Bernisdale had Larkrise Star behind when going close over C&D last month before winning over a longer trip here three weeks ago. She has leading claims along with another recent course winner Royal Etiquette, who ran well again when fourth in better company here on his latest start. LIBRETTELA posted a better effort at Newbury last time and will have benefited for the outing. Alan Jarvis' C&D winner looks ready to make a bold bid and gets the nod. Ambala and Cool Hand Jake are others to consider off their current marks.
Bernisdale 7-2 (9-10) Made all, driven 2f out, stayed on gamely final furlong, won at Windsor 1m 4f fll hcp (5) gd beating Ironically (8-9) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Mahadee (IRE) 50-1 (9-6) Always towards rear, 10th of 14, 10l behind Blue Surf (9-3) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Librettela 14-1 (9-2) Raced wide early, led and soon clear with one other, ridden and headed over 2f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 8, 3l behind Beat Route (8-11) at Newbury 1m 3f app hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Jun.
Orpen'arry (IRE) 25-1 (10-0) In touch on outside, ridden halfway, soon weakened, 9th of 12, 6l behind Eager To Bow (9-11) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Royal Etiquette (IRE) 12-1 (8-9) Towards rear, headway on far side over 3f out, chased leaders 2f out, one pace final furlong, lost 3rd close home, 4th of 14, 2 1/4l behind Blue Surf (9-3) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Hawridge Song 14-1 (9-5) Held up mid-division, reminder over 4f out, kept on from over 1f out, 5th of 12, 11l behind Odin (9-7) at Salisbury 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Ambala 4-1fav (9-4) Tracked leaders, led 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, lost 3rd towards finish, 4th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Isdaal (9-1) at Chester 1m 2f fll hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Jun.
Larkrise Star 6-1 (9-3) Held up in rear, headway over 4f out, every chance over 2f out, led over 1f out, edged left when headed inside final furlong, no extra, 4th of 12, 1 1/4l behind Incendiary (9-3) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Wordiness 20-1 (9-0) Always behind, 11th of 13, 31l behind Shades Of Grey (9-2) at Newbury 1m 3f app hcp (5) sft.
Spartan Spirit (IRE) 11-4fav (10-12) Held up towards rear, headway 4f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 9, 25l behind Sula Two (10-10) at Newbury 1m 2f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) gs in Jun.
Ryedale Lass 9-2 (9-5) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, went 2nd well over 1f out until no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 7l behind Bouggatti (9-7) at Brighton 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jun.
Highlife Dancer 8-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, lost place over 5f out, last of 11, 13l behind Al Furat (8-4) at Redcar 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Cool Hand Jake 8-1 (9-1) Held up in rear, headway on inside over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, never dangerous, 9th of 15, 7l behind Woolston Ferry (9-2) at Bath 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Jun.
Acer Diamonds (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Led, headed 7f out, tracked leader until hampered over 3f out, soon ridden, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Titus Bolt (8-7) at Windsor 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Rogue Reporter (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Mid-division on inside, switched right over 3f out, ridden 2f out, headway over 1f out, driven and kept on inside final furlong, not pace to threaten, 4th of 12, 5l behind Tis Rock 'n' Roll (9-2) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Cape Joy (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Led, headed over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 8, 13l behind Hippy Hippy Shake (8-9) at Salisbury 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gf.