Not much winning form to go on in this. AKDAM won a maiden at Wolverhampton back in March and has scored over hurdles since. With Flamingo Beat poised to miss out, there isn't much serious opposition remaining and he can get back to winning ways for an in-form team. Noor Al Haya has struggled in four subsequent starts since scoring over a mile at Bath so Jomari is preferred despite only finishing third in a seller here last week. Tobacco may be best of the rest.
Akdam (IRE) 9-2 (11-2) Tracked leaders, headway over 2f out, ridden and effort when hampered inside final 2f, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 5, 2l behind Darakti (10-0) at Doncaster 1m 4f 3yo amt hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Flamingo Beat 7-1 (9-4) Unruly start, slowly into stride, last pair, headway far side over 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, soon ridden and hung left, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 15, 9l behind Debdebdeb (9-2) at Newbury 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Pearl Spice (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, pushed along over 4f out, weakened over 3f out, last of 6, 12l behind Poetic Verse (8-9) at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Crystal Mist 40-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, pushed along some headway 3f out, soon ridden and weakened over 2f out, 8th of 15, 10l behind Debdebdeb (9-2) at Newbury 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Dawn Beat 25-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride, behind, headway 3f out, kept on same pace final 2f, 6th of 14, 20l behind Auld Alliance (8-12) at Chepstow 1m 4f fll mdn stks (5) gs in Jun.
Noor Al Haya (IRE) 33-1 (8-0) Towards rear, steady headway over 3f out, kept on inside final furlong, no threat, 5th of 14, 4l behind Duchess Of Gazeley (8-13) at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jun.
Tobacco 25-1 (8-2) Steaded start, held up in rear, switched right well over 1f out, switched left to inside and headway over 1f out, stayed on to 5th inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders, 5th of 12, 7l behind Danehill Flyer (9-0) at Pontefract 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Jomari (IRE) 40-1 (8-10) Ridden leaving stalls and soon led, driven 2f out, headed 1f out, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 6, 2l behind Curl (8-1) at Warwick 1m 3f 3yo sll (6) gf.