 6-1 (8-13) Held up behind, headway on outside over 2f out, soon ridden, effort over 1f out, one pace when edged left inside final furlong, 4th of 16, 3 1/2l behind Man From Seville (9-1) at Redcar 1m 6f 3yo mdn hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May.