Spirit Of Gondree is usually thereabouts without being good enough while Men Don't Cry is getting steadily closer as he drops down the weights. OPUS MAXIMUS has also slipped down the handicap and ran his best race for some time when runner-up here a week ago. The multiple course winner looks set to end his long losing run with Jimmy Fortune's presence taking the eye. Munaawib was below par on his latest start but his earlier placed efforts suggest he can figure if back to his best today.
This Is Me 4-1 (9-5) Slowly away always in rear, eased over 1f out, last of 6, 34l behind Jamaica Grande (8-4) at Yarmouth 1m mdn hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Glenridding 9-1 (9-11) Dwelt, soon pushed along and prominent, pushed along halfway, edged right over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 11, 11l behind Whipphound (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jun.
Spirit Of Gondree (IRE) 5-1 (9-6) Dwelt, in rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 5th of 9, 2 1/4l behind Shared Moment (8-9) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jun.
Safwaan 6-1 (9-7) Towards rear, ridden to chase leaders over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no impression, 5th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Salient (8-10) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.
Meglio Ancora 18-1 (9-7) Towards rear, switched left and headway 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 13l behind Lord Franklin (9-2) at Hamilton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jun.
Munaawib 3-1fav (9-7) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed just inside final furlong, soon lost 2nd, no extra in 4th final 100 yards, 4th of 14, 6l behind Lightning Spirit (9-7) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-55 (6) gf in Jun.
Guardi (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 10th of 14, 11l behind Two Minds (9-4) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-68 (6) pol in Jun.
Men Don't Cry (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 13, 1 1/2l behind Young Jackie (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jun.
Opus Maximus (IRE) 18-1 (8-5) Held up in rear, headway on wide outside well over 1f out, went 2nd 1f out, closed on tiring winner towards finish, never able to challenge, 2nd of 13, 2 1/4l behind Beauchamp Xerxes (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jun.
Shameless Man (IRE) 150-1 (9-8) Slowly into stide, soon in touch, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 12th of 15, 20l behind Pomology (8-10) at Windsor 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gd in Jun.
King Of Wing (IRE) 66-1 (10-3) Always towards rear, 8th of 12, 10l behind Josie's Dream (9-13) at Warwick 1m 5f am hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun.
Katmai River (IRE) 16-1 (8-3) Held up, ridden and headway 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 16, 10l behind Dancing Maite (8-13) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun.
Silver Fawn (IRE) 25-1 (8-2) Held up, ridden over 2f out, soon beaten, last of 8, 25l behind Al Thumama (9-1) at Warwick 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.