Lithaam is 13lb lower in the ratings than his last winning mark and that victory was over course and distance but although attractive on the pick of his form, he has little to side with of late. Almaty Express has a solid record on the artificial but his trainer has only found two winners here this year from thirty eight entries. Pavement Games lost her maiden tag with a narrow victory at Kempton and although she is finally getting the hang of things we take a chance with MANSII. Richard Hughes is booked for the ride and although Mansii only has one win to his name that came when last seen on the Polytrack here. He tentatively gets the vote ahead of Annia Galeria, who is 7lb higher in the ratings than her last win and Mazzola who is looking for assistance from blinkers. Red River Boy will appreciate the drop back in trip but is watched on all-weather debut.
Luisa Tetrazzini (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Dwelt, soon prominent, ridden to challenge over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Tri Chara (8-10) at Southwell 7f hcp (0-55) (6) fbs in Apr.
Annia Galeria (IRE) 7-4fav (8-6) Led, raced alone on far side from halfway and still overall leader, headed entering final furlong, soon weakened, 5th of 8, 12l behind Kinigi (8-7) at Brighton 5f hcp 0-52 (6) gf.
Red River Boy 9-2 (8-7) Behind, ridden over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 8th of 12, 6l behind Ryedane (9-7) at Redcar 6f all hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Mansii 4-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, soon pushed along in rear, headway over 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 6th of 10, 6l behind Emiratesdotcom (8-13) at Bath 6f hcp 0-55 (6) gd in Aug.
Lithaam (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Towards rear, ridden over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 5th of 12, 4l behind Towy Boy (8-12) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Desert Strike 11-2 (8-11) Tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 6th of 12, 7l behind Towy Boy (8-12) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Pinball (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, behind, hung right to stands side when rider dropped rein 1f out, never on terms, last of 9, 8l behind Stamford Blue (9-2) at Bath 5f app hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Aug.
Pavement Games 7-1 (8-2) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, led last 50 yards, just held on, won at Kempton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Madam Isshe (9-2) by nk, 10 ran.
Francis Albert 14-1 (8-1) Chased leaders 3f, 10th of 11, 9l behind Kinigi (8-6) at Bath 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Mazzola 12-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, not much room 1f out, soon eased, last of 12, 20l behind Towy Boy (8-12) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Almaty Express 9-2 (9-0) Prominent, led over 1f out, soon hard ridden, headed inside final furlong, faded, 3rd of 10, 3l behind Dancing Welcome (9-1) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Noisy Noverre (IRE) 66-1 (8-12) Raced wide and soon behind, 11th of 13, 25l behind Spa's Dancer (9-3) at Kempton 7f mdn stks (5) pol.
Helping Hand (IRE) 7-1 (8-6) Chased leader, led entering final 3f, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 2 1/2l behind Stamford Blue (9-2) at Bath 5f app hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Aug.