NOCTURN was an unlucky loser on his reappearance at Lingfield but made no mistake here two weeks ago. He only won by a short-head but is on an upward curve and an extra 3lb shouldn't prevent a third career victory. Flexible Flyer's best form so far has been over 7f but O'Gorman has to be respected after a string of placed efforts and both Ashpan Sam and Links Drive Lady will have come on for their reappearances behind the selection. Lexi's Hero has become disappointing, however, and Piazza San Pietro still looks too high in the weights.
Piazza San Pietro 9-2 (9-7) In touch in rear, pushed along halfway, ridden over 1f out, not troubled leaders, 5th of 6, 3 1/2l behind Picansort (9-7) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Apr.
Nasri 20-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, lost place well over 2f out, 13th of 19, 8l behind Thunderball (8-5) at Doncaster 6f hcp 105 (2) sft in Oct.
Nocturn 4-1fav (8-13) Took keen hold, chased leader, edged left 2f out, challenged and upsides when edged left inside final furlong, driven to lead post, won at Windsor 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Apr beating Poole Harbour (9-5) by ns, 15 ran.
Lexi's Hero (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Steadied start, held up in rear, never involved, 14th of 15, 13l behind Nocturn (8-13) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Apr.
Noverre To Go (IRE) 25-1 (9-7) Mid-division stand side, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 12th of 14, 19l behind Gandalak (9-3) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Apr.
Ashpan Sam 33-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, challenged and every chance when slightly hampered entering final 2f, stayed chasing leaders, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 15, 3 1/2l behind Nocturn (8-13) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Apr.
Links Drive Lady 12-1 (8-13) Outpaced towards rear, never threatened, 8th of 15, 5l behind Nocturn (8-13) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Apr.
O'Gorman 6-4fav (9-4) Tracked leaders, effort between horses when not much room just inside final furlong, forced way through, staying on when not clear run final 75 yards, 3rd of 6, 1 3/4l behind Picansort (9-7) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Apr.
Flexible Flyer 5-2fav (9-2) Awkward start, took keen hold, held up, headway 3f out, ridden to chase winnner over 1f out, stayed on, no impression final 100 yards, 2nd of 10, 2l behind Twenty One Choice (9-0) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Apr.
Blue Jack 4-1fav (9-5) Towards rear, outpaced over 1f out, never dangerous, 13th of 16, 5l behind Tagula Night (9-2) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Apr.