Haleo and Clodoaldo are highest-rated on official figures but that's more of a comment on the company they've been keeping rather then actual achievements. Obviously either could be more than good enough dropping into the basement but STANLOW appeals as a value alternative despite having to concede over a stone to the aforementioned pair. A dual winner on the all-weather during the winter, he's performed reasonably well in a couple of Turf handicaps of late, notably when a fair third at Brighton behind Last Minute Lisa and receives the vote with that solid if modest run of form to his name. Exclusive Contract has only had three runs and is a possible improver.
Stanlow 6-1 (9-7) Held up in mid-division, headway on inside over 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, ridden to challege over 1f out, disputing lead and every chance entering final furlong until winner went on final 135 yards, one pace, 3rd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Last Minute Lisa (9-5) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp (6) fm.
Claude Greenwood 8-1 (8-10) Prominent in chasing group, pushed along halfway, chased leaders over 2f out, wandering when ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 6th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Royal Caper (8-11) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-55 (6) gd in Jun.
Hail To Princess 20-1 (8-7) Hel up in rear, never a factor, 9th of 13, 18l behind Megalala (8-11) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Apr.
Clodoaldo (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, never on terms, gradually weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 7l behind Inevitable (9-2) at Nottingham 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Haleo 2-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 4f out, ridden to chase clear winner over 2f out, one pace and lost 2nd inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 6l behind Angus Glens (9-12) at Yarmouth 1m 3f 3yo & 4yo sll (6) gf.
Lindart (ITY) 25-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, ridden over 4f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 6, 18l behind Kimbali (9-2) at Leicester 1m clm stks (6) gf in Jun.
Deja Bougg 25-1 (8-11) Unseated rider going to start, always well behind, last of 12, 36l behind Sunrise Star (9-0) at Bath 6f fll mdn stks (5) gd in Jun.
Exclusive Contract (IRE) 6-1 (8-8) Steadied start, held up in rear, headway into modest 4th over 2f out, plugged on into 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 4 1/2l behind Koliakhova (8-8) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo clm (6) gs.