Kieren Fallon partnered Novabridge to a couple of victories over this trip in April but he partners Johnny Hancocks here. Linda Stubbs' gelding is weighted to reverse Yarmouth running with Andy Haynes' charge but has hardly set the world alight recently and was well beaten at Redcar last Saturday. Albany Rose is a consistent filly but still searching for a first win on turf, while Ezzles need to step up in his second in a claimer at Kempton to land this. Whitecrest and Ladydolly can't be completely ruled out but, in a tricky little handicap, the vote goes to HOOTYS AGOGO who ran his best race so far when third at Redcar last Friday and will be helped by Neil Farley's 5lb claim.
Whitecrest 16-1 (9-2) With leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, soon headed weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 6l behind Manoori (9-5) at Nottingham 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Ezzles (USA) 14-1 (9-1) Led, riddden and joined over 1f out, kept narrow advantage until headed final 150 yards, kept on towards finish, just held, 2nd of 6, hd behind Eternal Youth (8-11) at Kempton 6f 3yo clm stks (6) pol in Apr.
Novabridge 11-2 (9-7) Tracked leader, ridden to challenge over 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 7l behind Bahia Emerald (9-4) at Yarmouth 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Johnny Hancocks (IRE) 7-1 (7-12) Chased leader, led halfway, headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 4th of 6, 7l behind Another Wise Kid (9-6) at Redcar 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Albany Rose (IRE) 6-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 9, 4 1/2l behind Bahia Emerald (9-4) at Yarmouth 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Ladydolly 7-1 (9-2) With leaders, ridden and hung left 2f out, driven over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 4l behind Steel Rain (8-11) at Chepstow 5f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd in May.
Hootys Agogo 5-2fav (8-8) Close up and keen, ridden over 1f out, led narrowly inside final furlong, kept on, headed close home, 3rd of 9, nk behind Mecca's Team (9-4) at Redcar 5f mdn hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Love Club 28-1 (8-3) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, no extra final furlong, 6th of 11, 7l behind Ma Quillet (9-7) at Warwick 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd.