EUROQUIP BOY forced a dead-heat at Chepstow last time and, despite a penalty, effectively races off a lower mark here thanks to David Kenny's 7lb claim. The lightly-raced four-year-old has scope for further improvement and can follow up. Lingfield winner Tell Halaf has registered both victories to date over 7f and had Itsthursdayalready behind over the same distance at this track last time, but Avonlini has claims off only a 2lb higher mark having won over C&D in May. The remainder are all struggling at present though veteran Almaty Express crept into the places here on his penultimate start.
Euroquip Boy (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) In touch far side group, ridden to chase leader over 1f out, kept on to join on line, won at Chepstow 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Jun deadheating with Bermondsey Bob (9-7), 17 ran.
Itsthursdayalready 13-2 (9-12) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace from over 1f out, 3rd of 10, 6l behind Meydan Style (8-12) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jun.
Tell Halaf 6-4fav (9-12) Held up in mid-division, took keen hold, headway on inside over 2f out, ridden to chase winner and hung right from over 1f out, no impression, 2nd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Meydan Style (8-12) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jun.
Dies Solis 14-1 (8-1) Went left start, soon chasing leader, ridden over 2f out, lost 2nd over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 6l behind Mymumsaysimthebest (9-13) at Kempton 6f app hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jun.
Crimson Queen 12-1 (9-3) Off the pace towards rear, ridden and struggling over 2f out, 8th of 9, 22l behind Gracie's Games (8-10) at Chepstow 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in May.
Katy's Secret 4-1 (8-11) Mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, kept on final furlong, never a threat, 6th of 10, 7l behind Roodee Queen (7-11) at Folkestone 6f clm stks (6) gf in Jun.
Almaty Express 16-1 (10-2) In rear, never a factor, 9th of 14, 9l behind Hayek (10-3) at Hamilton 6f am hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun.
Dingaan (IRE) 40-1 (9-5) Always in rear, last of 11, 32l behind Kipchak (9-9) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jun.
Vhujon (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Raced stands side, mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 17, 12l behind Miss Polly Plum (9-5) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) std in Jun.
Avonlini 5-1 (8-12) Led early, with leader, hung right on bend over 2f out, stayed on to lead and edged right well inside final furlong, won at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in May beating Libertino (9-3) by 3/4l, 12 ran.
Simple Rhythm 20-1 (8-6) Chased leader, ridden over 2f out, lost 2nd over 1f out, weakened quickly soon after, last of 6, 10l behind Volito (9-0) at Goodwood 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Charlietoo 12-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened well over 1f out, last of 12, 14l behind Justcallmehandsome (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jun.
Pinball (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, took keen hold, switched left 3f out, headway 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 12, 10l behind Unwrapit (8-11) at Beverley 5f app hcp 0-55 (6) gd in Jun.