John Gosden boasts a fine strike rate at this course and INFINITUM can add to his tally. Not beaten far on her last three starts over today's trip she can finally register that elusive first win in today's company. Toptempo is not far behind her on official ratings and will be no pushover while Hallmark Star won't have to improve much on his earlier fourth at Newmarket to get involved. It's difficult to see any of the remainder having any influence on the outcome unless Hereford bumper winner Woodacre has enough pace to figure on his first start on the Flat.
All That Remains (IRE) 50-1 (9-9) Held up mid-division, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 11, 24l behind Openly (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f mdn stks (5) pol.
Neighbourhood (USA) 20-1 (8-8) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, soon weakened, eased over 1f out, 7th of 9, 41l behind Hi Note (8-13) at Bath 2m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Sep.
Tram Express (FR) 100-1 (9-3) Started very slowly, in rear, headway on wide outside 6f out, ridden and weakened over 3f out, tailed off, 10th of 11, 24l behind Homeric (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol.
Woodacre 2-1fav (11-7) Held up towards rear, headway going well over 4f out, led over 2f out, headed close home, 2nd of 15, hd behind Josh Deets (10-7) at Uttoxeter 2m NH flat (6) gd in Sep.
Faraway Land (USA) 33-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, effort over 3f out, never a factor, 8th of 9, 28l behind Suraj (8-7) at Doncaster 1m 4f mdn stks (5) sft in Apr.
Slide Show 50-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 3f out, 10th of 13, 34l behind Bold Cuffs (9-5) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Hallmark Star 11-1 (9-7) Keen held up in touch in rear, ridden over 2f out, plugged on, never a factor, 4th of 5, 10l behind Courtesy Call (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Aug.
Straight Shot (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Led until approaching final mile, chased clear winner until over 2f out, weakened soon after, 6th of 12, 23l behind Dr Yes (9-3) at Bath 1m 4f mdn stks (5) fm in Sep.
Wise Lord 25-1 (8-12) Always behind, wide on bend 5f out, never a factor, 12th of 13, 20l behind Yammos (8-9) at Windsor 1m 2yo sll (6) gd in Aug '11.
Infinitum 2-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, steady headway over 5f out, pushed along to chase leaders 3f out, challenged 2f out, led well over 1f out, ridden and headed 1f out, weakened final 100 yards, 4th of 11, 2l behind Homeric (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol.
Thecornishwren (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Led narrowly, headed 5f out, lost place over 3f out, no impression final 2f, 6th of 11, 14l behind Christingle (8-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Toptempo 8-1 (8-12) Held up mid-division, ridden entering final furlong, kept on same pace, 4th of 11, 7l behind Openly (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f mdn stks (5) pol.