Tiananmen and Pearl Spice are coming along nicely but may just need more time and EL TOREROS may be too streetwise for the pair. Lawney Hill's charge has shown improved form the last twice under more aggressive tactics, culminating in a comfortable Newton Abbot success last time. Conor Shoemark is good value for his claim and the gelding can follow up off an 8lb higher mark. Take The Crown and Iguacu both failed to back up wins last time when most disappointing, especially the former who ran no sort of race at all, but should be more competitive on the back of a good break and rates the prime threat.
Tiananmen (IRE) 9-2 (11-0) Took keen hold, led, pressed 3 out, driven and headed between last 2, ridden and no extra when lost 2nd flat, 3rd of 8, 7l behind In The Rough (11-0) at Worcester 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gs in Jun.
Vujiyama (FR) 5-2fav (11-3) Held up mid-division, mistake 1st, took keen hold, headway 3 out, weakened after 2 out, 10th of 12, 24l behind Minella Reception (11-8) at Southwell 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gf in Jun.
Exitas (IRE) 20-1 (10-9) Held up in mid-division, headway chasing leaders approaching 6th where slight stumble, went left and bumped 3 out, pushed along before 2 out, kept on same pace in 4th, 4th of 12, 19l behind Bohemian Rhapsody (11-0) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f mdn hdl (5) gd.
St Ignatius 7-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, ridden after 5th, lost place when not fluent 3 out, soon weakened, last of 8, 37l behind Focail Maith (11-0) at Huntingdon 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Apr.
Indalo Return (IRE) 15-2 (10-5) Held up mid-division, in touch, headway 3 out, challenged next, every chance between last 2, outpaced before last, soon beaten, 2nd of 9, 5l behind Alderbrook Lad (11-0) at Hexham 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Jun.
Pearl Spice (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Mid-division, headway 5th, mistake 2 out, weakened before last, 3rd of 14, 17l behind Retrieve (11-0) at Stratford 2m mdn hdl (5) gf.
El Toreros (USA) 8-1 (10-12) Made all, not fluent last, ran on flat, won at Newton Abbot 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Jun beating Mister Hendre (9-13) by 2 1/2l, 13 ran.
Take The Crown 5-2fav (10-9) Tracked leaders on outside, lost place when mistake 3 out, soon well beaten, 8th of 10, well behind No Likey (10-5) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in May.
Iguacu 6-1 (10-6) Mid-division, lost place before 3rd, never back on terms after, 7th of 8, 11l behind Pure Style (11-10) at Worcester 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gf.
Unidexter (IRE) 25-1 (11-3) Held up, not fluent 3rd or 4th, headway when fell 6th, in a race won by Another Brandy (11-11) at Fontwell 2m 2f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gf in Jun, 9 ran.