Jezza's winning run came to an end off today's mark last month but he drops back down in grade for this. The inconsistent Brunello went close over 1m4f here last time but The Blue Dog makes more appeal having scored over track and trip on her latest start. Easydoesit looks high enough in the weights on his recent efforts, however, and the vote goes to CAPE ALEX. She went very close over a shorter trip here last week on her reappearance and Clive Brittain's filly is fancied to go one better with that run under her belt.
Jezza 7-4 (9-3) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, kep ton and no chance with winner, 2nd of 4, 4 1/2l behind Admirable Duque (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Brunello 4-1 (9-1) In touch, headway on outside over 4f out, effort over 1f out, ran on, never reached winner, 2nd of 4, shd behind Blazing Desert (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar.
The Blue Dog (IRE) 5-2fav (9-5) Slowly into stride, tracked leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, ridden clear final furlong, readily, won at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar beating Mr Plod (9-3) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.
St Ignatius 10-1 (9-7) Always in rear, behind final 3f, last of 8, 14l behind Attwaal (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 4f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar.
Easydoesit (IRE) 5-1 (9-4) Mid-division, outpaced over 4f out, rallied to chase leaders over 1f out, faded final furlong, 4th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Tidy Affair (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar.
Just Jimmy (IRE) 66-1 (9-1) Tracked leader, weakened well over 3f out, last of 17, 44l behind Tinseltown (9-13) at Beverley 1m 2f ladies hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
Cape Alex 14-1 (8-9) Towards rear, pushed along 4f out, ridden over 2f out, effort when hung left entering final furlong, driven and stayed on to press winner final strides, 2nd of 9, shd behind Mazij (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Absolutely Me (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) In rear, ridden and struggling over 5f out, 9th of 10, 17l behind Abundantly (9-2) at Chepstow 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.
Commerce 50-1 (8-7) Dwelt always towards rear, last of 7, 15l behind Honey Of A Kitten (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f sell stks (6) pol in Mar.