This race may be restricted to apprentices but a few of the runners arrive in excellent form. Thecornishcowboy has already won on soft ground at Nottingham and Ayr this month and has every chance of completing his hat-trick, despite a penalty. Geeaitch was well beaten back on Turf at Chepstow, however, while Highlife Dancer may be back in the handicapper's grip. Shahrazad's win came on the Polytrack but she was placed here last August. ETON RAMBLER needed the run when behind Geeaitch at Chepstow last month and is now only a pound higher than for his last win. He can take this under the promising Cam Hardie.
Thecornishcowboy 11-8fav (9-7) In touch, good headway from 3f out, pressed leader from 2f out, shaken up to lead inside final furlong, pushed out, won at Ayr 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) sft beating Thackeray (8-12) by 1l, 9 ran.
Palus San Marco (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Slowly away in rear, hung left over 2f out, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 8l behind Barwick (9-2) at Newbury 1m 4f app hcp (5) gd in May.
Eton Rambler (USA) 4-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, in touch, effort over 2f out, stayed on same pace from over 1f out, 3rd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Ivor's Princess (9-1) at Bath 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in May.
Sacrilege 25-1 (8-11) Refused to race soon after leaving stalls, in a race won by Frozen Over (9-2) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in May '13, 13 ran.
April Ciel 3-1 (8-10) Fly-jumped start, led and raced keenly, headed 2f out, soion ridden, stayed on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 5, 2l behind Dandy (9-7) at Chepstow 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Waahej 2-1fav (9-9) Tracked leaders in 3rd, led 2f out, clear over 1f out, eased towards finish, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep beating Poncho (8-12) by 3l, 8 ran.
Highlife Dancer 4-1 (9-0) Prominent, took keen hold, led over 2f out, soon headed, no extra final 100 yards, 7th of 13, 8l behind Glens Wobbly (8-2) at Bath 1m 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Geeaitch 8-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 9, 14l behind One Pursuit (9-0) at Chepstow 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in May.
Cabuchon (GER) 7-2 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden and effort inside final 2f, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, 3rd and held towards finish, 3rd of 9, 1l behind Men Don't Cry (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.
Shahrazad (IRE) 15-2 (8-5) Made all, pressed inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Apr beating Imaginary World (9-7) by 1l, 5 ran.
Joyful Motive 25-1 (10-6) Tracked leader until over 4f out, outpaced over 3f out, 6th of 7, 18l behind Dynastic (10-5) at Southwell 1m 6f claim (6) fbs in May.