David Evans holds a strong hand in this seller as both Memphis Man and SCARLET ROCKS are previous C&D winners. The former may be on the downgrade but the latter was only beaten half-a-length in a claimer here two runs ago and a repeat of that effort would probably suffice in this. Basle is rarely far away but has a poor strike rate while this may be too sharp nowadays for National Hope. Anjomarba has been running a little better than her form figures suggest, however, and could go close if first-time blinkers have the desired effect. She makes more appeal than the three-year-old Sugar Prince.
Divine Rule (IRE) 20-1 (9-13) Short of room start, keen tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 18l behind Llewellyn (9-2) at Lingfield 7f sell stks (6) sft in Jun.
Memphis Man 12-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, ridden and weakened 2f out, 6th of 10, 6l behind Clear Spring (9-11) at Brighton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun.
Anjomarba (IRE) 25-1 (9-10) Raced far side tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 19, 2l behind Novalist (9-4) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Jun.
Basle 3-1fav (9-9) In rear, ridden and headway on inside over 1f out, effort to press winner entering final furlong, no impression and lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 11, 3/4l behind Conry (9-12) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jun.
Griffin Point (IRE) 22-1 (9-1) Mid-division, lost place halfway, soon beaten, last of 13, 9l behind Ginzan (9-11) at Windsor 5f fll hcp (5) sft in Jun.
National Hope (IRE) 16-1 (10-11) Fly leapt start, tracked leaders, led over 5f out, headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 13, 30l behind Takitwo (10-7) at Salisbury 7f am hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jun.
Pose (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 9th of 14, 10l behind Danzoe (9-10) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun.
Scarlet Rocks (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, always behind, 11th of 15, 14l behind Avonrose (9-4) at Newbury 7f flls hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Sugar Prince (IRE) 2-1 (9-3) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, last of 5, 10l behind Red Senor (9-3) at Lingfield 5f 3yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Mar.
Baltic Flyer (IRE) 25-1 (8-10) In rear, pushed along over 3f out, never dangerous, last of 7, 22l behind Bogini (9-5) at Sandown 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Jun.
Mandianna (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) Towards rear, effort over 1f out, never dangerous, 10th of 12, 8l behind Flying Kitty (8-11) at Kempton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Feb.