WHIPPHOUND disappointed here last time but gets the token vote on his earlier defeat of Penbryn over track and trip. Hamis Al Bin scored over 6f at Brighton last month but has been well beaten since while Irish raider Phils Wish has been placed over 7f on a couple of occasions both at this track and Dundalk. Burren View Lady is open to further progress back over today's trip and dropped in class while Diamond Vine has the past form to figure but like the majority of these remains out of sorts.
Hamis Al Bin (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, never on terms, 5th of 8, 7l behind My Own Way Home (9-3) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-65 (6) fm.
Whipphound 11-4fav (9-8) In touch, headway on outside over 2f out, chased leaders and hung left under pressure over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 12, 5l behind The Great Gabrial (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Penbryn (USA) 7-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, smooth headway on outside halfway, tracked leading pair going well 3f out, edged left over 1f out, soon ridden, weakened well inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 4l behind Menelik (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Phils Wish (IRE) 4-1 (9-2) Raced wide and soon chased leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, switched left over 1f out, soon ridden, lost 2nd inside final furlong, soon weakened, 5th of 12, 4l behind Menelik (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Diamond Vine (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Outpaced towards rear, never on terms, 8th of 12, 12l behind The Great Gabrial (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Novalist 14-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 16, 7l behind Iceblast (9-7) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun.
Lord Buffhead 9-1 (10-1) Never better than mid-division, 7th of 13, 4l behind Foreign Rhythm (10-5) at Ayr 5f am hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Frosted Off 20-1 (8-11) Chased winner until pushed along over 2f out, soon weakened, 5th of 6, 27l behind Secret Rebel (9-7) at Chepstow 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Burren View Lady (IRE) 7-1 (8-9) Dwelt, took keen hold, soon tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, last of 10, 8l behind Baltic Prince (8-7) at Carlisle 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Chester Deelyte (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Awkwardly away and slow into stride, in rear, never a factor, 8th of 10, 8l behind Choc'a'moca (9-10) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Dingaan (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 7th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Rise To Glory (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Mar.
Mystical Witch 16-1 (8-10) In touch in rear, ridden over 2f out, no impression, last of 5, 7l behind Sweet Talking Guy (8-8) at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Direct Trade 22-1 (8-5) Tracked leaders, ridden and every chance when hung left over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 10, 8l behind Idle Curiosity (9-7) at Ffos Las 6f 3yo hcp 0-55 (6) gf.