Exclusive Waters is only 4lb higher than when an easy winner at Southwell last time and Callum Shepherd claims 7lb. But he's yet to show anything on Turf, which is a worry. Tenor won at Lingfield on his first start for John Ryan but then disappointed at Wolverhampton. Myboyalfie was fourth at Windsor and starting to look well handicapped but could find this ground too lively. HEAVY METAL won the Richmond Stakes as a juvenile but the handicapper gave him little to chance to add to that success last year. He's now 28lb lower than at this time last season, however, and Mark Johnston has found him a good opportunity here.
Myboyalfie (USA) 8-1 (9-6) Held up toward rear, headway on outside over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 4l behind Tobacco Road (9-6) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Heavy Metal 9-2 (8-13) Slowly into stride, off the pace in 6th, never a factor, 8th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Purcell (9-0) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Mar.
Rayak (IRE) 10-3 (9-2) 7th of 9, 10l behind Terrubi (9-2) at Saint-Cloud(FR) 1m 2f 3yo mdn sft in Jun.
Tenor (IRE) 5-2 (9-8) Tracked leaders in 3rd, pushed along and outpaced over 2f out, edged left and weakened over 1f out, 4th of 5, 26l behind Life And Times (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Gracious George (IRE) 6-1 (9-7) Dwelt raced wide close up, headway to join winner 5f out, ridden 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 6, 3 1/2l behind Tenor (9-3) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Exclusive Waters (IRE) 5-4fav (8-12) Awkwardly away tracked leaders, switched left 2f out, headway entering final furlong, led inside final furlong, pushed out, won at Southwell 1m hacp 0-70 (5) fbs in Mar beating Silly Billy (9-6) by 2 3/4l, 5 ran.