ASHPAN SAM certainly wasn't winning out of turn at Epsom three weeks ago. A 5lb higher mark will make life tougher here but he's almost guaranteed to run his race, which is more than you can say about a few of his rivals, so is taken to reverse Newmarket running in the spring with Goldream and go in again. Desert Law has ability but is quirky and is now tried in a hood. He'll be thereabouts if the headgear has the desired effect and Morache Music is a reliable sort at this level, though probably doesn't win as often as he should. El Viento wasn't beaten far at York last time while Gamesome still has time on his side and has a 7lb weight-for-age allowance. Secret Witness will pop up somewhere off his current mark but maybe not today.
Morache Music 20-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, 7th of 14, 4l behind Rocky Ground (9-0) at Windsor 6f Listed stks (1) gd.
Ashpan Sam 7-2fav (9-7) Quikcly away, made all, ridden inside final furlong, ran on, won at Epsom Downs 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gd beating Swiss Cross (8-6) by 1 1/2l, 16 ran.
Shropshire (IRE) 13-2 (9-10) Raced near side, held up in rear of group of five, switched left inside final 2f, headway and squeezed through over 1f out, ran on to 4th final 120 yards, 4th of 14, 2 1/4l behind Sir Reginald (8-10) at Doncaster 6f hcp 105 (2) gs in Sep.
Arnold Lane (IRE) 50-1 (9-2) Raced centre, chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 19th of 28, 12l behind Baccarat (9-2) at Royal Ascot 6f hcp 0-110 (2) gf.
Valbchek (IRE) 50-1 (9-4) Always towards rear, 13th of 14, 8l behind Rocky Ground (9-0) at Windsor 6f Listed stks (1) gd.
Desert Law (IRE) 14-1 (9-6) Raced stands side, always towards rear, 18th of 19, 28l behind Monsieur Joe (9-6) at York 5f hcp 0-105 (2) gs in May.
Humidor (IRE) 25-1 (9-13) Slowly into stride, behind, ridden 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never involved, 7th of 10, 7l behind Intrinsic (9-4) at Goodwood 6f hcp 105 (2) sft in May.
Goldream 5-1 (9-9) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on, 4th of 13, 2 3/4l behind Rene Mathis (9-3) at Newmarket 6f hcp 105 (2) gd in May.
Secret Witness 12-1 (10-0) Held up mid-division, effort over 1f out, never dangerous, 11th of 13, 5l behind Golden Steps (8-10) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Gamesome (FR) 25-1 (9-1) Prominent, ridden and hung left over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 20, 2l behind See The Sun (8-7) at York 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd.
El Viento (FR) 28-1 (8-5) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 6th of 18, 1 3/4l behind Top Boy (7-13) at York 5f hcp 105 (2) gs in May.
Fairway To Heaven (IRE) 16-1 (9-11) Held up towards rear and keen, effort over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, last of 13, 6l behind Golden Steps (8-10) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Bahamian Heights 25-1 (9-0) Prominent, took keen hold, ridden, not much room and weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 14l behind Aeolus (9-0) at Haydock 6f 3yo lst stk (1) gs in May.